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

Annual Doggone Halloween Costume Parade brings spooky festivities Downtown

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
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, Layout Editor
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, Layout Editor
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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