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Halloween activities change as students age

Halloween is the best time of the year. Kids across the country get dressed up to go trick-or-treating around their neighborhoods. But, as kids grow up, trick-or-treating fades out, so kids need to figure out what else they are doing on Halloween night.

Halloween, celebrated worldwide on Oct. 31, is dedicated to remembering the dead. It is celebrated by scaring their friends, decorating their houses with crazy lights, dressing up as anything their mind can imagine and by trick or treating once it is dark out.

Some high schoolers still want to live out their childhood and continue to go trick-or-treating. Junior Rozhin Fadae said, “I still go trick or treating every year on Halloween. I’ve been going trick or treating since I was very young. It is my favorite tradition ever.”

Some teens hang out with their friends instead of going trick or treating. It is not a traditional form of celebrating Halloween, but people enjoy this once they grow up because they are still celebrating the holiday, but they don’t feel like they are little kids anymore. Junior Thomas Jezek said, “For Halloween, I spent the night hanging out at my friends house with all my friends. It was so fun because we ate a lot of candy and watched a scary movie.”

While in high school, it is hard to balance homework and socializing after school on a school night, so people decide to stay at home on Halloween and do schoolwork. With a CAPPS quarterly assessment on Nov. 1, the day after Halloween, students had to study all night in order to prepare for the big test. Senior Brooke Simon said, “I was so excited to celebrate Halloween, but I had to study for my calculus test that was moved from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.”

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