A few students were asked about what they usually do on Halloween and what they plan to do this year. “I do go trick-or-treating sometimes, but I only do it for the free candy,” said Emily Moreno. “This year I am planning to give out candy, while my family takes my little brother out trick-or-treating.” Hannah White is also planning on handing out candy this year.
Taylor Oetterer has plans for the weekend before Halloween, “On Friday I am going to Fright Fest at Six Flags and to two haunted houses in St. Louis on Saturday.” For Halloween, she said, “I’ll probably be eating candy.” Taylor stated that her family will not be going trick-or-treating because they are all too old to go. Instead, Taylor thinks she will “probably just hang out with friends.” She isn’t the only one that really doesn’t have anything planned; there are some students who just don’t like Halloween.
“I don’t do anything on Halloween because I don’t like it,” said Dylan Goodwin. Although, he isn’t the only one with this opinion.
Lauren Gerlemann agreed by saying, “I hate Halloween; it’s scary.”
Keven McDowell said, “I don’t like Halloween because I’m too old to go trick-or-treating, but I like the candy. So I guess I don’t HATE Halloween.”
Then there are the students this year who are planning on going to state for volleyball. The game takes place on Halloween. “Hopefully we are going to play at state,” volleyball manager Julie Mockli commented. Kim Hoffmann said that she won’t have plans until she knows for sure that they are going to state. The volleyball players are three games away from knowing if they will qualify, as of October 23th.
Maybe there are some students who are excited for Halloween and not so concerned about volleyball or if they are too old. They could be in it for the fun they have with their friends.
Finally, there are students like Jon Stone who are excited for Halloween. He exclaimed, “I think Halloween is a perfect time of year to share a good ole ‘BOO’ with your buds!” Even though there are some students who do think Halloween is lame, there is at least one that you know for sure doesn’t mind getting his friends together. If you’re the kind of student who doesn’t think they are too old, be careful out there on Halloween!
-by Abby Perdue