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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Olive Samsel poses for a photo while dressed as Radiohead for Halloween.

A look at some of the best Halloween costumes at Pitt this year

By Kelly Xiong, Senior Staff Columnist October 30, 2023

Over “Halloweekend,” Pitt students dressed in elaborate, funny and creative costumes walking through the streets of Oakland. Many Pitt students showed out for Halloween, going above and beyond for...

Notes From an Average Girl | Happy Halloweekend

Notes From an Average Girl | Happy Halloweekend

By Madeline Milchman, Senior Staff Writer October 26, 2023
In this edition of Notes From an Average Girl, Senior staff writer Madeline Milchman writes about how college students celebrate Halloween, and how it has changed over the years.
A member of Quo Vadis provides historical details during a guided tour in the German Nationality Room on Oct. 23.

Quo Vadis spooks Nationality Room visitors with historical Halloween tales

By Nada Abdulaziz, Senior Staff Writer October 25, 2023

For two chilly October evenings last weekend, the Cathedral of Learning stood as a towering beacon of mystery. Within its hallowed halls, brave visitors to the Quo Vadis Halloween tours embarked on a journey...

Satire | No more sexy costumes, only chaotic nightmare fuel

Satire | No more sexy costumes, only chaotic nightmare fuel

By Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist October 24, 2023
The age of sexy Halloween costumes is waning, and we should wear the most outlandish, bonkers, hilarious costumes this spooky season.
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis warms up for a game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 9, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Column | The three scariest quarterbacks remaining on Pitt football’s schedule

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Pitt football has five games remaining in the season. The remainder of their season is truly frightening as they face several competitive, ranked ACC teams — all with top-tier quarterbacks. With Halloween...

Holland Hall in the Schenley Quadrangle.

‘Really fun, really scary’: Haunted Holland and Nightmare in the Quad presents Halloween themed activities for students

By Anna Kuntz, Staff Writer October 24, 2023
Students huddled together in fearful anticipation as they weaved through the underground tunnels of the Schenley Quad, awaiting jumpscares from Holland Hall RAs dressed in frightening Halloween attire on Friday night.
Opinion | It’s a shame adults can’t go trick-or-treating

Opinion | It’s a shame adults can’t go trick-or-treating

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist October 23, 2023
Holidays are not designed for adults to have as much fun as children, but the excitement and fun should not end just because we arbitrarily age people out of trick or treating in high school.
A giant jack-o’-lantern sits on display with the Pittsburgh skyline carved into the brow at the Monster Pumpkin Festival in the Strip District on Saturday.

Monster Pumpkin Festival turns the Strip District into a sea of orange

By Daniella Levick, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

When attendees came face-to-face with the massive pumpkins at the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkin Festival, only one word came to mind — colossal.  Over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkin Festival...

The Pitt News logo carved on a pumpkin.

Roundup of Halloween activities

By Donata Massimiani, Assistant News Editor October 5, 2023

Spooky season is settling in, and it may be hard to find fun and frightening activities on campus. Don’t fret — The Pitt News has compiled a list of events taking place throughout Pittsburgh to help...

Editorial | Characterizing TPN desks as Halloween candies

Editorial | Characterizing TPN desks as Halloween candies

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 30, 2022
Trick or treat, smell our feet, bring The Pitt News Editorial Board something good to eat in room 434 on the fourth floor of the William Pitt Union. From our paper to you, Happy Halloween! 
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