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Trick or Treat


Halloween is here. For little kids, it is their favorite holiday because they get candy, carve pumpkins, and can be anything they want to be.

However, since we are in high school now, should we even bother with Halloween? Aren’t we too old to like Halloween?

“I still trick-or-treat and I do it around Compo Beach. It’s a lot of fun, and I like candy and wearing costumes,” Ben Goldshlager ’14 said. “Last year, I was a doctor. It’s fun acting younger than I am, although Halloween is still for everybody.”

There are many high school students that still get into the holiday spirit in one way or another.

“This year, I am going to be a bumblebee and do my usual trick or treating,” Will Englehart ‘ 14 said.

So if Halloween is on a week day, will students stay home and do their work or go out anyway?

“Last year I went to parties and trick or treated,” Kevin Coughlin ’13 said. “But I’m not doing anything this year because I won’t have time on a Monday night.”

However, there is more to Halloween than the fun antics for which it is known. It originated from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. It was celebrated at the end of the harvest season because the Celtics believed that the boundaries between the living and the dead overlapped.

But today, students’ only concern is one question: Trick or Treat?

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Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor
Though she may flaunt skirts and cardigans in every hue of pink, Kelsey Shockey’s ’14 girly presence is not to be misconstrued. The Staples Senior’s true passion is sports. Since the age of five, Shockey has devoted herself to playing tennis year round. Currently a member of the girls’ varsity team, Shockey hopes to pursue the sport in college. “I love tennis because it is like performing on a stage and the spotlight is on you,” Shockey said. However, Shockey isn’t just getting attention on the courts. Since her freshman year, she has been involved in the Staples Television Network (STN), providing coverage for sports events. “I was never a great speaker in middle school or elementary school because I was so shy. But now I’ve come out of my shell,” Shockey said. “STN changed everything.” Dreaming of one day gracing national television, she hopes to study communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. Combining her love for sports and communications, it’s no wonder that Shockey is a perfect fit as one of Inkling’s Web Sports Editors. Full of exuberance and enthusiasm, she loves that she can “connect with people” through her writing. Shockey’s proudest work is “Explosion at Boston Marathon,” the first breaking news story she has ever written for Inklings. With a strong work ethic as well as a flare for sports and broadcasting, Shockey is sure to be a valuable addition to this year’s Inklings staff.

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    BrendyNov 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Check that off the list of tihgns I was confused about.