Halloween Archive

  • By Tyler Medeiros The suspense grew as I walked through the pitch black forest. My only source of light was the dull moon as it peeked through the treetops. As I continued the faint sound of carnival music could be heard in the distance. I walked toward the music following the gravel path. Finally, I saw it, the entrance to an old carnival. The paint was chipped off of the fences and smoke filled the...

    Blood-curdling screams heard at Screampark

    By Tyler Medeiros The suspense grew as I walked through the pitch black forest. My only source of light was the dull moon as it peeked through the treetops. As I continued the faint sound of carnival music could be heard in the distance. I walked toward the music following the gravel path. Finally, I saw it, the entrance to an old carnival. The paint was chipped off of the fences and smoke filled the...

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  • BY SHARON SAMUEL How many pumpkins did you carve for Halloween? One, two? Meet the woman who made 100 jack-o’-lanterns to raise money for charity. Kara Klypycz, 39, of Cambridge, has been raising money since September for the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries, an organization that improves the lives of people in the community. “It’s a non-profit. They work with about 20 agencies in this area to help people basically move out of...

    Ariel isn’t the only thing under the sea

    BY SHARON SAMUEL How many pumpkins did you carve for Halloween? One, two? Meet the woman who made 100 jack-o’-lanterns to raise money for charity. Kara Klypycz, 39, of Cambridge, has been raising money since September for the United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries, an organization that improves the lives of people in the community. “It’s a non-profit. They work with about 20 agencies in this area to help people basically move out of...

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON Kitchener City Hall was filled with everything gory and grotesque for the fifth annual KW Zombie Walk and Halloween Expo on Oct. 1. From Elsa the Disney princess,to Pennywise the dancing clown, residents young and old celebrated Halloween a little early this year. The event started as just a walk through Waterloo to raise money for different charities and awareness groups five years ago. Since then it has grown into a full day of walking, talking and scaring, with vendors tables, Dark Con displays and costume contests for...

    When zombies invade

    BY BRANDY FULTON Kitchener City Hall was filled with everything gory and grotesque for the fifth annual KW Zombie Walk and Halloween Expo on Oct. 1. From Elsa the Disney princess,to Pennywise the dancing clown, residents young and old celebrated Halloween a little early this year. The event started as just a walk through Waterloo to raise money for different charities and awareness groups five years ago. Since then it has grown into a full day of walking, talking and scaring, with vendors tables, Dark Con displays and costume contests for...

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  • BY CASSIDY FOULDS October is a time of the year where adults get in touch with their inner child, and children get in touch with the spirit of Halloween. This October, people can also get in touch with the paranormal. The Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society (CHAPS), an Ontario-based paranormal group, is hosting a public 101 Oct. 15 in St. Thomas where anyone can come in and learn about the paranormal and the field of...

    Experience the paranormal

    BY CASSIDY FOULDS October is a time of the year where adults get in touch with their inner child, and children get in touch with the spirit of Halloween. This October, people can also get in touch with the paranormal. The Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society (CHAPS), an Ontario-based paranormal group, is hosting a public 101 Oct. 15 in St. Thomas where anyone can come in and learn about the paranormal and the field of...

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  • BY JESSICA HAMMER Appearances can be deceiving if a person is looking closely enough and know what to look for when watching a horror film. For some people, watching a horror movie is the last thing they would want to do. It could be because they just don’t care for that genre of films or they choose to watch it but jump at every shadow behind their closed eyelids when they’re trying to sleep at...

    The theory behind horror movies

    BY JESSICA HAMMER Appearances can be deceiving if a person is looking closely enough and know what to look for when watching a horror film. For some people, watching a horror movie is the last thing they would want to do. It could be because they just don’t care for that genre of films or they choose to watch it but jump at every shadow behind their closed eyelids when they’re trying to sleep at...

