By: Katie Percha

The holiday season is just around the corner, and the starting player of the best time of the year is the spookiest of all: Halloween. Witches, ghosts, skeletons, and scary movies are staples for this time of year. A classic American tradition, people of all ages are able to partake in Halloween festivities.

For some, the celebration of Halloween is barred once they make the transition from child to teen, but to others, like senior Josie O’Connell, the Halloween spirit keeps with them far into their teenage years. “Halloween has always been one of my favorites, and I love watching movies with all of my friends,” she said. This sentiment seems to be shared, with Halloween movies playing on TV screens across the United States. In 2017 alone, 1,500,000,000 movie tickets have been sold on Horror films alone, says the-numbers.com.

Scary movies are not the only noteworthy activity that helps students prepare for the spooky season. “I’ve always liked going to cider mills– going to corn mazes and eating donuts is one of the most fun parts of the fall season,” said senior Carly Orick There are 15+ cider mills in the metro Detroit area, and throughout the fall season, plenty of teenagers make the trip out for a night of fun with their friends. “Long’s Cider Mill is by far the best,” said Junior Avery Colvin, a sentiment that is shared by many.

Halloween is the spookiest, creepiest time of the year, and for many Walled Lake Central students, it is a holiday that garners some of the most spirit. The falling leaves are a perfect addition to the skeletons, ghosts, witches, and superheros that are soon to be going door to door asking for candy.


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