The smell of incense filled the quad as the Aztec dance group, Yankuititl performed in traditional indigenous garb honoring Dia de los Muertos. Colorful feathers extended from their headbands and bounced as they danced. Calavera (skull) face paint drawn on the faces of students—all signifying an appreciation for their ancestors and those who have passed.
I am a victim of a disease called “fangirling” when it comes to anything horror and my symptoms were hitting hard this weekend at the SugarMynt gallery in South Pasadena.
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 …
Gray clouds gathered above South Pasadena and light raindrops sprinkled the crowd loomed at the weekly Farmer’s Market last Thursday in the week leading up to Halloween.
As dark clouds filled the skies over PCC on Halloween, the ambience of gloom and doom fit like a puzzle piece for the Fall Festival hosted by the art club. The festival allowed students to engage in Halloween-esque games and activities while simultaneously inviting everyone into the world of art.
Halloween doesn’t have to be just scary; it can also be very cute. Seeing a Yorkshire terrier or a Maltese wearing adorable Halloween costumes is truly adorable and definitely more of a treat than a trick.
Walking up Meridian Avenue in the darkness, it was hard not to be creeped out by the sound of the Halloween theme music emanating on the night air.
Fall is at its most inviting when walkways are lined with the orange glow from that popular seasonal staple, the pumpkin. But add a brightly smiling Sponge Bob, a stoic Spock, a Mermaid languishing on a small sea island, or a 50-foot Chinese dragon and you’ve entered Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns.
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 …
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 …