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  • BY SARA SASILA It’s October, which could only mean one thing, the countdown to Halloween has officially begun. You’re probably thinking about who you want to be this year. A clown? Superhero? Zombie? The list goes on, but folks … the clock is ticking and soon it’ll be too late. However, with thousands of new costumes every year, you are likely to find one that scares your grandmother silly. Or, worst-case scenario, you put a...

    Be whoever you want to be for a night

    BY SARA SASILA It’s October, which could only mean one thing, the countdown to Halloween has officially begun. You’re probably thinking about who you want to be this year. A clown? Superhero? Zombie? The list goes on, but folks … the clock is ticking and soon it’ll be too late. However, with thousands of new costumes every year, you are likely to find one that scares your grandmother silly. Or, worst-case scenario, you put a...

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  • BY SARA SASILA October is screaming season, which could only mean one thing … Halloween is near. From haunted houses to pumpkin picking and carving, Halloween is the best part about October. One of the most popular venues for haunted houses is located right in Kitchener. For the past 10 years, Screampark at Bingemans has featured multiple haunted houses that test the bravest of guests. This year, the park features three haunted houses: Freak Show,...

    October is a month of screams and shrieks

    BY SARA SASILA October is screaming season, which could only mean one thing … Halloween is near. From haunted houses to pumpkin picking and carving, Halloween is the best part about October. One of the most popular venues for haunted houses is located right in Kitchener. For the past 10 years, Screampark at Bingemans has featured multiple haunted houses that test the bravest of guests. This year, the park features three haunted houses: Freak Show,...

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  • BY RACHEL ROY Halloween is the time of year where children rush door-to-door, trick-or-treating for candy. In college, students don’t get that chance, as they are too old. So, how do they celebrate the spooky evening of fright and terror? They get dressed up and party of course. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) helped out by organizing a Halloween bash on Oct. 30. “We do pub events throughout the entire school year. This one was just...

    Halloween Spooktacular

    BY RACHEL ROY Halloween is the time of year where children rush door-to-door, trick-or-treating for candy. In college, students don’t get that chance, as they are too old. So, how do they celebrate the spooky evening of fright and terror? They get dressed up and party of course. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) helped out by organizing a Halloween bash on Oct. 30. “We do pub events throughout the entire school year. This one was just...

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  • BY KALI CAUDLE The Spooky Tour was appropriately named, as intestines and blood were just two of the ghoulish sights to be seen. The fifth annual fundraising event was held from Oct. 24 to 26 in Waterloo. Children and families were invited to attend this year’s Mad Scientist-themed event. “It’s my children’s initiative, I just encourage them,” said Jayne Hembruff, a Waterloo yoga instructor. Hembruff cancelled the yoga classes she holds inside of her home...

    Cancer fundraiser is downright spooky

    BY KALI CAUDLE The Spooky Tour was appropriately named, as intestines and blood were just two of the ghoulish sights to be seen. The fifth annual fundraising event was held from Oct. 24 to 26 in Waterloo. Children and families were invited to attend this year’s Mad Scientist-themed event. “It’s my children’s initiative, I just encourage them,” said Jayne Hembruff, a Waterloo yoga instructor. Hembruff cancelled the yoga classes she holds inside of her home...

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  • By MARYSSA MCFADDEN Neruda Arts is a community-based organization which began in 2001 and has, ever since, been dedicated to connecting the community of Kitchener with music, drama and visual arts from around the world. Now, for the first time, they connected the community with the afterlife. Their unique new event is called the Day of the Dead. A celebration which dates back thousands of years, it was created in Mexico and has since been...

    Day of the dead comes to Kitchener

    By MARYSSA MCFADDEN Neruda Arts is a community-based organization which began in 2001 and has, ever since, been dedicated to connecting the community of Kitchener with music, drama and visual arts from around the world. Now, for the first time, they connected the community with the afterlife. Their unique new event is called the Day of the Dead. A celebration which dates back thousands of years, it was created in Mexico and has since been...

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