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Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Reviews

I’ve yet to find a single acquaintance who lives in the Evansville area that had a positive opinion of The Old Courthouse Catacombs. Now that I’ve been through the place myself, I can see why.

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Costumes, Candy, Halloween and more

Abigail Suddarth
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features

The Honors Program and the Housing and Residence Life would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. “It’s mainly for people in the Honors Program or anyone who is eligible to join the Honors Program,” Honors student Kate Grudzinski said. “They’re invited as well to come get a feel for t...

Something lifeless this way runs

Something lifeless this way runs

Nick Leighty
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features

Full of brain-hungry zombies and muscle-straining obstacles, the Zombie Brain Drain 5k run is creeping up this Halloween. Organized by the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education Student Advisory Board, the theme for the event was chosen because of similar events around the country and sho...

Freddy’s not dead

Freddy’s not dead

Megan Thorne
October 28, 2015
Filed under Features

Kevin Roach didn’t care much for horror movies until his freshman year of college when, after coming down with the flu, he told a friend to rent every scary movie imaginable. “I used to hate scary movies,” he said. “They were too much for me and they gave me nightmares.” Roach said he ...

Christmas, wait your turn

Vanessa Roach
October 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. It is my favorite holiday, but its decorations seems to come sooner and sooner each year with little regard with the other two fall holidays.   Last week I was in Wal-Mart buying Halloween décor when I turned a corner and the next shelf was ...

A call for creative costumes

Vanessa Roach
October 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Each Halloween I used to look forward to eating candy until I couldn’t breathe, binge watching old horror movies and dressing up in costumes. But in my experience, college-aged students have a whole new way of celebrating Halloween. Somewhere in a female’s young-adult years they are expected to trad...

Party policy prep

Morgan Falconer
October 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It’s almost Halloween, which means we have broody vampire costumes to make and spooky parties to attend. There’s a lot to anticipate. With every party comes its own holiday-specific set of rules. The standard rules still apply: don’t drive home after drinking, go with a friend who doesn’t ha...

Breaking down the ‘basics’

Ellen Cooper
September 19, 2015
Filed under Opinion

“Basic bitch.” It’s a common colloquialism referring to plain, uninteresting white girls who are into all things mainstream. Common favorites of the basic bitch are Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes, UGG boots, Bath and Body Works, manicures, E! News and the fall season. An example o...

Eagles work local screams

Eagles work local screams

Vanessa Roach
October 14, 2014
Filed under Features

Upon arriving to the Olde Courthouse Catacombs/ House of Lecter, viewers find a reaper, a clown and a wolf man lurking outside. Inside, creepy instrumental music plays and the dimly lit chilly hallways feature trap doors, hidden rooms and old concrete stairs, which leaves guests wondering what could b...

The Best Haunted Houses in Evansville

The Best Haunted Houses in Evansville

Jake Tapley
October 31, 2013
Filed under Reviews

Newburgh Civitan Zombie Farm Rating: 4/5 If the location of the Zombie Farm wasn't enough to already make it the best publicly-owned and operated haunted house within a 15-mile radius of Evansville, then the amount of effort put into the overall concept, design, makeup and performance certainly puts ...

10 Scariest Horror Films

Ariana Beedie
October 31, 2013
Filed under Features

A popular trend in the United States is watching horror films during October to prepare for Halloween. Channels like ABC Family, AMC and Syfy host marathons of scary movies all month long. Some Halloween parties even show thrillers during festivities. Here’s a short go-to list of 10 scary Halloween films...

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