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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... 

Happenings

‘American Dream’ The deadline to see Katherine Frey’s “Ameri­can Dream” photography exhibit has been extended through Homecoming weekend in the Carlson Gallery in Miller Hall. 909 Film Festival The 909 Film Festival will feature short films made by young filmmakers who live in or make films set in the 909 area code. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 in Room 212 of... 

Pumpkin patch offers seasonal fun

Pumpkin patch offers seasonal fun
On a sunny Saturday, Wendy Tung from La Verne and her 11 month old son, Hans Tung, visited the pumpkin patch for the first time. While enjoying the event, Hans Tung posed on the hay while his mother took pictures. The 21st Annual Harvest Pumpkin Patch at Heritage Park, is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. / photo by Denisse Leung Ashley Sourapas Staff Writer Wagon... 

Downtown event makes Halloween safe

Downtown event makes Halloween safe
LVTV’s Jennifer Barlow and Taline Baghdadlian interview and hear jokes from Nathan and Rebecca Keeler at the annual Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday in Mainiero Square. This is LVTV’s second year participating in the downtown trick-or-treating event. It offers a safe area for kids to go trick-or-treating and to be featured on live television. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Kristen Campbell Editor... 

Spooktacular set to entertain LV

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages have a chance to join the Halloween fun at a live taping of La Verne Community Television’s “Halloween Spooktacular 2010.” There will be both tricks and treats in store for those who arrive from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Maniero Square in dowtown La Verne. “This will be LVTV’s second year in a row of putting on the... 

Halloween season brings haunted memories

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer For centuries, countless stories of hauntings and sightings of supernatural or ghostly figures have been passed down through various cultures. From London’s infamous Jack the Ripper, whom is said to haunt Westminster Bridge every New Year’s Eve, to the many legends of Paris, the city where studies of the occult and paranormal have been done. And as Halloween approaches,... 

Scary movies keep students frightened

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor When the month of October hits, the time comes to put that romantic comedy away and turn off the lights, lock your doors, pop some popcorn, turn up the surround sound and watch your favorite scary movie. Whether it is blood and gore or a psychological thriller, there is something about scary movies that has people wanting more, especially during the Halloween season. “People... 

Students’ opinions vary on Halloween costumes

Michael Phillips LV Life Editor With the economy being shaky and the rise of school expenses, some La Verne students are changing the way they are celebrating Halloween this year. Many ULV students were still not sure what they wanted to be for Halloween, or even wanted to do. “The problem is I don’t know what I’m going to be for Halloween,” Amber Lentulo sophomore sociology major said. “I’ve... 
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