Happily Haunting the Halloween Aisle

Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday, but it’s close to the top — somewhere after Christmas and Easter, but before the Fourth of July, Valentines Day, and way before Columbus Day. So I guess I’m right in line with my fellow candy-loving Americans.

My favorite part of Halloween is probably Nov. 1, because all of the Halloween candy goes on sale. Basically I can feel like I’m trick-or-treating without having to actually dress up … and without getting the candy for free. So I guess it’s really not like trick-or-treating at all, but Halloween candy is much more exciting than regular candy — especially when it’s on sale.

So to go off on a completely related tangent, Halloween is in a week and ETSU is hosting some pretty great events. Now that we’re in college, Halloween seems to be a bit more difficult to celebrate than it was when we were kids.

Let’s face it, if we go door-to-door asking for candy, we’re more likely to get arrested than we are to score a bag full of candy, so let’s look at some alternatives.

This Sunday ETSU Campus Recreation is hosting Buccaneer Homecoming Halloween 5K Road Race and Fun Walk. The race will include a costume contest, and runners/walkers wearing costumes will be entered in a drawing for prizes. The walk will start at 2:50 p.m. and the race will begin at 3 p.m. Registration will open at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the race.

On Oct. 25 and 26 from 7-10 p.m., Lucille Clement will be holding their annual haunted house. The event will be free for all ETSU students and promises to be a good scare.

Finally, on the night of Halloween, Buctainment will be hosting “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The film will be shown in the Amphitheatre and will begin at 9 p.m.

If you’re not planning to go to parties or participate in the ageless (sort of) and ancient practice of trick-or-treating, be sure to check some of the events that ETSU has to offer.

-Kasey

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