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Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

Pittchcraft: Celebrating Samhain

By Emily Pinigis, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Halloween may be over, but the celebration of Samhain is still going strong. Samhain is a Celtic holiday celebrating the last harvest of the year from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, which historically served as the origins for the now mainstream Halloween holiday.

The Pitt Prescription: Hangover hacks for Halloweekend

The Pitt Prescription

By Elizabeth Donnelly, Senior Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Hangover hacks: with halloweekend coming up, Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Donnelly shares some hacks for ensuring healthy and safe alcohol consumption.

Weekend Watchlist: Spooky shows

“Twin Peaks” title card.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 17, 2019

It’s spooky season! With Halloween less than two weeks away, here are our favorite spooky shows available to stream.

More tricks than treats: Halloween’s sexual assault problem

More tricks than treats: Halloween’s sexual assault problem

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

November 1, 2018

Halloween is a scary time, but not because of cobwebs and skeletons — for women, the dangers of sexual assault are very real.

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

The character Michael Myers in the 2018 “Halloween” film.

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

November 1, 2018

“Halloween” is back. After 40 years and 10 poor sequels, the franchise finally hits a high note with the latest installation.

Editorial: Top 5 reasons to keep Halloween on Oct. 31

Editorial: Top 5 reasons to keep Halloween on Oct. 31

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 1, 2018

Would Halloween be more fun if it were always on a Saturday? A recent petition which has now received more than 50,000 signatures think so. But the Pitt News Editorial Board disagrees.

Spooky Sonnet

Spooky Sonnet

By Maggie Koontz, Senior Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018

Obey the laws on Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, because not everything is what it seems. That night the veil between the worlds becomes quite obsolete.

City of steel is a city of scares

The Early American Nationality Room is supposedly haunted by the ghost of Martha Jane Poe McDaniel.

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Pitt students looking for a haunt don’t have to look far. Pittsburgh is home to several haunted locations for those looking for a scare all year long, including one of Pitt’s own Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms. The Early American Room, situated in room 328 of the Cathedral, is alleged...

The tricks, treats and traditions of Halloween

“Snap-Apple Night,” painted by Daniel Maclise, depicts divination games that would be played on Samhain.

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

It’s hard to believe that consuming mounds of Snickers and Kit Kat bars every Oct. 31 hasn’t always been a part of the Halloween tradition. In fact, the holiday used to be far from the hoarding of junk food, it was instead a time for rooting of kale and cabbage, and playing divination games. L...

Eerie ensembles: College students craft costumes at home

Davis Kuhn and Josie Manns dressed up as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from “Spongebob,

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Students dressed up in outfits ranging from cartoon characters to sexy nuns walked to and from Sorrento’s and mingled in Oakland basements this weekend — but one student in particular stuck out from the group. Attracting attention with massive, floppy ears and a large trunk, Joey Valentino, a sophomo...

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