Trick or treating: a dying tradition?

Halloween spirit diminishes as kids grow up

By Steven Lefaive

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Halloween is a holiday where students celebrate by dressing up in their spookiest costumes and going door to door on a perilous quest for candy.

As we grow older, people lose interest in such traditions and for undeserving reasons.

High schoolers have the freedom to celebrate Halloween in a variety of ways; trick or treating is just as viable an option as attending a party or movie night.

Students should not feel pressured to stop themselves from taking part in activities they enjoy. Halloween is an inclusive holiday, and that includes the established activities like dressing up or trick or treating that embody the holiday.

The transition between middle school and high school is abrupt; kids feel the need to mature faster, stigmatizing childhood activities like trick or treating.

The most enticing part about Halloween is the treats.

If you want to dress up, dress up. If you do not want to, then you do not have to dress up. We all celebrate Halloween in our own way, and must avoid ruining it for others. To each to their own!

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