“In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the pumpkin song.” That song lyric is true in our hometown, New Haven. People are always getting ready for this fun, spooky holiday. Whether they are decorating their houses, handing out candy, or dressing up themselves, the students here at New Haven High are getting ready for a spook-tastic night.
Maybe you don’t believe in ghosts, vampires, or goblins, but there are still other things lurking through the night.
Callie Weatherly made the comment on what creepy crawlers have her trembling around Halloween. “... I can't stand snakes, [or] any [other] reptile. Spiders are a definite no-go. I don't care how big or small-- just no.”
“My biggest fear is probably going to have to be clowns!” Savanna Hanna responded as well.
Mikayla Maloney had a terrifying moment that also made her squirm. “I hate moths-- nope, nope, and nope. When I was little, a moth landed on me and wouldn't fly off. The buzzing sound freaks me out, and I hate how furry they are! Gross!”
Graham Hill, Bernabe Ribera, and Alex Trentmann had a very similar, very scary, fear. Their biggest fears were people stepping on their jays (Jordans-- a shoe brand).
At NHHS, we have some exciting costumes that the students have worn in the past. They were asked to tell us what their favorite costumes were, and we got awesome responses.
Sheny Delgado replied, “In kindergarten, I had a pink Power Ranger costume, and to this day, it is still my favorite, because while every girl wore a princess, angel, or witch costume, I had worn that.”
“My favorites are the Purge costumes-- it’s cool to see a group of friends dress up like that!” Ariana Ribera exclaimed.
“Hillary Clinton's missing emails, because my best friend and I won an award and it was fun to make,” Alexis Sidwell announced.
Diana Ribera shared, “I once dressed up as a princess when I was younger. My mom curled my hair and did my makeup. I loved it! I actually looked like a princess.”
“I dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood for several years in a row. I don't know why, I just loved to wear the red hooded cape,” Callie Weatherly confessed.
“Last year, I made a Poison Ivy costume,” Desiree Strehlau commented. “That would have to be my favorite costume because of how long it took to make the outfit. Plus, I received so many wonderful compliments. It was 6 hours well spent.”
Some people’s favorite part of Halloween is the movies. Here are a few movies you should check out this year: IT, Beetlejuice, the Halloween series, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Children of the Corn, The Shining, As Above, So Below, and the original Nightmare on Elm Street.
Callie Weatherly excitedly exclaimed, “Do horror movies count? If so, I love anything that is gory. If I had to just pick one, I'd have to say the Saw series is pretty great.”
Keep your eyes peeled on October 31st, because you never know when the Boogeyman will get you.