Charmaine Lim
Student Writer

Hello Halloween! If you somehow forgot, today is the day for candy and dressing up in Messiah-appropriate costumes. It might not be the most “Christian” holiday, but there are still a few ways you can have fun.

Dress up.


It sounds dumb, but dressing up for the fun of it is a great way to celebrate Halloween without doing something scary or illegal. Pull the brightest colors from your closet and dress as your parents in the 80s, or put on your fanciest clothes and pretend to be a socialite.

Watch horror movies.

Whether it’s animated Tim Burton movies or the remake of It, there are plenty of scary movies to choose from. Grab a few friends, make a bucket of popcorn, turn out all the lights, and give yourself a good scare. Few things are as fun as scaring yourself on Halloween.

Watch Stranger Things.

The first season is only eight episodes, and the second season is nine episodes long. It’s not recommended to binge both seasons in one sitting, but watching the first few episodes could satisfy your Halloween cravings. It’s the perfect amount of unsettling to keep you on edge, but not actually scary for those who hate horror movies. Plus, if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to start Season 2, it does take place around Halloween.

Eat candy.

Make a run to the store or the Union for some candy. After you buy it, you’re free to do whatever you want while eating it. Binge-watch cat videos on YouTube with candy wrappers by your side or snuggle down for a movie with a box of MilkDuds. Candy is really the most important part of Halloween. Just remember to brush your teeth before bed.

Play tag in the dark.

Go outside with a few friends and your warmest sweater, find the darkest place on campus, and run around for a few games of tag. Being in the dark will make the game that much more exciting, and the running will keep you from feeling the cold air. Bonus points to you if you’re dressed up to chase each other around.