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Schools are now replacing Halloween parties with Fall themed activities and parties. 

Halloween Parties (Greg Legakis) 
Fall Parties (Children’s Village Preschool in Orange)

Elementary School Halloween Parties: Should they be replaced with a fall-themed party?

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 31, 2023

Since the pandemic, the state of Maryland and many other states have canceled or refocused the theme of Halloween parties due to the fear of excluding young children.  The history of Halloween started...

Markoffs Haunted Forest entrance into Markoffs Midway.

Lancer Spotlight 10/18/23: Celebrate the countdown to Halloween with a trip to Markoff’s Haunted Forest

by Mallory Mills, Reporter October 18, 2023

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is a Halloween themed attraction located in Poolesville, MD that has been scaring guests for over 25 years! Markoff’s includes a haunted trail, haunted town and a huge hang...

In the new Scooby Doo, CoCo flirtatiously talks to Velma making her swoon.

Ghosts aren’t the only thing coming out of this closet

by Evelyn Ward, Reporter November 4, 2022

For years, people have had their suspicions about Velma Dinkley and her preference for women, even after she dated Shaggy. It has been 53 years since Scooby Doo's debut on September 13, 1969. Following...

Cara Morgan(10) and her Viking dad, Patrick Morgan, show off their Halloween spirit.

How old is too old to celebrate Halloween?

by JP Lyons, Editor November 3, 2022

Every year, millions of people come together to celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, dressing up in wacky costumes and even trick-or-treating. However, the question arises:...

Booing tradition spreads the spirit of Halloween

Booing tradition spreads the spirit of Halloween

by Leslie Zampier, Reporter November 2, 2022

Halloween is here, but ghastly ghosts and ghouls begin to lurk in the neighborhoods throughout October. They lay in wait for the right time to jump out and say BOO!  The house booing tradition is a...

Sarah(left), Winifred(middle), and Mary(right), returning to Salem 29 years later, are confused by modern-day culture.

“Hocus Pocus 2” fails to replicate spark of original

by Faith Kyere, Reporter October 27, 2022

After 29 long years the Sanderson sisters made their return to screens starring in "Hocus Pocus 2." The sequel created a nostalgic experience for many as fans of the original movie got to see the Sanderson...

Paige Alexander, Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson get ready for tricks and treats in their Halloween masks.

Calling all Ghouls and Ghosts: Halloween doesn’t have to be horrible

by Madeline Hull and Caroline Hobson October 25, 2020

Typically, stands are packed watching football games, the pumpkin patches are the center of attention, and the best part of all is going door to door collecting massive piles of candy in your favorite...

Katherine Taylor and Ashley Nash try pumpkin spice flavored foods.

Lancer Media Kitchen; Pumpkin Spice Taste Test 2.0

November 5, 2019

Every year during the fall season food lovers look forward to one thing, pumpkin spice. From lattes to dog treats companies take advantage of the season to create and sell all sorts of products, and the...

Jacob Smith and John Grimes show off their burger king uniforms!

Students get festive for Halloween: Photo of the Day 10/31/18

by Carson Buck, Reporter November 1, 2018

Whether people go to a party or go trick or treating, Halloween has something to offer for everyone. Junior Laria Seyfried who is dressed up as Dwight, a popular character from the hit series "The Office," said,...

What Halloween costume are you?

by Sammie Hoefs, Editor October 23, 2018

On a Friday night, where would you find yourself? A. a football game B. with friends C. at home D. doing homework How likely are you to go to a haunted house? A. very likely B. likely C....

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