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Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Darien Parker, Contributor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Halloween wasn’t always about fake blood and flimsy outfits— it used to be a bleak affair.

Tricky treats: Did Mom and Dad ever check your candy?

Tricky treats: Did Mom and Dad ever check your candy?

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, News

Some of the biggest traditions of Halloween include dressing up as monsters, watching scary movies or going to haunted houses. But one of the biggest fears that has existed for decades is that Halloween candy is being poisoned. For the past 30 years, University of Delaware sociology professor Dr. Joel...

Planetarium’s ‘Dying with the Stars’ shows how spooky space can be

Planetarium’s ‘Dying with the Stars’ shows how spooky space can be

Noelle Horn, Contributor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Featured Story

From the ceiling of the tomb of the great Senenmut of Egypt to the explosive tombs of stars in space, Haile Digital Planetarium’s Halloween special, "Dying with Stars," takes its viewers on a journey from Earth to the heavens. All, of course, with a spooky twist. Planetarium director Christa Speigh...

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Take a trip to the basement of former nursing home on campus

Sierra Gibson, Reporter

October 22, 2016


Filed under Campus Events, Featured Story

NKU’s Callahan Hall, formerly Lakeside Place Nursing Home, is a residence hall with a history. Each year around Halloween, the residence hall is transformed to fit the the legend of the old nursing home.  The legend claims an evil nurse named Millie was murdered in the building by her patients. T...

The haunting of Callahan Hall

Erica Bluford, Contributor

November 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events

Cobwebs were strung across the doorways of Callahan Hall. Creepy clowns lurked in the hallways and nurses clad in lab suits soaked in blood wandered around the basement. The normally quiet Callahan turned into a dormitory of haunt and horror on the night of Oct. 29, when the Association of Campus Resi...

The multicultural roots of Halloween

Seth Thomas, Contributor

October 28, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

The traditions of the modern holiday known as Halloween are drawn from many religions and cultures. While nearly every culture celebrates the holiday differently, the one thing they all agree on is that Halloween is a night when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest.ALL HALLOWS' EVEPart o...

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

VIDEO: Hundreds of children flock to Callahan for Norse-O-Ween

Dylan Tierney, Contributor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Events, Video

The Eighth Annual Norse-O-Ween was held in Callahan Hall on Oct.30. Running from 6 to 8 p.m. kids participated in Halloween festivities that included much more than trick-or-treating. “Lots of candy and decorations to go around,” said Woodcrest Hall director Christina Chambers said. “There’s easily over $1,1...

Norse Poll 10/24/13

October 24, 2013


Filed under Viewpoints

Everyday Phobias

Jessica Kopena, Staff writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

Halloween is the time where fears come to life; from a creepy clown lurking through the darkness of a haunted house to a teenager dressed up in a Freddy Krueger mask trying to scare people. However, this is not the only part of the year when fears are realized.   Fears   According to Webster’s New World D...

Fear shouldn’t hold you back

Richard Cracchiolo, Staff writer

October 24, 2013


Filed under Viewpoints

Last week, I had a mid-term. This was in a class that many of my classmates think to be a challenging one. Throughout the day, I saw many of them freaking out, struggling to cram as much information as they could into their heads. The demeanor of fear and uncertainty that I saw on their faces made m...

What to do this weekend.

October 24, 2013


Filed under News

USS Nightmare Haunted House Steamboat Every weekend through Halloween, opening at 7 p.m. on the river by Newport on the Levee The haunted USS Nightmare steamboat returns on the river for its 22 year. Join the terrifying 40-minute “Death Drudge” with 40 different horror scenes complete with zombi...

Norse-O-Ween provides safe trick-or-treating

Brooke Ginn, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life

Northern Kentucky University’s sixth annual Norse-O-Ween event sponsored by University Housing will take place in Callahan Hall Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public, and children from local elementary schools are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe area, according to Sara Daugherty,...

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