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VIDEO: What Halloween looks like in a pandemic

Abby Behrens, Video Editor October 18, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has the power to put a damper on typical Halloween activities, but the holiday spirit lives on with people like Kylie Flick and her roommates, who are making TikToks with new costumes...

VIDEO: Dent Schoolhouse, COVID-19

Morgan King, Ryan Shauberger, and Dylan Shelton October 18, 2020

Dent Schoolhouse is a popular choice of entertainment around the Halloween season, but COVID-19 has required some changes to keep the business up and running. Northerner reporters met with owner Bud Stross...

VIDEO: What are Your Plans for Halloween?

Cameron Doan, Aaron Magee, Nick Tobler, and Jake Funk October 29, 2019

Northerner reporter Cameron Doan went around campus to ask students what their Halloween plans are, as well as how they get into the Halloween spirit.

Editors Pick: Our favorite spooky movies

Editor’s Pick: Our favorite spooky movies

Our editor's choice of Halloween spooky flicks
Northerner Staff October 24, 2019

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief Practical Magic (1998) by Griffin Dunne  If you want a feel-good film about powerful women, then this is for you. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as sisters who...

The Halloween costumes of the past disguised people from spirits; today, we dress up for fun.

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

Why we take candy from strangers and carve holes in pumpkins
Darien Parker, Contributor October 31, 2018
Halloween wasn’t always about fake blood and flimsy outfits— it used to be a bleak affair.
Every year, parents panic that their kids Halloween candy is being poisoned or tampered with.

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

Examining the myth behind your parents’ biggest fears.
Natalie Hamren, News Editor October 31, 2018

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...

Dying with the Stars will have two more shows Friday Oct. 26 and Saturday Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Noelle Horn, Contributor October 25, 2018

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...

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

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

Callahan haunted house Saturday 7-11 p.m.
Sierra Gibson , Reporter October 22, 2016

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...

The haunting of Callahan Hall

Erica Bluford , Contributor November 1, 2015

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...

The multicultural roots of Halloween

Seth Thomas, Contributor October 28, 2015

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...

Community children and volunteer NKU makes cotton swab skeletons during Norse-O-Ween event.

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

Dylan Tierney, Contributor October 31, 2014

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...

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