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Jenner is not a costume

Halloween is a day many people look forward to every year – from picking the perfect pumpkin to carve, to going to haunted houses, to dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treating. It’s all fun and games until costumes become displays of mockery and oppression against people’s gender identities or cultures. A costume expected to be popular this Halloween season is based on Caitlyn Jenner’s... 

Halloween is no excuse for racism

Imaginative Halloween enthusiasts ambled into the streets last week in the usual colorful display of outfits—some of them humorous, some of them horrifying, but not all of them tasteful. From the scantily clad to the grotesquely zombified to the obligatorily sexual, Halloween brought the creative spirit out of just about everyone who participated. Unfortunately, the holiday also invited those who... 

Halloween showcases its worst

Now that the candy coma stomach aches and party-induced hangovers of Halloween have subsided, it is time to look back on the mess that was made. Not the literal one you made in your bathroom on Nov. 1, but the trend of truly disturbing and inappropriate costumes that seemed to hit a horrible peak this year. It’s not news that people like to dress in offensive costumes, but this year, some of the... 

Students plan for traditional Halloween fun

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With Halloween just around the corner, University of La Verne students are not discouraged by their age and have shared their plans and costume ideas for this holiday. Many college students go out to costume parties on Halloween but others still hold on to their childhood tradition of going door to door asking for candy. “The whole point of Halloween is to go trick-or-treating,”... 

Scaring costumes out of schools

Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities and universal archetypes such as samurais and princesses. Despite Halloween’s historical background, which is debatable, cultural or religious conflict with the celebration... 
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