Halloween is finally here! For some college students, the winding down of October means spending time in their dorm room doing homework. For others, this means going out for a night of spooky adventures and horror-filled experiences. There are a few things I want people to keep in mind this Halloween season that will not only make your Halloween holiday safer but safer for those around you as well.
1. Don’t drink and drive.
Most college students want to go out to the bar dressed up as their favorite character and enjoy a few beverages. However, you should always keep in mind that alcohol inhibits your motor functions and abilities. Do not drink and drive. Remember, an Uber is cheaper than a DUI.
2. Don’t misappropriate cultures.
Dressing up as your favorite movie or TV character can be your favorite part of Halloween. However, it is important to keep in mind who you and/or what you are portraying. Some people are acceptable to portray and others are not. Here’s a simple rule when putting on your costume. Ask yourself: would this offend someone I know? Would this upset me? If the answer is yes, dress up as something else for a better Halloween.
3. Have fun!
Halloween is the season for tricks, treats, fun and more. Spooky season is fun for all, young or old. Whether you’re 11, 21 or 31-years-old, Halloween can be fun for anyone. Making sure you’re around the right people and doing what you enjoy is the best feeling ever and will help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween this year.
Now that you’ve read this article, go out and have an enjoyable, appropriate and safe Halloween night. Happy Spooky Season Saints!