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13 Freakishly Good Halloween TV Show Episodes


Whether you’re planning to gorge yourself on chocolates and gummies in your room or don the costume you’ve been planning for the past year for a night out, there’s nothing like a couple of good Halloween episodes of your favorite TV shows to get in the spooky spirit. Just so that you don’t have to go searching too far to come up with some of the best ones, we’ve done the hard part for you! So grab the festive candies and start off the night with a few creepy classics from Dartbeat’s list of 13 lucky must-see Halloween episodes, in no particular order…. Read more »

Halloween-themed events planned today

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Looking for a chilling way to spend your Wednesday? Midterms have you seeking a celebratory stress release? Emerge from the library, throw on a costume and check out these exciting Halloween events happening across campus…. Read more »

The Cinephile: Netflix Instant’s Best Halloween Movies


It’s that time of year again and before you know it, all copies of Friday the 13th (1980) and Carrie (1976) will be flying off the shelves at Jones Media Center faster than KAF’s brie and apple sandwich during the lunchtime rush. With Halloween on a post-Homecoming Wednesday, I understand you’re really not going to plan ahead. So here is a list of the best options from Netflix Instant Watch for your spontaneous enjoyment. … Read more »

Halloween in hindsight: A weekend review

As my first Hal­loween away from home, I was a lit­tle wor­ried about how this year would hold up com­pared to my years of mem­o­ries trick-or-treat­ing around my block (and al­ways get­ting extra candy from friendly neigh­bors), going to the awe­some Haunted House in the town over and spend­ing time with peo­ple I’ve known since I was five. How­ever, I’m happy to say that Dart­mouth’s Hal­loween fes­tiv­i­ties most cer­tainly did not dis­ap­point this en­thu­si­ast. I kicked off the week­end with a tour of the grave­yard on cam­pus. Hosted by my res­i­dence hall clus­ter and led by a staff mem­ber of Rauner Li­brary, it set the per­fect eerie tone for the rest of the night (and I got to learn some cool his­tory about the col­lege at the same time!). I was look­ing for­ward to Fri­day night a bit more than the rest of the week­end – every year, the local the­ater in my town goes all out for a show­ing of “Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show” on Hal­loween and I was bummed to miss it this year. So need­less to say, when Phi Tau blitzed out that they were putting on my fa­vorite trans­ves­tite clas­sic, I was one happy girl. After… Read more »

From the Archives: A totally 80s Dartmouth Halloween

One walk around cam­pus any night over the past week­end and you’re sure to have seen more than a cou­ple peo­ple decked out in leg­gings, off-the-shoul­der cut T-shirts, sweat­bands and leg warm­ers — a clas­sic 80s en­sem­ble. But in 1982, the decade that brought us some of the best cos­tumes of our time was cel­e­brat­ing Hal­loween them­selves and here at Dart­mouth, things were quite dif­fer­ent yet re­mark­ably the same. Stu­dents kicked off their week­end with an awe­some-sound­ing event called dorm-to-dorm “trick or treat­ing.” Each res­i­dence hall hosted a dif­fer­ent themed party fea­tur­ing “drinks and danc­ing.” The weather for the week­end was sunny with a high near the 70s, a marked dif­fer­ent from the snow­storm we had this year. Un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t all fun and games. That year, many towns in Amer­ica ac­tu­ally banned trick-or-treat­ing en­tirely due to a wave of deaths across the coun­try from cyanide-tainted food. Never one to let a lit­tle poi­son scare them, how­ever, Hanover con­tin­ued the candy-col­lect­ing tra­di­tion as nor­mal. De­spite these dif­fer­ences, many of our fa­vorite events of the past week­end were hap­pen­ing back then as well. A cos­tume con­test and dance party fea­tur­ing a live band took place in Col­lis. The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture… Read more »

Staying toasty until Thanksgiving

A white Hal­loween? What? Like most, you prob­a­bly didn’t ex­pect snow on the ground here in Hanover until after Thanks­giv­ing. You also may have left your warm jacket, gloves, snow boots and other win­ter ne­ces­si­ties back home. How­ever, there are a few things you can do to bulk up your No­vem­ber wardrobe to weather it out until turkey day. First off, you must LAYER. The more lay­ers the bet­ter. This is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant since the build­ings on cam­pus are ex­tremely heated and you’re going to want to re­move your out­er­wear quickly. A pair of gloves and a warm scarf will also go a long way, even if your coat is thin. A hat is also a solid way to keep your ears cozy and avoid the sting of the cold. Try look­ing for these ac­ces­sories at the GAP, they often have good dis­counts and sales. When it’s snow­ing, the worst thing is to have wet feet. In­vest­ing in a pair of wool socks may be a game changer. An­other op­tion is to order on­line wool in­serts for your boots. You may not have your snow boots, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be warm – wa­ter­proof­ing spray can work won­ders… Read more »