Personal view: What Halloween means to me


JaChona Owen, Staff Reporter

By: JaChona Owen

When I was little, I used to think Halloween was just to dress up. I didn’t understand why we were supposed to collect candy. As I got older, I started to think more about Halloween and what it meant to me. After I grew up, I thought Halloween was to dress up and scare people.


As soon as I hit the age of 10, I thought Halloween to me was to dress up,scare people, and just eat candy. Once I hit 12 years old, I told my family that I think Halloween was to scare people and that your inner monster comes out for the night. I have still thought this to be true, but now I believe even more that once it strikes 6 o’clock our inner monster comes out and hangs with its friends. Then once you’re done with trick- or- treating your inner monster goes back into you.


Now when I turned 13 years old, I have come to the conclusion that I will always believe Halloween is about dressing up, eating good candy, scaring people, and watching scary movies with your family. Halloween has been exciting every year. I would always get stomach aches after Halloween, because of all the candy I would eat on. There will never be a time where I don’t try to scare at least one person on Halloween.


I think I will only have about one or two questions about Halloween. The first one is, why not try to scare someone? It’s funny. The second one is what would Halloween be if you weren’t allowed to pass out candy? Other than those two questions I have nothing against Halloween.


The very first Halloween I dressed up, I was a vampire. I think I am done dressing up for Halloween, but I still will go trick-or-treating. I was a vampire last year. I wanted to end dressing up for Halloween by dressing up as what I did the very first time I dressed up. It was fun dressing up, but that was getting tiring, dressing up every year now. I just decided to end dressing up.