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Standing out with creative costumes

Claire Walker, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Halloween. It consists of corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and most importantly, trick or treating. Most of the time, costumes consist of the classic cat, clown or T.V. character. Those are all great options, but there are many other unique costumes. Here are a few ideas for unique costumes, worn by st...

Seniors take on scaring roles at Dark Chambers

Claire Walker, Reporter

November 7, 2019

It’s that time of year again when weather gives people an excuse to cuddle up next to a fire and stay inside drinking hot chocolate. Or, for many others, the holiday of Halloween brings about the tradition of going to a haunted house. They can be very exciting to go through, but what happens behind...

Students haunted by scary events

Students haunted by scary events

Makayla Schockemoehl, Reporter

November 7, 2019

  by Makayla Schockemoehl of The Gleaner    Everyone has heard the “Bloody Mary” story, which might make it hard to fall asleep. But a few students at Wahlert have been freaked out by something that will leave them without sleep for a month!  Andrea Swift, ‘22, shared ...

Spook-tacular attractions worth the scare

Spook-tacular attractions worth the scare

Makenna Scace, Reporter

October 22, 2015

Haunted houses and attractions alike are a main “go to” for many students looking for a thrill during the Halloween season. Several students have checked into the hype around some of the attractions in the area, including Dark Chambers in Dubuque and Fear Forest in Galena. Amanda Frommelt, ...

It takes great inspiration to carve a pumpkin

Olivia Blosch, Author

October 7, 2015

Normally, people recognize the smiling faces they see on their neighbors’ front porches. But one month a year, neighborhoods all over the country are invaded by scary faces peering out at them. Stranger danger? Don’t call the neighborhood watch quite yet! Those spooky smiles are jack-o-lanter...

Finding hope in Halloween

Morgan Reichel, Reporter

September 29, 2015

Every year we mark our calendars for Oct. 31st, and hope that we get a lot of candy and compliments on our pumpkin carvings. However, we never ask ourselves why we celebrate that holiday every year or where it came from. Halloween was started by the Celts, who lived in what is now Ireland, the United...

Youth trade candy for helping the needy

Madison Gehling, Editor-in-chief

November 6, 2013

“It’s like we’re too old to trick-or-treat, but too young to die.” That 70’s Show Every year in October, Halloween stores open up, supermarkets stock candy like no other, and pumpkin carvings become the most popular items on Pinterest. But for people like high school students, Halloween seems to lose a little of its luster as time p...

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