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Post-Halloween Blues

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor For many people, Halloween is their favorite day of the year, but now it has passed. With it, some sadness sets in as the cheery holiday season is starting, and many are having trouble getting into this season while leaving the spookiness behind. However, there is no need to fret because there are ways to keep the Halloween vibes alive while the family feasts […]

todayNovember 4, 2021 52 2

An illustration featuring six outfits meant to resemble six Halloween costume ideas against a solid purple background. From left to right it features a color-block purple, navy and orange button shirt and blue jeans and a red beanie, a green minidress with thin straps with large pale fairy wings behind and above a blonde bun hairstyle, an oversized orange sweater with a red pleated skirt, a black cocktail dress with a traditional witch hat above, a light blue button down formal shirt with pale pink boardwalk shorts and a grey and red baseball hat above, and lastly a grey brown overcoat with a straw sun hat above.


How to Find a Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

By Celeste Parler Web Content Contributor The only thing scarier than Halloween frights and festivities is realizing that Halloween is days away and you haven't found a costume. In my opinion, costumes are essential for Halloween and speak to the history of the holiday. I find myself almost every year rushing to throw a few costumes together for several Halloween events. Now that I have years of experience putting together […]

todayOctober 28, 2021 382 2

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Good Bad Movies Ep 42: Trick ‘r Treat

By Adam Snydar Podcast Manager https://soundcloud.com/ktsw89_9/good-bad-movies-episode-42-trick-r-treat?si=23699551590f4c2f86d4737a0663cf71 Good Bad Movies is the podcast about films that might not be winning any love from critics but are great in their own special way. Hosts Adam Snydar and Adrian Lopez review and rave over movies that might not be traditionally ‘good’ but are still beloved and worth a watch. In this episode, Adam and Adrian talk about Trick 'r Treat, a 2007 Halloween anthology […]

todayOctober 22, 2021 64

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The History of Halloween

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor It's officially spooky season! For lovers of Halloween, the entire month of October is a celebration of all things creepy, but have you ever wondered about the origins of the holiday? As it turns out, it didn't originate in the U.S. The roots of what we now know as Halloween come from the ancient Celtic new year festival of Samhain. Samhain marked the end […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 471 4 2

: An cartoon-style illustration of an orange pumpkin in the center of the header with green vines sprouting out of it. Around the pumpkin, the ingredients of pumpkin spice are there. The ingredients are cinnamon sticks, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.


How Pumpkin Spice Became a Staple of Fall

By Preethi Mangadu Web Content Contributor Pumpkin spice is a staple for the fall season. Specifically, it was largely popularized in 2003 when Starbucks released its iconic seasonal drink, pumpkin spice lattes. Since then, pumpkin spice has been integrated into everything from candles to even pickles.  “Pumpkin spice is becoming a popular flavor in the American mainstream as it provides a picturesque flavor and/or scent for fall,” said senior Genevieve […]

todayOctober 6, 2021 132 1

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My Childhood Home was Haunted—and Here are the Stories

By Ally BolenderWeb Content Assistant Manager and News Content Manager As children, the idea of ghosts and spooky-beings probably sat on a lot of our minds. During those nights as a kid when I was tossing-and-turning, scared to open my eyes and thinking about ghosts standing over me—all I had to do was remind myself that they weren’t real. I thought everyone got a weird feeling walking around at night […]

todayOctober 31, 2020 259

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A Brief Take on Witchcraft and Evil

By Timia CobbWeb Content Assistant Manager My grandmother was always religious. Her belief in God was never translated correctly to me. I believed God to be an entity that watched you at all times and granted your wishes if he liked what he saw. I remember attending church with my grandmother every Sunday when I was little. My hair in braids, wearing lace socks and poofy dresses. I remember sitting […]

todayOctober 31, 2020 111

Black and white photo of performers on stage with guitars and instruments


Halloween Ushers in the Return of Live Music for San Marcos

By James LanikMusic Journalist San Martians rejoice! Bars aren’t the only thing returning to San Marcos this month. It has been over half of a year since San Marcos has seen any activity in the local live music circles, at least in an official capacity. Apogee’s SM Fest at the courthouse is the first notable music-focused event to take place in downtown San Marcos since quarantine. That being said, it will […]

todayOctober 29, 2020 14

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Halloween is a lot.

By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor Halloween is overrated. I know that it’s an unpopular opinion, but as I grew older, the more overrated Halloween becomes. It’s stressful and time consuming, for like, no real reason? No one has to agree with me, but this article is going to highlight why Halloween is a little too much sometimes. Let’s talk about costumes. Depending on what you are doing on Halloween, you […]

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