Halloween is an exciting holiday

Jordan Pendel, Staff writer

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday.

I may however, be a little biased, since my birthday is less than a week before it.

The entire month of October feels like Halloween, in my opinion.

Everything is spooky, houses are decorated with ghosts and goblins and it’s finally appropriate to watch all of my favorite Halloween-themed movies and TV episodes.

I trick-or-treated every year until I was 18, something that I’m not afraid to reveal because who doesn’t like free candy?

It’s a fun way for all of the neighbors to get to see what or who you are dressed up as.

I went with my dad until I was 14.

My eighth grade year, my friends convinced me to go with them instead. I remember feeling so bad for not going with my dad. I thought I would hurt his feelings for ditching him, but everything was okay because then he got to take my little brother instead.

It is times like this when I wish I didn’t live on campus so I can pass out candy to all the kids in the neighborhood.

It makes me so happy seeing people decorate their houses with lights and scary decorations.

A lot of people don’t put up special colored lights because they just think that outdoor lights are for Christmas (said by multiple neighbors).

Lights are the perfect way to make sure everyone sees your Halloween skeletons in the yard.

Halloween is the one night of the year where people can be somebody that they’re not.

Can you tell this is roughly influenced by the Cady Heron quote from “Mean Girls”?

I think there’s something poetic about the choice of a person’s costume because it says so much about yourself.

Dressing up as a character from your favorite movie tells everybody about one of your interests.

Making your own costume says even more about your personality.

Halloween is the time where you can show off how creative and artistic you are just by your choice of costume.

It allows us to be a completely different person, even if it is just for one night.

Unless you go out more than one night and in that case you can be someone else for multiple days.

When and where did carving pumpkins become a thing associated with Halloween?

Especially ones that have faces cut out of them.

It doesn’t bother me any because carving pumpkins is such a huge staple of the holiday.

You’re definitely missing out if you’ve been neglected from this fun, weird tradition.

I’m not sure how I feel about class being canceled on Halloween because of advising day this year.

It’s nice because now I have the opportunity to go home for the day and pass out candy in my neighborhood, which is something I want to do so badly, but if I want to go out on actual Halloween night I have to worry about having class in the morning.

Nobody wants to have to worry about getting up to go to class on time.

Last year was perfect because advising day was the day after Halloween.

I prefer Halloween-themed movies (scary and not scary) over other holiday-themed movies any day.

Luckily the cult classic “Hocus Pocus” will be playing all day on Freeform.

FYI, someone has created a drinking game that goes along with the movie, so all you people who are 21 and obsessed with the movie as much as I am, you should go find it.