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Opinion staff: Cynical Halloween Tunes

Opinion Staff

October 30, 2020

As an emo kid at heart, “IT is the end” by metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is the best halloween song. While it was hard to pick between their other songs from their horror movie inspired album, “The SIlver Screen,” this just goes so hard. The rain in the beginning puts you at the scene bef...

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter

October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said he expects students to follow COVID-19 guidelines, and Matt Sullivan, deputy chief of admi...

Vermont Horror Stories

David Cabrera, Podcast Editor

October 29, 2020

For Halloween, Podcast Editor Dave Cabrera looked into some mysterious events and urban legends in Vermont. Joseph Citro, the author of Passing Strange, True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors, let me ask him some questions about his books and other spooky parts of Vermont. ...

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn. It was a student-run, faculty-supported effort led by the Animal and Veterinary Science department. Adult...

No tricks, only treats for VT families

No tricks, only treats for VT families

Jenny Koppang, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In this most eerie season, Burlington parents can attest that trick-or-treating in a college town is decidedly not the spookiest part of Halloween.  With this holiday comes hoards of college-aged witches and ghouls partaking in family- unfriendly festivities, though these rowdy shenanigans are not...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Converse Residence Hall stands against the weather as rain begins to fall, Oct. 23. Converse is considered to be haunted by some students.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

The spookiest costume is gender roles

The spookiest costume is gender roles

Tori Scala, Opinion Columnist

October 30, 2019

Halloween is approaching fast, and to everyone stressing about what costumes to wear, please chill out. This upcoming Halloween, girls and guys should dress the way they want, rather than how society tells them to. In college, Halloween is more than just a one-night holiday. It is two consecutive w...

Production of Halloween classic does the time warp

(Left to Right): Junior Cobalt Tolbert, junior Em Lyden and sophomore Zoe Silverman practice for the UPB production of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 22. The student-run show will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema.

Anya Kauffman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

A group of UVM students are preparing to leave their audience invincibly fabulous this Halloween season. The cast will perform a cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Roxy Cinema. The show is free for UVM students. The group will perform the show in its t...

Burlington ghostwalk: two culture writers’ critiques

Queen City Ghostwalk leader Thea Lewis speaks during a tour, Oct. 4. Lewis has been operating the tour, which brings guests around downtown Burlington and features several landmarks, since 2002.

Marjorie McWilliams and Cyrus Oswald

October 11, 2019

Educational and Fun Marjorie McWilliams A bright orange ribbon around a black hat and a floor length cape completed the mysterious aura of Thea Lewis on a chilly Burlington night.  Lewis has led Queen City Ghostwalk for 17 years and it shows. “I’ve been scaring up history in Burlington si...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

November 4, 2018

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms, so why not subject yourself to more emotional terror? Here’s a list of recommendations...

UVM Students Make DIY Halloween Costumes

UVM Students Make DIY Halloween Costumes

Jordan Mitchell, Multimedia Reporter

October 31, 2018

UVM students are hand-making their own Halloween costumes this year. Find out why they decided to get crafty this season!

Prime Time Cats – Freaky Friday the 13th (Halloween Review)

Prime Time Cats - Freaky Friday the 13th (Halloween Review)

Corey Dew and Kim Henry, Multimedia Reporters

October 30, 2018

Spooktober’s coming to a close and Michael Myers remains behind concrete walls in a sanitarium… or so we thought! Join Corey and Kim as they Unravel Halloween 2018 , chat on why people watch scary movies, hollywood’s drought, and much more.

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