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23 eye-catching costumes of students this Halloween

(Photo by Edrian Pamintuan)

State Hornet

October 31, 2016

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Inappropriate Halloween costumes need to stop

Graphic on acceptable and unacceptable Halloween costumes this year. 2014 MCT.

Cambrie Sevaaetasi

October 31, 2015

How far is too far? Each year, you can be sure someone you know will take Halloween costumes to a new level of offensive. Offensive Halloween costumes have recently reached new heights. As a society, we have taken a holiday that was predominantly for children, and have socially accepted adults...

Baseball team enjoys costumed Halloween game

Jeremiah Martinez

October 30, 2015

It wasn’t an ordinary day at the ballpark on Friday. Sacramento State baseball held its third annual Halloween game at John Smith Field, which features players dressed in costume. The costume selection from the team featured Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan from the animated series “South...

Adopt a black cat for Halloween, and save two lives

Brittney Christ

October 30, 2015

Every Halloween, black cats are tortured, just because of their fur color. Black cats are thought of as unlucky and unwelcome demons thanks to incorrect superstitions. Cats of all shapes, sizes and colors were revered by the Egyptians, but during the Middle Ages, cats became associated with...

Halloween, its traditions and some history

Infographic on Halloween by the numbers.

Brittney Christ

October 28, 2015

Halloween is a monstrous holiday here in America. Halloween decorations fill every store to the brim with orange and black. Big retailers like Walmart devote entire aisles to candy and costumes. Parents fight over the last Superman costume for their little one, and the avid candy enthusiast str...

Cultural appropriation on Halloween

Cultural appropriation on Halloween

State Hornet Staff

October 28, 2015

Though the spirit of Halloween is celebrated in many different ways, it is important to keep in mind while deciding on a costume that other people’s cultures and ceremonial garbs are not acceptable choices.Cultural appropriation is never OK.Dressing up as a Native American for a day by wearing clothes that do ...

Think before you pick your costume

Halloween is big business and few companies are more prepared for it than Spirit Halloween. The company has over 1,100 locations, including this one in Pasadena, Calif. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Nancy Rebolledo

October 27, 2015

Halloween, although it is the perfect excuse to dress up as one's favorite superhero or TV character, can get out of hand if not handled and thought about carefully. It has become more apparent recently that dressing up as a Native American or any person of color can be offensive to the people...

History behind the scary jack-o-lantern tradition

Marisa Hildebrand

October 30, 2014

Pumpkin carving is a tradition many students grew up with and still use to celebrate the coming of fall and Halloween, but few may know the origins of the carving tradition. The origins of Halloween jack-o-lanterns started in Ireland with the Celtic Harvest Festival of Samhain. Sacramento State hi...

Halloween traditions on the silver screen

Marisa Hildebrand

October 23, 2014

Halloween traditions go beyond costumes and candy; many students look to the silver screen to get in the Halloween spirit.Hallow’s Eve spooks and gore have become staples in American culture. Cult movies increase our heart rate, make our palms sweat and give some of viewers nightmares for weeks.It s...

Halloween candy myths – no tricks just treats

State Hornet Staff

October 31, 2013

Everything you know about the dangers of Halloween are lies.Granted, we’re talking mostly about candy. You’ve probably experienced the following scene at least once.“You can’t have your candy until I’ve checked it,” your parents would say. No matter how much you implored them that there was no real ...

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