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“People don’t participate as much. People don't’ send their kids out to trick-or-treat, and a lot of people don’t decorate as much either. It can be because of economic circumstances or people are just growing out of it.” - Janet Hernandez, Senior, Social Work Major

“People don’t participate as much. People don’t’ send their kids out to trick-or-treat, and a lot of people don’t decorate as much either. It can be because of economic circumstances or people are just growing out of it.”
– Janet Hernandez, Senior, Social Work Major

“It has changed a lot. There’s no Halloween spirit to it. It’s all a joke. It has become a hazard now because people are fighting on Halloween.” - Brandon Naugoe, Freshman, Social Work Major

“It has changed a lot. There’s no Halloween spirit to it. It’s all a joke. It has become a hazard now because people are fighting on Halloween.”
– Brandon Naugoe, Freshman, Social Work Major

“The costumes have become skimpier and it has become less appealing to go out cause you’re just going to run into a bunch of drunks or a bunch of kids asking for candy.” - Maddy Munoz, Sophomore, Communications Major

“The costumes have become skimpier and it has become less appealing to go out cause you’re just going to run into a bunch of drunks or a bunch of kids asking for candy.”
– Maddy Munoz, Sophomore, Communications Major

“I’m afraid to eat candy now. Just because of my neighborhood. I found razorblades in an apple once. More like, now, I just don’t trust people that give out apples.” - Haydee Quinones, Senior, Biology Major

“I’m afraid to eat candy now. Just because of my neighborhood. I found razorblades in an apple once. More like, now, I just don’t trust people that give out apples.”
– Haydee Quinones, Senior, Biology Major

“There’s a lot less candy now, and at the same time there’s a lot more candy. There’s a lot less candy I have to share, I think that’s the best way to put it. Also, I can dress up as whatever I want and nobody says anything. As a kid I couldn’t say, ‘Mom I’m going to paint all over my face’, and then walk outside.” - Benjamin Spector, Freshman, Computer Science Major

“There’s a lot less candy now, and at the same time there’s a lot more candy. There’s a lot less candy I have to share, I think that’s the best way to put it. Also, I can dress up as whatever I want and nobody says anything. As a kid I couldn’t say, ‘Mom I’m going to paint all over my face’, and then walk outside.”
– Benjamin Spector, Freshman, Computer Science Major

“When I was a child, I could be outside all night for Halloween, but now that I’ve gotten older and crime has went up, my mother wants me to stay inside for Halloween. It’s gotten terrible.” - Ralph Bray, Freshman, Computer Science Major

“When I was a child, I could be outside all night for Halloween, but now that I’ve gotten older and crime has went up, my mother wants me to stay inside for Halloween. It’s gotten terrible.”
– Ralph Bray, Freshman, Computer Science Major

“When I was a kid, it was a real clean-cut Halloween; we always respected each other, we didn’t prank anybody, we didn’t throw toilet paper on people’s shrubs or trees. We were responsible for what we did.” - Quinton Brooks, Freshman, Computer Science Major

“When I was a kid, it was a real clean-cut Halloween; we always respected each other, we didn’t prank anybody, we didn’t throw toilet paper on people’s shrubs or trees. We were responsible for what we did.”
– Quinton Brooks, Freshman, Computer Science Major

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