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The spirit of Halloween trapped inside of movies

The spirit of Halloween trapped inside of movies
October 21, 2020

Halloween is slowly approaching, but it doesn’t feel like the spooky season. Balancing a job and school on top of a pandemic has made it harder for students to relax. Sometimes it’s OK to sit back...

New ‘Addams Family’ movie falls flat

New 'Addams Family' movie falls flat
October 21, 2019

The animated film of the “the Addams Family” has recently been released in theatres in time for Halloween. The film was made by “Sausage Party” directors Greg Tiernon and Conrad Vernon, which has...

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs

Judging the Old Courthouse Catacombs
October 24, 2016
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.

Costumes, Candy, Halloween and more

October 28, 2015

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,”...

Something lifeless this way runs

Participants run away from zombies during the annual Zombie Brain Drain 5k last Halloween. This Saturday the zombies come back to find their next victims.
October 28, 2015

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...

Freddy’s not dead

Kevin Roach stands in the shadows as Freddy Krueger, on the set of the independent film “Confessions of Fred Krueger.” The short film helped start a petition for Roach to potray Freddy Krueger in a future installment of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
October 28, 2015

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...

Christmas, wait your turn

October 23, 2015

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...

A call for creative costumes

October 21, 2015

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...

Party policy prep

October 21, 2015

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...

Spooky time

Spooky time
October 7, 2015

Breaking down the ‘basics’

September 19, 2015

“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...

Eagles work local screams

Eagles work local screams
October 14, 2014

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...

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