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Halloween Happenings
By paulbr75

Now that October has come to a close, the OHS Oracle shares our Halloween wrap-up with three festive features!

Cinema Slashers

Jack Waller

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st and is associated with dressing up in costumes, going trick or treating, and embracing spooky activities. It has roots in ancient Celtic festivals and has evolved into a day for fun, creativity, and community gatherings. Halloween is an exciting day for many kids around the world. They get to carve pumpkins with their friends, eat a lot of candy, and of course, go trick-or-treating.

Our Titans shared their opinions on their favorite Halloween movies.

Nolan Mclanahan (11th)

“I’m a big fan of the Michael Myer movies, I think “ Halloween Ends” is the best out of them.”

Madeline Rumble (12th)

“My favorite Halloween movie is ‘Halloween Kills.’ It’s one of my favorites out of the sequels.”

Brendan Furey (9th)

“My favorite Halloween movie is the first ‘Halloween’ movie made in 1978, I like the old cinematic movies compared to the newer ones.”

Maci Mitchell (12th)

“My favorite Halloween movie is ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ because they’re my two favorite holidays and I just love the plot of the movie.”

Kingston Ebanks (9th)

“I’m not the biggest fan of Halloween, as a kid it was so much fun, but I think as everyone gets older the love for the holiday decreases. My favorite Halloween movie is ‘Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.’ It is older, but I think it’s one of the best plots.”

Alzira McNeil (12th)

“The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite because it’s not really a Halloween movie or Christmas movie. It’s a little bit of everything scary and funny for everyone to enjoy.”

Parker Moss (11th)

“Halloween Ends is no doubt the best one in the sequel.”

Patricia Menendez (12th)

“Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie because it has a mix of comedy and adventure. It’s a Halloween classic that brings back childhood memories and has a fun storyline.”

Creepy Candy

Owen Jacobs

A night full of thrills and chills, Halloween is an annual tradition that both kids and adults look forward to each year. Students at Olympia celebrate the holiday in different ways. Some go to parties with their friends, some trick or treat, and others might not celebrate it at all. We spoke with several students about what plans they had for the night. 

For many students, getting candy at Halloween is always a treat. Our Titans have a wide variety of favorite candies. Socrates Martinez’s (11th) favorite candy is Snickers, Louie Letzinger (11th) enjoys Reese’s, Madden Bourst (12th) prefers M&Ms. 

Halloween is a very social evening for many students. Many go to parties with friends and dress up in different costumes. Mason Mojica (12th), Mac Colavechio (11th), Helena Leon (12th), and Colin Harden (10th) spent the evening hanging out with friends at a Halloween-themed party.  Some students attended Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, such as Brendan Furey (9th) and Blake Harden (9th). Regardless of the activity each student partook in, they all had a good time and enjoyed their evening. 


The Question – To Trick or Treat

Gardyth Bien-Aime

For some people Halloween is just a regular Tuesday, but for many, it’s the one day of the year where they can eat lots of candy, dress up as their favorite iconic characters, and watch ‘The Conjuring’ or other scary movies with their friends. What are some of the ways our Titans spend their Halloween?

From left to right: Evelyn Simon (11th), Daphne Geffard (11th) (Gardyth Bien-Aime)

How are you spending this Halloween?

“This year, I am staying at home to watch a few Halloween movies with my friends. It’s something that I enjoy doing. I was planning to do that, along with other fun things, like baking cookies you would see on Pinterest and just have fun with my friends,” junior Daphne Geffard said.

“I’m also staying home this Halloween with my friends to watch a couple of Halloween movies, I think that’s fun,” junior Evelyn Simon added.

“I usually go out and trick or treat, but this year I’m staying at home and watching some Halloween movies, like ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’,” junior Camilla Kelly said.

“Usually I trick or treat every Halloween too, but I’m also staying at home this Halloween and watching movies,” freshman Jaylynn Martin agreed.

From left to right: Jaylynn Martin (9th), Camilla Kelly (11th) (Gardyth Bien-Aime)

Are you going to wear a costume this Halloween? What are you going to be?

“I decided to dress up this year. I’m going to be Elena from Vampire Diaries,” Geffard replied.

“I am going to wear a costume this Halloween. I chose something safe to go with, like a vampire this Halloween,” Simon shared.

“I didn’t plan to wear a costume this year because I just planned to stay home,” Kelly said.

“I’m going to dress up as a goddess this year. That’s perfect because my sister and her boyfriend are going to dress up as life and death, so it goes well with both of their costumes,” Martin explained.

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Jack Waller
Jack Waller, Staff
Jack Waller is a senior staff member of The Oracle. He is on the varsity baseball team and is an officer of 6th Man. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family and listening to country and rap. His favorite artists are Drake and Zach Bryan.
Owen Jacobs
Owen Jacobs, Staff
Owen Jacobs is a senior staff member of The Oracle. He plays on the varsity baseball team and varsity wrestling team at Olympia. He is a member of NHS, and OHS 6th Man. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the lake, and playing sports.
Gardyth Bien-Aime
Gardyth Bien-Aime is a sophomore staff member of The Oracle. She is the historian of HOSA and a member of the Red Cross club and Key Club at Olympia. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and shows by herself or with her family, read thrillers or any other genres and crochet different items from time to time.
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