Students should experience joys of Halloween

Photo by Aerin Johnson At the Kirkwood Farmers Market, tractors are available for children to ride while their parents shop. Keillyn Johnson, eighth grade, tries to shrink down to be smaller than sign that says one must be smaller than it to ride the tractors.

Photo by Aerin Johnson
At the Kirkwood Farmers Market, tractors are available for children to ride while their parents shop. Keillyn Johnson, eighth grade, tries to shrink down to be smaller than sign that says one must be smaller than it to ride the tractors.

Aerin Johnson
Editor-in-Chief

Halloween is a time for students to dress up, get candy, experience thrills like Fright Fest and Haunted Houses, and act like little children.

However, adults want high schoolers to stop enjoying most of the joys of Halloween claiming that they are too old.
Adults want teens to hand out candy and not dress up when they go to school on Halloween.
These are the same people claiming to want teens to hold on the child inside and telling them not to grow up too fast.

Many students enjoy dressing up and going to school in their Halloween costumes. It gives them a liberty they do not have on a normal school day.

The dress code still applies, but students can dress up and let their hair (or wig) down.

“I think it’s (dressing up’s) fun because we get to dress up as whatever we want,” said junior Maddie Zuke.

Zuke plans to come to school on Halloween as the 11th Doctor from the television show “Doctor Who.”

Senior Kirsten Fischer agreed but added that sometimes the costume may not be appropriate to wear to school.

“There’s a good type of dressing up and a bad type of dressing up. The good type, you know, is like cutesy and fun and creative. The bad type is kind of like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to wear these shorts and be Freddy Kruger.’”

Fischer said she too was dressing up, but hadn’t made a costume decision yet. This is Fischer’s fourth year coming to school in her costume.

Students have varying opinions on going trick-or-treating as well.

“I don’t think we’re ever too old to trick-or-treat, so we should always dress up,” said sophomore Mieisha James.

“If you want to do it, you can do it. There’s no law that says you’re too old to go trick-or-treating,” Fischer said.

Zuke added, “It really depends on the person, if they want to trick-or-treat or not. Like for me, I don’t go trick-or-treating, but if I wanted to, I could.”

This year, go out trick-or-treating, dress up for school, and if anyone questions you, just say, “I’m trying not to grow up too fast,” and continue on the way to Halloween Glory.



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