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Boo or boohoo? Different takes on Halloween

Teens give their thoughts on the holiday
Aubrey Petty (left) and Emma Callahan walk down the hallway to the Eastview cafeteria during lunch on Friday Oct. 27. It was the day before Halloween weekend and Aubrey said she was excited. Photo by Evee Rooney-Kozak

Norwalk High School students have different ways and opinions to celebrate Halloween. 

Some say they enjoy the season while one said he is not a fan. 


“I don’t really see a point in it,” said junior Aiden Petry. “It’s not really celebrating anything. I just see it as an excuse to get free candy.”

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 However, Petry said he still likes candy such as Milk Duds and that his family makes a big dinner on Halloween. He said this Halloween he won’t be doing anything special.


“I just treat it like any other night,” he said. “It’s either that or give out candy.”


Conversely, freshman Nora Reed said Halloween is her favorite holiday because of the decor, weather, football games and pumpkin patches. She said one of her customs for Halloween has always been eating all of her candy after trick-or-treating.


Although she says this year she won’t be doing that. Nora says that people should stop trick-or-treating in high school because they’re more mature. So this year Reed said she will spend Halloween giving candy to trick-or-treaters or with friends.


“I’m sad because it reminds me that I’m getting older,” she said. “I’m not a little girl anymore.”


Freshman Audrey Graves said that she likes fall, pumpkin carving, and going to the pumpkin patch. 

She says her only tradition is to go to a family Halloween party each year on Beggars’ Night. 


Graves said people should stop trick-or-treating when they graduate from high school.   


“Kids should get a lot more candy then than older kids, and the younger kids need to enjoy their Halloween,” Graves said. She said that she will likely go to a haunted house with friends this Halloween. 


For Graves, September is too early to listen to Halloween music and put up decorations but by Oct. 1, it is okay.  


“Early October we usually decorate for Halloween as a family”, she said.


Student Aubrey Petty says she likes the Halloween season because of the candy.

“I think it’s cute to see little kids because they’re like all dressed up,” Petty said. 


She says her favorite Halloween candy is Twix.


 “I like the Twix from the big-sized candy bags and will do whatever it takes to get them all,” she said.  


Students have displayed different emotions toward Halloween. But Petty said she is definitely a fan.


“It’s just a very fun time of year,” she said.


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