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Best Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

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?

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

Raider Wire Staff, Staff

October 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Staff Editorial

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!

The Dangers of Halloween are Terror-fying!

Carena Ravenel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

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

Top Five Haunted Halloween Attractions in North Georgia

Bella Angell, Features and Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

Celebrating Halloween into November – Top Fives

Grace Wood, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

The Clown Apocalypse Is Here

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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

Gifts to a Witch

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

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

Three Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Procrastinators

Leilani Gibbons, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

A Safe Alternative for Trick or Treating

Julie Day, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014


Filed under School, Showcase

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...

Oh, How Spooky!

Oh, How Spooky!

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014


Filed under Playlist

Trying to get into the spirit of Halloween while in high-school can be tough. This playlist will certainly help! While incorporating fun classic Halloween hits, this playlist enters a completely different realm with some of the best old horror movie opening themes. This is a playlist for all the goblins,...

Jack of the Lantern

Jack of the Lantern

Bim Peacock, Photo Editor

October 31, 2014


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Sticks and stones. Skulls and bones.  Of honor and bravery, no legends are told. Sneers and Cackles. Wails and shackles.  Of blood and madness, birth stories of old.             Across a midnight forest dashed a pair of panicked feet. Faster. FASTER! thought their bearer, heart po...

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