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Owls celebrate Halloween

Solé Scott – Features Editor

The spookiest day of the year has finally arrived on campus as students and faculty relive their childhood. 

A cold front swept through campus, yet the sun shone bright during the early afternoon of Oct. 31. 

Sports management major Louis Reyes, a sophomore, was one of two students handing out candy as ProCon members. 

“So basically, since it is Halloween, I am a part of ProCon, and we are just handing out candy for today,” said Reyes. 

Even though Halloween is catered to a younger audience, some students were in the mood to celebrate the holiday as they showed up to classes wearing costumes, while others were handing out candies.  

“This is the first time we are doing this,” said Reyes. 

Samira Zunigk, is a graduate student in the Tesgol program. 

“This is my first semester working with ProCon as their grad intern,” said Zunigk. 

which stands for teaching English to speakers of other languages, 

The cart was filled with a variety of candies such as Twix, Airheads, Sour Patch Watermelon and Butterfinger. 

“It was a collaborative effort. The program started off as trick or treat in terms of we had some treats that students can choose from and then we had some Trix that students might get,” said Zunigk. 

Business administration major Reyna Singelton, a sophomore, started celebrating the weekend before the holiday. 

“I went out with a lot of friends that I do not get to see a lot because we work on different schedules,” said Singelton. 

Nighttime was when all the costumes came out. Residents on campus dressed as their favorite movie character or a person they look up to. 

Political science major Christopher Sheehy, a junior, dressed as Papa Emeritus 3rd from his favorite occult rock band as he passed out candy outside Connecticut Hall. 

“Halloween is a special holiday to me,” said Sheehy. 

Halloween nightlife spilled into off campus parties at clubs and homes around New Haven. 

“New Haven was pretty active. Everyone got into spirit,” said Singelton. 

Otis showed his presence around campus as well. He passed out cand and took pictures with everyone. 

“Ever since Covid, Halloween has not been as big on handing out candy.  

As we get older, we start to lose the essence and innocence. 

“I thought I could bring joy to fellow students and make them smile, while also making them reminisce on the Halloween spirit they once had,” said Sheehy. 

Now that Halloween has come and gone, we all move on to Thanksgiving and Christmas that is practically run by Mariah Carey. However, the spooky season will be missed. 

Until next time. 

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