A YEARLY TREAT

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Carving pumpkins is an example of a tradition. It is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy. People can enjoy making spooky faces and spending time with family and friends.

NATHAN SCHEIDT, Seventh Grade Reporter

They go from door to door, demanding the candy that they think is rightfully theirs. All around their neighborhoods, their voices ring with the joy of receiving sugary snacks on Halloween night!

Kids love Halloween because it is very diverse in terms of favorite traditions. Some people like the candy, others like the costumes, and others even just like hanging out with family and friends.

Many people think that hanging out with your friends is super fun. Sixth grader Willson Holley said his favorite part of Halloween was”probably just hanging out with my friends.” Being with your friends while going out brings a whole new level to the fun of trick or treating. Going out into the dark and getting candy is even better.

Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy Halloween. Grown ups can, too. Officer Dan McCune, Nipher’s Resource Officer, shared, “I take my son around the neighborhood.” Trick or Treating is often a good way for families to spend quality time together while having fun.

Candy is another favorite part of Halloween. Colleen Hunter, sixth and seventh grade teacher supported this idea, as she quickly replied, “The candy, for sure!” People enjoy candy for many different reasons such as the sugar, the weight of the bag, and comparing loads with friends. 

The most visual part of Halloween is the costumes. They can range from an LED stick figure to a gorilla to characters from a television show. One of the things people like most about Halloween is the fact that you get to dress up as anything you want, and no one will judge you. There can be peer pressure to have a “cool” costume; and sometimes, the “cool” costume may not be in their budget.

Hunter stated, “ Dressing up is fun, but usually it’s kind of hard and stressful to think of something creative.” Dressing up is not as easy as one might think.

Kids must be responsible when going out because sometimes they are on their own, and there are some people in the world who would take advantage of them. To all the people who take the whole bowl of candy, be responsible, and respect the other trick or treaters. Although candy may be your favorite thing ever, its important to not go completely overboard. These factors can stop people from truly having fun on Halloween.