Today is Halloween, Seton Hall! You know what that means: chilly weather, costumes, parties, and endless candy.
Halloween, when you were a kid, was the best: most of us couldn’t wait to run home from school, put on our costumes and meet up with all our friends to go trick-to-treating.
There’s been a lot of backlash online recently about whether or not it’s appropriate for teenagers to go trick-or-treating. A lot of people have pushed back against this idea saying that teenagers should grow up and leave the candy to the little kids. Others have argued that teenagers are still kids and they deserve to enjoy Halloween however they see fit.
Now, college students probably shouldn’t go trick-or-treating, but they should be able to dress up and engage in the fun of the holiday just like anyone else. They should be able to throw parties and have the time of their lives, even if it’s just for a weekend.
In college, there’s so much pressure to grow up and grow up fast. Between internships, work, school and constantly planning for our future, there’s always too much planning for the next step and not enough enjoying the now. It’s a great thing that students now are thinking about what they want to do for the rest of their lives, or at least what their next step is. But, people of all ages should be allowed to revel in a holiday they enjoyed as kids.
Whether you want to attend a party, dress up for a class or just spend your weekend doing whatever you want, you should go for it.
Telling people they should always be super mature is, quite frankly, boring. Don’t be that person.
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