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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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

‘Halloween’ returns to form 40 years later

By Apoorva Kethidi, For The Pitt News

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Movies, Top Stories

“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

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

City of steel is a city of scares

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, News, Top Stories

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

The tricks, treats and traditions of Halloween

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

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

Eerie ensembles: College students craft costumes at home

By Sarah Connor, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Culture, Top Stories

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...

Students prepare to scare: Holland haunts with 8 spooky themes

Students prepare to scare: Holland haunts with 8 spooky themes

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Students covered in blood shrieked cries for help in the tunnels beneath the Schenley Quad residence halls Sunday night. Other students filed through the tunnels, anxiously clutching each other’s hands and screaming in fear as they awaited lurking figures around each corner. About 800 student...

Movie murderers make killer crushes

Movie murderers make killer crushes

By Henry Glitz and Jaime Viens | The Pitt News Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In a darkened movie theater, a pale face appears, grinning evilly from the depths of a sewer grate. A masked man in a dark jumpsuit stalks menacingly down a corridor with a knife. A creepy loner stares fixedly at a female guest over the front desk of a motel in the middle of nowhere. Most of the audi...

Staff picks: Halloween movies

Staff picks: Halloween movies

By TPN Staff

October 23, 2017


Filed under Culture

With hundreds of thousands of Halloween titles to rifle through online, the thought of missing out on the spookiest movies can be frightening. And with Halloween in about a week, there isn’t a better time to sit back with friends, snack on overpriced candy from Rite Aid and nervously laugh at scary m...

Frightening Functions

Frightening Functions

By TPN Staff

October 18, 2017


Filed under Culture

The entire month of October is often laden with trips to pumpkin patches, nights spent watching scary movies under piles of blankets and parties where everyone shows off their handmade Halloween costumes. And whether it’s a Halloween bar crawl, a haunted amusement park or a live rendition of a spooky...

A spirited affair: “Fright Night” draws mix of actors, Halloween enthusiasts

A spirited affair: “Fright Night” draws mix of actors, Halloween enthusiasts

By Ian Flanagan / Staff Writer

October 29, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture

For some people, Halloween doesn’t end with childhood. Every fall season for the past 14 years, local amusement park Kennywood has drawn actors with varying experience to dress up and scare visitors during its Halloween-themed events, Phantom Fright Nights, which spooks visitors every Friday and Sa...

Not just in your lattes

Not just in your lattes

By MCT Campus

October 6, 2014


Filed under Archives

Pumpkin predictably takes over beer and cider in the fall.

Clever use of makeup can make Halloween scary again

Clever use of makeup can make Halloween scary again

By Jack Trainor / For The Pitt News

October 30, 2013


Filed under Archives

What’s wrong with being scary these days?It seems that once you hit college, Halloween becomes less about being scary and more about irony or playful jest.Even with the rise of Halloween attractions such as Pittsburgh’s Scarehouse and Hundred Acres Manor, scary costumes seem to be an afterthought ...

Are sexy halloween costumes really empowering?

By Dylan Abbott / Staff Writer

October 30, 2013


Filed under Archives

As my first American Halloween approaches, I am struck by the dedication and enthusiasm given to this festivity.Pumpkins have invaded all walks of life. Fake cobwebs hang in places where fake cobwebs rarely hang. Comical skulls and ghosts are decoratively scattered across homes and shops. I have never ...

Candy, candy, everywhere

By The Working Mom by Kay Luna, from the Quad-City Times

November 2, 2009


Filed under Archives

So, I was the one who ended up sick at our house over Halloween. Go figure. We didn't go anywhere the entire weekend, period. We even missed trick-or-treating. Luckily, Babycakes is 2 and didn't know the difference. She felt quite satisfied with the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating she did Fri...

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