BY CLAIRISSA MYATT
Halloween: a prime time for people both big and small. The only day of the year where it is perfectly acceptable to be whomever one wants to be without any judgment.
Trick or treating, passing out candy or hitting up a local party, there is something for everyone on this spooky holiday.
“Last year I dressed up as a hippie and went to a friends house for a party,” said Danielle Marando, junior. “It was a great time and I will probably do that again this year.”
If a costume party is what peaks ones interest simply ask around, there is bound to be dozens happening come tonight. Do not forget a fun and creative costume.
If a low-key night seems of more interest: grab some candy, recline on the couch and pop in a scary movie, it is tradition after all.
“I’ll stay in and watch movies this Halloween, obviously something scary. My favorite movie is ‘Alien,’ a movie about an alien who kills people on its space ship, it is a classic,” said Mike Cronin, junior.
As a matter of fact, all of the “hallow-classic” movies are featured on Netflix, an account that nearly every college student possesses. “Scream”, “Carrie” and “Fright Night” are just a few of the many streaming now. Make sure you have snacks, but you may drop them when you scream.
Attention all foodies: look no further than Pinterest for treats and sweets recipes for this spooktacular night. From novice to advance there are ideas galore.
Take “Halloween candy bark” for example, it takes a mere five minutes by sprinkling candy over melted chocolate that has been spread across parchment paper. Chill in the refrigerator and enjoy while watching “Hocus Pocus.”
“I have seen some really interesting recipes shared on Facebook this month in regard to Halloween. I may take on the man in the kitchen role and try some out this year,” said Nick Connery, junior.
With all the excitement that Halloween brings: the parties and movies that are taking place, it is important to remember to be safe.
While every student loves a good party; the music, friends and the obvious drinking, it is important to celebrate responsibly. While it all may seem like fun and games and everyone is living in the moment, large crowds of intoxicated college students on a particular festive night of the year can lead to trouble.
Here are some pointers to take note of before the adventure of Halloween night begins:
1. Dress comfortably: Just because the majority of college students dress with the mentality “less is more” on this particular day, does not mean everyone has to. The night begins well before the party so make sure one is comfortable in whatever costume.
2. The “Buddy System” is not strictly for childhood field trips: Always attend a party with a friend[s] and be conscious of each others whereabouts throughout the night. It may seem like an inconvenience, but with rowdiness can occur, it is nice to have someone looking out for anything unusual.
3. Go easy on drinks: It may seem like an excuse to drink excessively this night, however staying lucid is a good idea on Halloween night. It is important to stay conscious of ones surroundings and it will ultimately save oneself from making poor decisions.
4. Tell a friend before an exit: Never leave a party without telling the person one came with. It is a scary and panicky situation that is unfair to everyone involved. Communication is key at any event, and with texting being the main form of communication, there is no excuse not to hit send.
Whatever one is doing tonight, do it responsibly and have fun.