Halloween is the best holiday; everybody knows that! I mean, what does it have to compete with? Arbor Day, Earth Day, and Kwanzaa? While all holidays are a hoot and a half, none truly compare to the incredibleness of Halloween.
Every year, average citizens get to dress up in costumes that can be scary or goofy, cute or creepy, and every year you can choose another theme! Then the options are endless: you go out with your friends, make fun snacks and gorge on sweets (or save them for for months, slowly spacing them out.)
With plenty of fall decor and making your house as scary as you wish, Halloween can become a great tradition for an entire family or committed friends. However, every year for the past three years, Halloween has fallen on GA/FLA weekend. This strong encouragement for students to attend the game or just go to what is known as “Frat Beach” has killed the holiday spirit. No “trick or treat,” no costume parties on the day of, no one is in Athens because it is fall break.
All these reasons rack up against students being able to enjoy this fantastic holiday. As students we should rise up and demand that UGA celebrate at least one day were we can wear costumes on campus and everyone gets to enjoy the wonders of creativity.
Don’t let Halloween become a holiday of the past; get excited for the future!