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Even though we’re mostly still teenagers or barely young adults, in college, you do a lot of growing up – you work more than you ever have before, have more freedom, and are responsible for looking out for yourself. As you get older, it’s important to find something that keeps you young. That’s where Halloween comes in!

Now that’s school spirit

Now, you might be thinking that you’re too old for Halloween, and that college students are too mature for that kind of “kid’s stuff”. You’d be wrong. For you engineers out there, your love for Halloween is like a parabola – it dips in high school, and by the time you’re in college, you’re just as excited about candy and costumes as you were in 6th grade. Maybe it has something to do with how busy you are as a college student, but there’s something about dressing up and going to town on a bowl of Snickers that just gives you the break you need.

It seems to be contagious. Whether it’s the classroom, the dining hall, or even the hallways, everything and everyone is bursting at the seams with Halloween spirit, ready to join in on the fun. Even the professors can’t resist!

Even the professors want to have some fun

I think a lot of people are worried about going to college, studying engineering, and not having time to do anything else because it’s just so hard. Well first of all, engineering is hard – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. But just because something is hard doesn’t mean you won’t have time to do anything else besides work on it. When you need time, you find it. You’re not a machine, and can’t function if you eat, sleep, and study, and nothing else. You need to find a way to function and still have fun, and that’s one of the reasons I love Halloween in college so much – it reminds everyone that at the end of the day, no matter how stressed you are or chaotic your life is, you need to be able to smile.

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