A scary time of year

Halloween season is here, and most of the trees have dropped their leaves to show their bare skeletons. In this creepy in-betweeny time that’s not quite fall and not quite winter, we might hermit away a little more or venture out to face those things that scare us. In this issue, we’re exploring some truly scary topics. 

In a graphic novel called Canoe Boys, a group of friends go off on an adventure that might have scared others off. Now they’re working to memorialize the experience in a book.

If Halloween is a time to dress up and cut loose for you, then go for it. Sexy halloween costumes may get a bad rap, but we explore a more positive approach to showing skin while trick-or-treating (or whatever else you may get up to).

For those who want an authentic haunted house experience, the Dalnavert Museum is holding an event with Victorian ghouls and old-school candlelit explorations. If you’re hunting for old ghosts, we also profile a few local haunted spots and the history behind the spectres left behind. 

Whether it’s a fright or comfort you seek, we’ve got you covered in this issue.

If you’re into exploring more out of curiosity, check out some of the hidden gems on campus and maybe find yourself a new favourite space. Or perhaps as the outdoor world becomes less hospitable, starting up a small indoor garden can help bring some fresh life to your home.

Whichever path you choose, we hope you enjoy all the stories we’ve put together for you this week.

Published in Volume 71, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 27, 2016)

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