The Easterner

Why we “trick-or-treat”

By Shawntelle Moncy, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Witches, pumpkins, costumes, candy and ghosts, these are some of the many traditions that come with the holiday of Halloween. But October 31 hasn’t always been characterized by these elements. Halloween is actually a celebration of the dead. According to Jack Santino in “The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows,” Halloween originated as an ancient holiday in Europe...

Eastern turns ‘spooktacular’ for Halloween campus events

By Carly Estey, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2014

In the midst of Spirit Week, EWU organizations will be hosting multiple Halloween events catering to students and local community members. Eagle Entertainment invites students to join them for a Haunted Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday Oct. 29th from 4-6:00 p.m. in the Campus Mall. Following the scavenger hunt there...

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Aya gets a look at the final results of a volunteer's handiwork

Harvest Fest brings families to campus for trick-or-treating fun and games

November 8, 2013

By Kailee Dunn contributing writer [email protected] Monsters and minions and monkeys, oh my! The characters were out to play during this year’s Harvest Fest. On Halloween, the Office of Commu...


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Leatherface strikes terror in students during the Oct. 24-25 haunted house.

ASEWU sponsors haunted house, proceeds benefit wounded warriors

November 4, 2013

  Students and community members joined in the Halloween spirit Oct. 24-25 to walk through the ASEWU-sponsored haunted house benefiting the Wo...

opinion

Letter to the Editor: Trick or Treat

November 4, 2013

As Halloween approaches, children across the nation are gearing up to knock on people's door with those three infamous words: “Trick or treat!“ Some...

Various campus groups to host ghoulish Halloween gatherings

Various campus groups to host ghoulish Halloween gatherings

October 23, 2013

  Ghouls, goblins and ghosts come out to play at many different Halloween themed events sponsored by EWU organizations. Halloween kicks...

JFK Library to hold Twilight Masquerade

JFK Library to hold Twilight Masquerade

October 31, 2012

  On Oct. 27 EWU Libraries will be holding its annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year the theme is Twilight Masq...

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