Isabel Anderson (senior): “I was trick or treating once, and it was a fairly crowded area. At one house I went to, the woman who lived there had the door open a tiny bit and she was giving each person who came to the door a few loose peanut M&M’s.”




Casey A’Hearn (sophomore): “I think the spookiest thing that happened to me was one Halloween, a group of friends and I were like 13, walking to my house after treating in my neighborhood, and this guy chased us in a Jason Costume. We never ran that fast ever.”





Sifan Ye (senior): “Recently, I was studying in the stacks 500 with two of my friends. Around 1 a.m., I was talking about the rumor that someone fell and died in the stacks during [the] library’s construction. Then the lights started flickering and we heard random noises and it definitely was not people upstairs moving their chairs. So we got out of there ASAP.”






Gabriella Murdoch (sophomore): “Last year, I lived on the fourth floor of Gilbert, and sometimes my roommates and I would hear knocking on our door. But whenever we went to go check, there would be no one there. We didn’t really care because we thought someone was just playing a prank. But I went to the bathroom one day, and I checked to see if anyone was there. There was no one. But, when I was in one of the stalls, I heard the shower curtain close. No one had opened the door because the door makes a really loud sound, and I didn’t hear it. When I got out of the stall, I saw the shower curtain open, but when I went togo wash my hands, I heard it close. I turned around and it was closed. So, I sprinted back to my room. Afterwards, for a couple of weeks, one of my roommates would wake up in the middle of the night staring into the darkness, so me and my other roommate were convinced she was possessed.”



Ryan Mournighan (sophomore): “My neighbor would put out a giant 20-foot wooden cutout of Sarah Palin every year and that was pretty scary. It was just her head!”



Midnight Ramblers to move on to ICCA semifinals

Last week, on Feb. 18, the Midnight Ramblers won the ICCA Quarterfinals at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Notes by Nadia: The problem with age gaps

When I see a younger woman with an older man, it concerns me. Women are constantly preyed upon and assaulted by men — especially older men.

The best routine is the one you stick to

But even as we run from our past selves, we fall short once we realize the finish line is beyond years away, and our rushed pace is nothing but a one-way ticket to burnout.