With Halloween right around the corner, celebration,
superstition and paranormal thoughts linger in the air. Halloween is an
entertaining holiday that has something to offer for everyone. Even adults
enjoy carving pumpkins and decorating their houses with spooky decorations.
Gabriella Quattrocchi, a senior majoring in Heath Care
Administration, says that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays.
“Carving pumpkins and watching scary movies is one of
my favorite things about the month of October,” Quattrocchi said.
Danielle Arndt, a senior also majoring in Health Care
“I’ve loved Halloween ever since I was a kid. Being
able to dress up and be whoever you want for a day is fun. I also love watching
horror movies and the thrill of being scared,” Ardnt said.
Quattrocchi and Ardnt both plan on dressing up for the
holiday, along with many other students.
Jessica Brito, a sophomore majoring in Education, has
put a lot of thought into her costume this year.
“I want to dress up as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger
Games, bow and arrow and all,” Brito said.
Brito loves the fact that you can be as original and
creative as you want on Halloween.
“It’s always been one of my favorite holidays,” Brito
Halloween also makes us question the line between life
and death. One person who believes in the paranormal is Valerie Kedrowski.
“I recently visited Bobby Mackey’s in Kentucky, and I
was scratched across my back,” Kedrowski said.
Bobby Mackey’s is a nightclub with a haunted basement.
The club is said to be haunted by the ghost of Johanna, the subject of Bobby’s
Kedrowski is the host of this year’s Stevens Point Dark
Water Tour. It is a ghost and historical tour that talks about the darker side
of the town, which includes the mafia, prostitution, murders, and lynching.
“We will also be traveling past some locations that we
have found to be haunted and that have historical significance,” Kedrowski
This is the first year that she will be doing the tour,
and she is very excited. She wants to be able to share the town’s history and
answer people’s questions about the paranormal.
“My favorite part about Halloween is everything. The
fun and imagination, the crisp air, the smells of wood burning in fireplaces,
and the leaves. The feeling of magic all around,” Kedrowski said.
Quattrocchi is planning on attending the event and is
curious to find out what it will be like.
“I’ve been to haunted houses before and corn mazes, but
this will be different because it’s on a bus touring the city. I think it will
be interesting,” Quattrocchi said.
The tour will be hosted on Friday, October 26th
and Saturday, October 27th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m at Kristin’s
Riverwalk on Clark Street. The cost is $12 prepaid and $15 at the door.