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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,”... 

Gift bags for the elderly

Gift bags for the elderly
Brianne Ray and Janet Romero, members of Psi Chi, met their fellow members Tuesday to put together Halloween goodie bags as part of their philanthropy event for the month of October. The goodie bags were filled with sugar free candy, crossword puzzles, and toys to be delivered to a retirement home in Pomona. / photo by Pablo Cabrera  Read More →

Heritage Park harvests family fun

Heritage Park harvests family fun
The Heritage Farm Pumpkin Patch has all sizes of pumpkins ready to be sold and carved. Behind the pumpkins, there is also a variety of farm animals including pigs, goats, and a sheep for sale. / photo by Zachary Horton Veronica Orozco News Editor As the 23rd annual Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch opens, parents and children gather in anticipation. With free admission into the park and pumpkins of any shape... 

Horror Nights offers frights

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Last Friday Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the opening of Halloween Horror Nights, when Universal Studios transforms the park offering terrifying mazes, shows and rides. On opening night Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper introduced “Alice Cooper Goes 2 Hell 3D,” a maze welcoming those who dare enter his nightmare. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The... 

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera

Halloween tricks, treats are caught on camera
Cousins Parker (Darth Vader) and Will (dressed in a Cars Shirt), were brought to La Verne’s annual Trick or Treat Festival by their grandmother, Sheryl Roy. Roy said they have attended this event for the past four years. Employees in the shops of downtown La Verne hand out candy to children in costume to celebrate the event. / photo by Cameron Barr Allison Lavelle Staff Writer Darth Vader and Boba... 

Dancers enter the dark side

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer The Inland Pacific Ballet hosted the Halloween spectacular “Vampires, Ghosts and Black Swans” Ballet Saturday and Sunday at the Bridges Auditorium in Claremont. The production included “Dracula,” “The Other Side” and “Swan Lake.” The dancers appeared in their white dresses and white painted faces with dark makeup around their eyes. As they came toward... 

Event spooks up Halloween spirit on campus

Event spooks up Halloween spirit on campus
Juniors Michelle Web and Christine Kinney carve a jack-o’-lantern at Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch hosted by CAB in Sneaky Park Thursday. The tradition of carving pumpkins, which originated in Ireland, came from the folklore story of Stingy Jack and his deal with the devil to not claim his soul at death. / photo by Scott Mirimanian John Bottala Staff Writer For the second consecutive year the Campus Activities... 

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... 

Commentary: Empty plots butcher modern horror

<i>Commentary</i>: Empty plots butcher modern horror
Christina Collins Burton, Managing Editor It is Halloween, a time I usually like to celebrate by going to see the latest installment of a horror movie franchise that studios love to beat to death. This year it will be “Paranormal Activity 3,” which I have very little hope for. Last year it was the final “Saw” film, which only confused me and made me very angry with the Jigsaw legacy. I am beginning... 

First Person Experience: Knott’s is now not so scary

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Knott’s Scary Farm has been one of Southern California’s favorite spots to enjoy the spirit of Halloween for years. Since its creation, people have flocked to the park that offers a scary good time. However, with competitors that have really amped up the screams, Knotts has been falling behind. The park was sufficiently full when I attended, but not like in years past. The... 
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