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Child who received weed Halloween candy realizes he’s more of an indica kid

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Ashlyn Quintus, Stinky Doctor Woman

November 7, 2019

On Thursday of last week, the day of dress-up and ghoulish delights, every clickbait-vulnerable parent’s worst nightmare came true. An 11-year-old, Little Johnny, received some assorted edibles in exchange for a “trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” while dressed up as K...

Skeleton has no BODY to go to the dance with

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Maude Lustig, Three Stomachs

November 1, 2019

Awww, how sad :( This skeleton has no BODY to go to the dance with (get it?). One month ago the skeleton made a very public prom-posal to Jennifer Beef, the most popular girl in the senior class. They filled her locker with dirt and loose rocks before school. When Jennifer opened the locker, the rocks an...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Juniors Sara Dong and Shubhra Tewari pose at the event's photobooth (left).

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Top 5 candies to hand out for a bitchin’ Halloween

Illustration by Hannah Paul

Elise Sanders, Allergic To Not Having Fun

October 28, 2019

Do you feel a disconnect from this generation’s youth, so great that you don’t even know what to give them on Halloween? Well, don’t you worry. Take my advice, and your house will be the most popular on the block. Circus Peanuts Kids love these classic treats.  Nothing brings joy to thei...

A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

Illustration by Tywen Kelly

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 31, 2017

The issue of cultural appropriation has been and still is very debatable and some would say ‘controversial’, because apparently we still don’t have a clear idea of what appropriating a culture truly is like. However, this issue becomes more prominent and even more debatable during Halloween time...

Last North Hall “Haunted Hospital” Goes Out With a Scream

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2017

On October 28, North Hall hosted the final annual “Haunted Hospital” to bring in the Halloween weekend. This year’s event was particularly bittersweet for students, staff and community members because it marked the end of a decade-long tradition. According to Mike White, Resident Director of...

North Hall continues tradition of Halloween frights for charity

Emma Cooper

November 5, 2015

"But that is where I discovered that there is a simple and very satisfying joy in scaring the pants off of your friends and neighbors."

George Fox student dies after attending Halloween Party

November 17, 2014

This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on November 5, 2014. It was written by George Fox editor-in-chief Leah Abraham. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. On Nov....

The Horror of the Unseen in ‘Berberian Sound Studio’

Vincent Warne

October 21, 2014

I've been watching a lot of horror movies lately in anticipation of Halloween. One that stood out was "Berberian Sound Studio", an independent British film from 2012. Directed by Peter Strickland, it tells the story of a shy sound engineer named Gilderoy and his slow descent into madness while he mixes...

Tale of Wolfman College

Tale of Wolfman College

Melina Hughes

October 31, 2013

It was a gorgeous 65 degree fall day, a light, crisp breeze ruffling the leaves under the golden autumn sun. A lovely day by all accounts, but that was the day the wolves came to Whitman College... It started slowly, first a wolf was seen smoking behind Olin Hall, a second and third standing in the sandwich line at Prentiss Dining Hal...

Haunting on Issacs Avenue

Rosemary Hanson

October 31, 2013

Though North Hall has long been rumored to be the most haunted place on campus, recent reports coming out of Jewett Hall may challenge that claim. First-year roommates Alan Bazonrkinson and Bruce Stevens of 2-west report a number of disturbing occurrences. "We keep hearing voices at all hours of the...

Dots: Why?

Evelyn Levine

October 31, 2013

Dear Dots manufacturers, It's Halloween time, and that means candy! Finally, an excuse to eat sweet, chocolatey, nougaty, fruity and chewy yum. The packages are exciting, the colors are exciting and the joy brought to the children's faces (especially my face) is exciting. Finding new candy is great...

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