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Less than a week to Halloween!

by Kirsten Gallagher
Exchange Staff

     With Halloween right around the corner there are some changes being made around campus from festive decorations, to appropriately themed activities, and soon to be scandalous Halloween costumes.

     Franklin Pierce students tend to engage in a lot of Halloween activity between decorating their dorms, handing out candy to younger children in the community, attending ghost hunts, and, most importantly, going all out in their Halloween costumes.

     As I'm sure many of you have noticed at this age Halloween costumes are all about a good laugh from the guys, and sex appeal from the girls.

     Sophomore, Women in Leadership student, Jocelyn Lamonday said, "I find most of the costumes available to girls our age are very degrading. Halloween used to be a lot more fun for everyone when we were kids, but not everybody grows up to be a size two and feels the need to prance around in a t-shirt sized costume.”

      The Women in Leadership program focuses on empowering women, and it studies of powerful women and their struggles throughout the ages. Another main point they focus on is making sure that girls don't feel the need go along with certain clichés, such as being viewed as a sex symbol on Halloween.

      "It just seems that guys get a win-win situation out of Halloween, they get to dress up as something that's often witty and humorous, and they get to see all these girls showing off their bodies. They're usually never in danger of being taken advantage of” said Lamonday.

    
Maybe there should be a new updated set of Halloween rules handed out for female college students that differs from "check your candy before you eat it” and "bring a flashlight trick-or-treating with you”.

     The new list should consist of rules warning girls of the dangers of grabbing cider or any other type of beverage from a bowl or bucket at a party filled with fifty other people, and to have at least one "buddy” throughout the night to prevent something bad from happening.

     Of course dressing up is one of the most exciting parts of Halloween, but you have to remember that wearing these types of costumes may bring on some unwanted attention, so playing it safe is key in order to have a harmless Halloween.


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