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What Halloween looks like in a pandemic

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

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?

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.

Editor’s Pick: Our favorite spooky movies

Editor's Pick: Our favorite spooky movies
Our editor's choice of Halloween spooky flicks
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...

Favorite Halloween traditions have dark origins

The Halloween costumes of the past disguised people from spirits; today, we dress up for fun.
Why we take candy from strangers and carve holes in pumpkins
October 31, 2018
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?

Every year, parents panic that their kids' Halloween candy is being poisoned or tampered with.
Examining the myth behind your parents’ biggest fears.
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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Norse Poll 10/24/13

October 24, 2013

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