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A Spooky Monday

Students on whether or not students should wear costumes to school

Vanessa Barbosa

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Teenagers should be able to go trick-or-treating and dress up for Halloween.

Their age and height shouldn’t matter if they want candy while they either guide around their younger sibling or they go out with friends.

Children above the age of 13 often either refused candy, or given odd stares when they say, ‘trick-or-treat!’ More often than not, teenagers care about their appearance in other’s eyes, so most don’t want to trick-or-treat for fear of getting ridiculed by their classmates the next day at school.

Many adults will argue that children above the age of 13 shouldn’t go trick-or-treating with small children who are running around, ringing doorbells and filling their decorative bags with sweets. Some afraid they will scare off the younger children, so some people refuse to open up their doors to them.

Older children often go over to their peer’s houses just to hang out and have a good time, and then realize they actually want to go out and ‘trick or treat’, and dress up. These reactions often discourage the teenagers who want to feel like they’re a kid again, and not have to stress about the ongoing events in their daily lives.

Students have their own opinions about the concept of wearing costumes to school; some claim it’s festive, and some think it’s an expression of who they are. Some students agree with the idea 100 percent, and support it to the best of their ability.

Students should wear their costumes to school and express their festive spirit for the spooky holiday. Despite the point made about costumes being distracting to the other students around them, high schoolers should be able to have fun while at school; high school isn’t prison.

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