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Falling Into Autumn

Leaves changing colors, pumpkins growing, and weather cools down; Fall is underway.

Mayah Talbot, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

As soon as the calendar turns to Oct. 1, the first official day of the spooky season, people get excited. October marks the beginning of fall:  all of the leaves start to change, the weather cools, and for students, it’s their first break from school. Students can go to pumpkin patches, carve pumpk...

Should Teenagers Still go Trick or Treating in High School?

Children and teenagers that live in your neighborhood will be lining up at the door, waiting for you to walk up with a candy bowl like this in your arms.

Eva Watson, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

It’s October, which means that it is spooky season. Parents are buying the big bags of candy, kids are picking out their Halloween costumes and all the houses in the neighborhood are being decorated with Halloween decor. But, it seems that not all the kids in the neighborhood will be out on Halloween night ...

Best Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

October 30, 2018

As October winds down, and Halloween lurks just around the temporal corner, the public is scrolling frantically and aimlessly through the horror genre on any and every streaming service, searching for that perfect horror movie to watch this Halloween season. This is a compiled list of five of the be...

Are Teenagers Too Old to Go Trick-or-Treating?

Should teenagers be allowed to go trick-or-treating? The Raider Wire Staff offers their opinions on this puzzling question.

Raider Wire Staff, Staff

October 30, 2018

Holley Murray The truth is that there is only so much candy to go around. As fun as it may be for everyone to dress up in exciting costumes and collect bags full of sweets, there comes a time when the tradition must be abandoned to pass the torch on to next generations. Halloween is for the “aw” feeling ...

The Dangers of Halloween are Terror-fying!

Even though this picture of razor bladed candy apples is staged, the dangers in real life during Halloween are not.

Carena Ravenel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Remember when you were still young enough to go trick-or-treating without being judged? After you came back home from your quest, your parents would always check your candy to make sure there was nothing potentially dangerous. Well, even though there are few cases of poisoned candy and razor blade apples in...

Top Five Haunted Halloween Attractions in North Georgia

The perfect way to get into the spooky season of Halloween is to go to a haunted attraction!

Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

The term “haunted” has different meanings to different people, like small children may perceive carved pumpkins and corn mazes as scary while teenagers crave a larger scare factor in their pursuit of a haunted experience. This ranges from dark scenarios to special effects and beyond. In the following...

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Here, you can learn the top five things to do, books, costumes and movies! These pumpkins at Kinsey’s Family Farm capture an essence of how fun Halloween is.

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Halloween may be over, but it’s such a fun holiday that many continue to celebrate the spookiness well into November. These Halloween treats are what we love about this fun holiday. Now, let’s run through the top five of some of our favorite aspects of Halloween that you can use to keep the spirit...

The Clown Apocalypse Is Here

Ronald McDonald, the official face of McDonald’s fast food chain, is “on hiatus” until the clown craze settles. The company made a statement on Oct. 12, saying that they intend to be “thoughtful” when planning public appearances for Ronald McDonald. (Picture from Flickr)

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

By now, it is hard for one to not be aware of the rumored sightings of clowns stalking around sidewalks and terrorizing communities. Reports have been made of people dressing in baggy and colorful “clown” clothing and chasing or threatening people (specifically children and teenagers). There is plenty...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

January 14, 2016

Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that whistles among the streets, dear child; listen closer.  Yes, you hear it, do you not?  Hear the...

Gifts to a Witch

Amongst all gifts, there are ones in the blood.
This is not a proper demonstration of one of those gifts.

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

November 16, 2015

Being a witch is hard. Our candle supply is in constant thirst, our incense stick stash is always burning up, and finding wands is a sylphing pain. Being caught without sage is as detrimental as being caught cursed, or even dead; ever-dwindling tea lights shine no light on the predicament at all. If...

Three Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Procrastinators

: Have a fun and spooky Halloween with these cheap and easy costumes! Photo used with permission from Ainslee Silverthorne.

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015

Any self-proclaimed procrastinator is familiar with the routine of waiting last minute to complete something, even after having months to prepare, and Halloween is not an exception to this pattern. If you are one of these previously mentioned procrastinators, chances are you have not planned your costume...

A Safe Alternative for Trick or Treating

With glowing faces, the kids of the community utilize the fun festivities Student Council provides during Trunk or Treat. Even the student volunteers are enjoying themselves this crisp Halloween evening.

Julie Day, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

Trunk or treat is a community event that Mrs. Transu, Mrs. Vreeland, and the Student Council organizes. It provides a safe alternative for kids to trick or treat without going door to door. Instead, kids are allowed to trick or treat out of festively decorated car trunks. “Student Council offers a...

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