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ISSUE 1: It’s Time to Grow Up and Stop Trick-or-Treating

It’s your turn to hand out the candy, not receive it.
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Photo Payton Heckman
A fresh batch of delicious Halloween cookies.

Halloween is a time of sugar and freight, lit up by the moonlight, whilst people and spirits frolic at night. But has there come an age to stop, to fill the candy bags to the top? There certainly is a time when you put an end to all the jazz. When you leave your childhood life behind, you must also leave trick or treating for the next generation to find.

Once you have left high school you are now an official adult, your time for free handouts like tricks and treats is over. It is understandable to want to continue to go out every Halloween and say the line everyone is so familiar with but at some point, at some age: “trick or treat” is something not meant for adults but now as an adult many more doors are open.

I am sure as we can remember our first and last Halloweens fondly in the streets asking for candy among hundreds of other kids like you in costumes, but nowadays when you look around at the people out trick or treating, it’s still mainly little kids. To be the only adult out collecting candy could be off-putting to others and it’d make you feel very stand out-ish. There is a reason you only ever see adults either at the door passing out candies or walking with their kids, it is because trick or treating is an activity for younger children and it is the job of adults to let the new wave of kids experience what newly turned adults once had when they were a kid.

As a teenager myself, I still like going out door to door and getting candy, but I would hardly say that is the best part of Halloween as it is a time to be with others close to you. While your time for trick or treating is over, that is not to say you cannot live up to your Halloween spirit as now as an adult you can be independent from your parents and go out to parties or even just a small spooky get together with a group of friends.

Trick or treating can be seen as a very adventurous time for a kid as you get to travel across your neighborhood or even get to go to different neighborhoods of your own, but now all grown up the range of where you live in is much farther so why would you walk the streets when you could go from event to event.

Dressing up is still on the table but now, not walking around, it would be more practical, and you can wear even more outrageous costumes. Not to mention going from small handout candies to candies you get yourself with others that are exactly what you want and even baked goods you would not dream of being given from a random house.

You can never be too old to get into the spirit of Halloween, but trick or treating is something to leave to the kids, to participate in handing out candy to the next generation as an adult.

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Joseph Treviño, Staff Writer
Joseph Treviño is a junior at Robinson and a staff writer for Knight Writers. This is his first year on staff. Treviño has many goals this year, including wanting to get better grades and also to improve at his sport of choice: swimming. He swims for Robinson, as well as a club. “Last year was my first year on the swim team and I made it all the way to regionals and districts,” Treviño said. “So, this year I’m trying to make it to states, mostly for my backstroke.” Treviño has a variety of interests outside of school. He can often be found tuned in to his favorite rock music or watching one of his favorite movies or TV shows such as “Community.” He has a passion for film as well, citing his favorite movie as “Pootie Tang.” “It’s about this guy who fights corporate America, but he speaks this made-up language the whole time,” Treviño said. Treviño is also interested in exploring multimedia this year, specifically recording and editing videos. “I want to do a lot of very random and unique stuff with interviewing people and to work with my friend Colton,” Treviño said. Besides having his academic and athletic goals, Treviño is looking forward to exploring uncharted territory in newspaper and being able to surround himself with friends while doing so. “I want to have fun and be able to work with my friends and I want to explore new areas and media,” Treviño said. Profile by (Malia Rodriguez)
Payton Heckman, Staff Writer
Payton Heckman is a senior at Robinson and a staff writer for Knight Writers. This is his first year on staff. Heckman wanted to affiliate himself with Robinson's newspaper and is now spending his first year on staff for RHStoday and Knight Writers, yet last year of high school here at Robinson. Inspired by Knight Writers Multimedia Editor Ingalls Witte, Heckman joined newspaper. Starting his journalistic journey on the last pep rally of the 2021- 2022 school year, he volunteered to film the pep rally for Knight Mic. This brought him to the world of newspaper. It just seemed familiar to him, as if it was something he was born to do. "Honestly, I was very surprised. It was almost just like adrenaline, going around talking to everyone… It was really fun to go around and talk to people," Heckman said. Heckman is also an avid participant in the theater club; he joined at the end of sophomore year and is looking forward to tightening the bond between him and the theater group members and soaring to new heights. Having had experience with music production outside of school, the implementation of music into plays allowed him to express his love for it openly. "I really do love to perform to put myself out there, I like to perform and hang out with my friends," Heckman said. Inside of newspaper, Heckman wants to meet new people and have fun in journalism. Having his goal aligned on expanding his skill set encompassing the world of newspaper, he's looking forward to his last year of high school as part of the Robinson newspaper staff. (Profile by Christian Dingle)
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