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This haunted spirit represents the ghostly feeling that follows the concept of Halloween.

Students tell stories of eerie encounters

Danisha Nasution ’25, Staff Writer October 20, 2023

Students celebrating Halloween in Westport have two choices: embrace the comforts of your cherished Halloween movies indoors or venture into the eerie darkness with your friends and family. While the holiday...

The annual celebration of Halloween can be navigated with advice on specific Westport hot-spots and uniquely decorated streets.

Navigating best 3 Westport Halloween havens

Lily Rimm '25, Paper Opinions Editor October 6, 2023

The month of wearing spooky costumes, decorating houses with cobwebs and handing out candy is finally here. While most teenagers today become engrossed with the idea of Halloween parties, they’re missing...

A popular costume this year is clowns where girls tend to where vibrant face makeup and attire ranges from ruched skirts to tight corsets.

Halloween heightens stress for teens, especially girls

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director October 31, 2022

I will always remember my childhood Halloweens filled with trick or treating, oversized onesie costumes and of course, buckets of candy. No one cared what they looked like and the biggest concern was how...

Netflix’s “The Monster: Dahmer” successfully entertains, but falls short in terms of morality and its focus upon the victims’ stories.

‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ shamefully dramatizes trauma for entertainment

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been all over social media lately: TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram –you name the platform; he’s received publicity for it. As Halloween nears, I hear more and more talk...

Released to Netflix on Oct 5, 2022, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone leaves viewers unfrightened despite being labeled as a horror movie.

Netflix’s ‘Mr Harrigan’s Phone’ fails to fit the horror genre

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager October 31, 2022

Fall is undoubtedly the best time of year. The cool autumn breeze, the spooky music, the decorations and the general spirit make the month of October beyond comparison. But the one aspect of the spooky...

Costumes on the internet display tight, short and revealing costumes, which can have a negative impact on the way teenage girls and women view themselves.

Halloween impacts girls’ body image

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor October 30, 2022

Horror movies, creating jack-o-lanterns, eating candy and going trick-or-treating are just a few aspects associated with Halloween. But as you get older this all becomes childish, right?  Although...

Deciding between a costume to fit the vibe is always a struggle. Wanting to fit and not be judged but, still try to feel confident and stay true to yourself. Halloween highlights the psychological need to fit in and the stress that comes with it.

The stress of Halloween costumes

Ava Coyle ’25, Social Media Manager October 20, 2022

With Halloween coming up in only a few weeks, picking the right costume is on everyone’s mind. Finding a costume you can feel comfortable and confident in, but also fits with everyone else’s costume...

Social media platforms, like TikTok and Pinterest, promote creative and unique costume ideas for Halloween.

Social media produces original Halloween costume ideas

Paige Tighe ’24, Editor in Chief October 17, 2022

It is officially the season of pumpkin spice lattes, scary movies and uggs, meaning Halloween is just around the corner.  The pressure of finding the perfect costume is on, and Spirit Halloween props...

A house beckons the arrival of trick-or-treaters with extensive decorations.

Sports conflicts on Halloween unhealthy for kids

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

A multitude of smiles fill the neighborhood on this spectacular fall night. A mix of skeletons, NBA players, lions, nurses, you name it, all swarm houses constantly echoing the words, “trick or treat!”...

With Halloween right around the corner, reviews on the most essential horror movies are in to perfect a night of jumpscares, candy and popcorn. 

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Four to Watch for Fright Night

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

Halloween is what some may call the most exciting time of the year: jack o'lanterns, crazy costumes and candy are key features for this favorite of holidays. But if you’re a horror buff like me, it is...

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