Does Halloween encourage cultural appropriation?

Halloween is the one holiday a year where one gets to dress up as their favorite character without looking like a complete weirdo. It’s a reason to be slutty where it isn’t as acceptable on other days. It isn’t a day where one should decide to dress up as another culture or race because that can be portrayed as offensive to that specific culture. When choosing a costume for Halloween, other people’s culture should be cut out of the equation. Someone could be offended by …

Mad mortician raises the dead for Halloween

With the narrow street completely fogged over and the trees hanging over like a canopy, the sky was barely visible. Closer to the Mortuary, a woman could be seen staggering toward the crosswalk. She teetered on the edge of the sidewalk. Just on the verge of falling over into the street, she seemed almost drunk. A passerby got closer and she snarled and tried to bite them, causing them to scream. Her face was a blur of blacks and grays and there was blood running …

Orchestra haunts Sexon Auditorium in Halloween concert

Audience members were treated to some spooky tunes at Saturday night’s Halloween themed orchestra concert in the Sexon Auditorium. Conducted by Michael Powers, the orchestra featured some costumed members such as a Minion from Despicable Me, a plague doctor, and even an angel playing the harp. The night opened with Beethoven’s dramatic “Corialon Overture” which created a dark, mysterious atmosphere followed by the third movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Other pieces shied away from the darkness in favor of a whimsical tone, such …