Viewpoint: Halloween: a change of pace for us

By Greg DeVries

Last semester, The Lariat published a special issue examining the cost of college. While highly informative, many stories reminded me of the harsh reality that accompanies student loans. This year, the staff and I went in a different direction.

Halloween is a holiday that many of us celebrate but few of us know a lot about. There are many facets and controversial topics as well as different ways to celebrate.
This special section is meant to be more entertaining and visually stunning than last year’s.

I had a hand in “In the scream of things,” on page 12. A few of the staff members and I traveled to haunted houses all over Texas. Before this fall, I had never been to a haunted house. If you are like me and have avoided haunted houses, I hope our reviews persuade you to change your mind.

At first I was worried. I’m a pretty big guy, but I am capable of screaming like a little girl. If one of the actors at the haunted house made me scream like that in front of my co-workers, they would never let me hear the end of it. Fortunately, I had a blast because I kept an open mind.

Halloween may not get the family together like Christmas or Thanksgiving, but it is certainly an annual opportunity to have a good time. Hopefully our special section can teach you something about the unique nature of this holiday.

Happy Halloween!