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Commodifying murder cases for the sake of a Halloween costume is unethical

By Christina Horacio, Copyeditor
October 26, 2022

As suspected, Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” skyrocketed, racking up 496.1 million hours of streaming, making it the ninth most popular English-speaking Netflix series of all time....

Illustration by Hailey Akau

‘Pretty Little Liars’ set the standard for Halloween episodes

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 26, 2022

Picture this, it’s 2011.  Rebecca Black has just released “Friday,” Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have won Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards, and the second season of what would become...

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

Emerson Poetry Project’s Spooky Slam will be so good it’s scary

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 26, 2022

This Halloween, the Emerson Poetry Project is providing a celebration like no other: a head-to-head performance poetry battle. The Spooky Slam, held on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in Little Building room 227, is...

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

By Max Handelman, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The flames of a crackling fire cast an eerie orange glow as they bounce off the black steel of a cauldron. A mysterious, ghost-white extract is added to boiling brew and then stirred with just the right...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Dracula on the streets, Frankenstein’s monster in the sheets

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
October 26, 2022

Halloween brings out an aspect of peoples’ creative side that can be easily transferred to a steamy bedroom. Oct. 31 is the day to dress up in scary, sexy, funny, and thought-provoking costumes—but...

Illustration by Meg Richards

America’s biggest haunted house: the echo chamber

By Meg Richards, Beacon Correspondent
October 26, 2022

Alt-right fringe conservatives are repackaging the same witch-hunt rhetoric that got the likes of Disney’s Sanderson Sisters hanged 400 years ago. The newest right-wing moral panic surrounds the recently...

Two dogs dressed as a bride and groom at the parade.

Annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade brings spooky festivities Downtown

By Lucia Thorne
November 4, 2021

Tricks and dog treats took over Downtown Crossing this Halloween as the annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade made its triumphant return to Summer Street between Washington and Hawley Streets on Sunday.  The...

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

By Dionna Santucci
October 30, 2021

Boston is opening up after nearly two years of inactivity, and the barriers raised during the pandemic are coming down just in time for Halloween. After many of the city’s Halloween festivities were...

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

Halloween is back! Here are some ways to celebrate the spooky holiday

By Lucia Thorne
October 21, 2021

After missing out on tricks and treats last year, a somewhat normal Halloween is finally here and it's time to get in the spooky spirit.  Whether you’re dying to spend the night out or you’d rather...

10 must watch fall films

10 must watch fall films

By Rachel Hackam
October 13, 2021

With the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, it can only mean one thing—fall is here.  Fall, especially October, is the perfect time to get together with your loved ones and have...

Desktop horror mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

‘Desktop horror’ mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 31, 2020

For this year’s Halloween, many of our traditional plans are no longer the safest and best ways for us to celebrate the holiday.  With large gatherings now considered inherently dangerous, especially...

Emerson Mystic celebrating Halloween 2019

Emerson Mystic hosts virtual event to celebrate Gaelic festival ‘Samhain’

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 31, 2020

This year, Emerson Mystic, an organization dedicated to anything “witchy,” offered a dorm-safe alternative to the traditional Samhain bonfires and celebrations. Students put their creative skills to...

Megan Quirk sets up a plastic pumpkin basket outside a Colonial dorm in preparation for Halloween.

A Halloween without tricks or treats: How students are celebrating this year

By Lucia Thorne
October 14, 2020

The pandemic is making it trickier to get treats. Every year, the night of Oct. 31 normally calls for costume contests, frat parties, and trick-or-treating. But with the COVID-19 pandemic raging on,...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

What witches’ brew ingredient are you?

By Dasha German
October 24, 2019

Eye of newt: Scorpio, Aquarius Toe of frog: Cancer, Libra Wool of bat: Gemini, Aries Tongue of dog: Virgo, Pisces Scale of dragon: Capricorn, Sagittarius Filet of a fenny snake: Taurus,...

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