Chilling Chitchat: A Halloween Q&A

Chilling Chitchat: A Halloween Q&A

Halloween is coming up soon, which means candy, costumes, and cooler weather. Halloween holds a lot of memories for many people. Around this time, there are many fun things to look forward to and remember. Costumes are being made, and excitement is rising as this beloved fall tradition begins to head in full swing. Here is a Q&A asking our student and staff body some questions about Halloween:

 

WW: What are some fun memories of Halloween from your past?

Emma Jane Compton: “My family, we make mummy dogs. It’s basically a hot dog wrapped in bread, and it is so good. And then we go through trick or treating together.”

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Nicole Christensen: “Oh, in my neighborhood when I was growing up, all the kids would go out to this one house that had a haunted maze in it. One year, a clown with a chain and a chainsaw came up to my face. So that was fun.”

Mr. Greg Easley: “All my memories from my childhood are mainly going trick or treating with my brothers. We lived in a pretty small town, so our parents felt safe, just kind of setting us loose on the few blocks around where we lived. So my brothers and I would go out, trick or treat, and rake in so much candy. We would always get home, dump our candy on the ground, and sort everything out. Now it’s super fun because I’ve switched to where I’m in dad mode. So let my daughters go trick or treating and see how much fun it brings them. . .it’s just a fun deal.”

Jesse Johnson: “My church does a trunk or treat every year. They are super fun, and I love going to them.”

WW: What are your thoughts on Costumes? For example, what do you want to see costume-wise?

Nicole Christensen: “One I’ve seen is fairies. It’s like the 80s fairies; they wear really high heels. Those are cool. And any character from movies, I think, is cool. And also blow up costumes.”

Jesse Johnson: “Some costumes I want to see are Bushmonster, Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Fred and Velma.”

WW: What are your thoughts on the trending ghost sheet costumes?

Nicole Christensen: “ I think it’s cool, but I also think it’s overused. So if I see anyone else do it, I feel like I’m just not going to be very impressed. We need more out-there costumes, more unique costumes.

WW: How would you describe the community overall around Halloween?

Mr. Greg Easley: “It’s cool because, I mean, we’re pretty new to our neighborhood. We’ve only lived in that neighborhood for about a year or so. And it’s just nice because it’s a time when you get to meet others when there’s not always a real easy way to meet people. You know, Halloween is a time when everybody is out on their porch. You get to walk around and shake people’s hands and get to know them and see their kids. So it’s one of the few times where our neighborhood feels a little bit more personal or personable, and people are actually having conversations with each other.”

WW: How have past Halloween traditions and ideas changed over time?

Emma Jane Compton: “I think it’s really fascinating considering you start with something like All Hallows Eve, where the spirits would come into the human world from the underworld. I think that was cool. And also that we used to carve turnips rather than pumpkins, which I found was really funny. But I think that Halloween, present day, is probably better than All Hallows Eve because back then it was a time of fear, but Halloween is kind of just like, ‘Let’s go get candy and have fun.”

Jesse Johnson: “I think it’s evolved because there are a lot more diverse costumes. Just kind of changes the way people dress up and do things.”

 

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Kenna Thornton is a sophomore at Walnut Grove High school. This is Kenna's first year on Wildcats Wired. She is on the Walnut Grove tennis team and enjoys spending time with her teammates at practice. She loves to cook, read, be outside, and hang out with friends.
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