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Our Spooky Pizookie, although very tasty, was tragically not very spooky.

Spooky Pizookie? More like Kooky Pizookie

Nyla Black, Staff Reporter November 15, 2023

The fall season has much to offer, from the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte to pumpkin donuts, autumnal-themed candles and much, much more. Starting the first day of October (and often even earlier), many...

Prior to its cancellation, Scream Queens received mixed reviews. Fans appreciated the campy take on horror, while critics saw it as too messy and ridiculous. To this day, the show has retained a cult following.

Why ‘Scream Queens’ deserved better

Annaliese Long, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

‘Scream Queens’ aired on Fox Network from Sep. 2015 to Dec. 2016. Following a sorority tormented by a serial killer, the show masterfully blended comedy, horror and satire and was, in my opinion, one...

The secrets in the FNAF franchise stretch far and wide, and the movie is no exception.

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ brings horror to the big screen

Elias Andreopoulos, Staff Reporter November 9, 2023

On Aug. 8, 2014, the first Five Nights At Freddy’s (FNAF) game was released and soon sparked a cult-like following. A year after the first game’s release, fans were ecstatic with the announcement of...

The tradition of dressing up in costumes for Halloween originated from Celtic beliefs that the souls of the dead roamed the earth on the night of Oct. 31.

How old is too old to trick or treat?

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor November 7, 2023

“Trick or Treat!” is a phrase that is yelled many times on Oct. 31, when kids take to the streets of their neighborhoods dawned in costumes and on the hunt for candy. Halloween is a day lots of people...

Scare Zone: Vamp ‘69 depicts two scare actors, one dressed as a vampire and the other dressed as a civilian being attacked by the vampire. Passersby are welcomed to witness this gory downfall when vampires over-run the 1969 music festival.

Big frights with Halloween Horror Nights

Nyla Black and Kingston Lareau October 20, 2023

Universal Studios hosted its 32nd year of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) and, to no surprise, it was a big hit. This year’s event was led by one character: Dr. Oddfellow. Highlights of this immortal sorcerer...

Beginning on Sept. 2, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights reopened. The Weenkd: After Hours house was a recent addition to the event, and a wildly popular one at that. Its very cool, sophomore Johannes Calderon said. Something new and different for Halloween Horror Nights.

More scares “After Hours”

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

On Sept. 2, Universal Studios officially reopened one of their most popular seasonal events: Halloween Horror Nights. Many students attended, trying their best to experience all ten houses, five scare...

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

It seems as if impossible scenarios only appearing on the silver screen have seeped their way into our tangible world. Mass pandemics, books being burned and self-driving cars seemed almost fictional....

Did Halloween actually kill?

Did Halloween actually “kill”?

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter October 31, 2021

“Halloween Kills” picks up where its predecessor left off: 2018, on Halloween night, in the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. The town had a history of horror dueto being haunted by main villain, Michael...

Halloween Horror Nights is an event that occurs at Universal Studios between Sept. 3 and Oct. 31 that provides people with the opportunity to walk through up to ten haunted houses, ride roller coasters, and interact with performers all after hours. The 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights lived up to its renowned position as one of the largest “scare-fests” in the world, as the performers went above and beyond many people’s expectations, despite the safety precautions put in place.

30 years of screams: Halloween Horror Nights

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

As of this fall season, Universal Studios dusted off the cobwebs for the 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). My friends and I took full advantage of the chaos as the 15 of us took on the...

Beginning Sept. 10, Howl-O-Scream opened for its first frightening night at SeaWorld. While it was the parks’ first year hosting the event, Busch Gardens, a neighboring amusement park owned by SeaWorld, has been doing something similar since 1999.

Howl-O-Scream: The inaugural fear

Avery Ranum, Features Editor October 25, 2021

SeaWorld is not usually the first park I think of when I think “scary.” Neighboring parks, such as Universal which hosts “Halloween Horror Nights” and Walt Disney World which hosts “Boo Bash”,...

Halloween frights 2021

Halloween frights 2021

Makayla Martindale and Avery Ranum October 25, 2021

Halloween brings about a multitude of events that many people attend each year. The vast number of Halloween-themed events often create conflict regarding which provides the best scare experience.

I want to look weird,” Llorens said. “I want people judging me. I want the attention. I want them to see me like ‘look at me’. Does it look like I care what you think about? Nah, cause I look amazing.”
Created by: Faith Shimick

Jeremy Llorens: costume master

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter January 17, 2021

On any given school spirit day, there are always a handful of students dressed reasonably, and there is always that one student that goes way over the top. Nine times out of ten, that studentis junior...

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