OPED: DHS students outgrowing Halloween

By Aydan Prime,

Bluedevilhub.com Staff —

Photo courtesy of Belinda Hankins Miller on Wikimedia Commons.
Photo courtesy of Belinda Hankins Miller on Wikimedia Commons.

Every late September, my cousins ask our grandmother to create an intricate, one-of-a-kind costume for Halloween. Grandma, never failing, manages to turn her extraordinary sewing talents into a Jedi suit or a Hogwarts professor’s robes.

It has never struck me or any other family member as strange that my cousins, aged 11, 13, and 16, still go trick or treating on Halloween.

Why shouldn’t high schoolers trick or treat? Trick or treating is an opportunity for high schoolers to relish in the past for one night. If you want to go trick or treating, don’t let anyone stop you from doing so. Trick or treating is a harmless activity that should be available for anyone who wants to take part.

I have been trick or treating as a high schooler, and none of the adults handing out candy seemed hesitant to drop a fun size snickers into my pillowcase. If any adults are unwilling to give free sweets to teenagers, that is their problem and not yours, and is not prevalent among Davis parents and homeowners.

Of course you will be out with a boatload of little kids and their parents, and maybe it’ll be a bit embarrassing to stand on an old lady’s porch surrounding by children whose heads come up to your waist. But it’s still fun to get free candy and make a bit of a fool of yourself.

And of course, you can never be too old for candy. Going out and buying Halloween candy in bulk from Target just isn’t the same as a hard earned load of candy from local old people.

Kids are under so much pressure to grow up fast nowadays, that they hardly have any time to get excited for and enjoy things like Halloween and Christmas. Adulthood is forever, and childhood is short, so take this opportunity to be a kid for one more day, and have fun trick or treating this Halloween.


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