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5 Spooky Reads for Halloween

By Sofia Psolka Web Content Contributor With a cold front and Halloween right around the corner, there is no better time to curl up with your fuzzy blanket, hot cup of whatever-have-you in hand, and a monstrous tale in the other. I’ve perused the darkest corners of my bookshelves to compile a list of diverse formats to suit your thrill of choice. With no further ado, put your best ambient […]

todayOctober 18, 2022 36 1

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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 651 4 2

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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 […]

todayOctober 27, 2020 13

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5 Albums to get into the Halloween Spirit

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist Halloween is nearly upon us, and while many people are binge-watching their favorite horror films, we audiophiles are putting together spooky playlists and party mixes. Ghosts, vampires and all manner of spooky themes have been a part of music for almost as long as music has been a thing, meaning there are a plethora of artists to choose from when putting together that perfect mix.  Bands […]

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Ghost Encounters

By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to tell you about an encounter with the neighborly supernatural. You don’t have to believe me if you don’t want to. After-all, all my encounters were when I was younger. It might be that I’m superstitious, but I believe in many encounters that happen. I grew up in a very small, close-knit neighborhood and I never thought […]

todayOctober 15, 2020 42

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The Worst of Halloween Past

By Gena SysavathWeb Content Contributor “Trick-or-treat,” a seemingly innocent phrase that children say when they’re out trick-or-treating. Most people will hear the phrase and not think about it. To many, the phrase is about handing out candy to dressed-up kids and teenagers walking around the neighborhood. Halloween is a fun holiday. You can go around without judgement for being dressed up or eating your weight in candy. That type of […]

todayOctober 8, 2020 50

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KTSW Music Staff Picks: Track ‘r Treat

By Conner Yarbrough Music Director Halloween is… over (*cries*). But, nothing’s scarier than the last leg of the semester.  So, to keep the spooky season going right up to Thanksgiving “Break” (it’s really just a long weekend), KTSW Music has compiled a tastefully terrifying playlist for your listening pleasure. Dark, moody, and likely past-due, Track ‘r Treat delivers the adrenaline rush you need to keep you up during those late-night […]

todayNovember 4, 2019 19

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Mala Luna is Here!

By Piper BlakeAssistant Web Content Manager Spooky season is here-- and that means Mala Luna is too! The two-day concert event will be taking place this week in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Nelson Wolff Stadium. There is no better way to get in the fall spirit than to go to this Halloween themed festival and hear amazing music from your favorite artists. It’s not […]

todayOctober 26, 2019 47

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10 Movies to Watch this Halloween

By Arlett RamirezAssistant Web Content Manager Spooky season is finally here! And you know what that means - staying in (alone or with friends) and having a movie night or movie week with some of the best Halloween movies (in my opinion)! So grab your favorite blanket, get your favorite candy and snacks, make that popcorn and get into the Halloween vibe all month-long! Keep in mind that this list […]

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