Arts and Culture

Too Old to Trick or Treat?

By Lara Maluf-Mas and Mia Huff
Thursday, October 30, 2014

It’s that time of year again- where everyone gets dressed up and rushes to neighbors to get their favorite candies.

Halloween is a very unique holiday and is taken pretty seriously over here in the United States. The special day is October 31, when all the horrors are left loose on the streets. Sometimes, you’ll see kids of all styles, the costumes are truly diverse.

Should there be an age requirement for trick-or-treating, or is that a right given to the US citizens? A survey of around 60 students from Monticello High School were polled. The overwhelming majority believes that the oldest age should be 14, meaning the end of middle school. In second place came the ages of 13 and 18. There seems to be a large gap between these two ages, one is half-way through middle school and the other is entering into college.The ages coming into second place are 17, 19, 20, and 21.

“I think after freshman year should be best, unless you’re with little kids or something.” said a 12th grade student.

Some unique answers that were recorded was that there shouldn’t be an age limit, that anyone has the right to trick-or-treat. Others disagreed greatly to that opinion, saying trick-or-treating is more of a childish tradition and should be stopped as soon as the child becomes a teenager. Maybe the answers varied on how your family influences the student. Either way, each student had their own answer with excellent explanations.

According to a science teacher, “Honestly with all the hormones these days in teenagers they normally have parties anyway.”

Hoping for the best Halloween to every Mustang this year- keep it fun, and of course safe.

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