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(From left) Trick or Treaters Sydney (7), Dayana (7), Symone (5), and Samya (2) enjoy some Halloween fun at Leggett CLC Thursday night.

UA students treat local kids to a spooktacular Halloween

By Jaclyn Scarborough, Writer November 2, 2015

Students at Leggett Community Learning Center in Akron received an special Halloween treat this year, thanks to more than 20 UA student organizations who pitched in for the annual “Trunk or Treat”...

Oddmall craft show and Geek Exposition to present free show in Akron

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2015

Weird is the new normal this fall. Come check out a conglomeration of artsy, geeky, and crafty madness that is none other than Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird. The free event at the John S. Knight Center...

Carnival of Horrors cast members prepare to scare.

Educator by day; haunter by night

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 26, 2015

The price of college can make anyone feel scared; UA lecturer Ryan Pluta decided to capitalize on this fear by creating a haunted house to pay his way through college. Pluta is the successful business...

A safe way to trick-or-treat

A safe way to trick-or-treat

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor October 7, 2015

Students and their families are invited to celebrate Halloween this year at Leggett Community Learning Center, with the fifth annual ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ on Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating takes place from...

Iconic skull used in celebrating the Latino holiday Day of the Dead.

Dia de los Muertos lives on

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2014

Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead, is a celebration of the deceased marked throughout Latin America. The tradition originated from Mexico has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. The...

Word on the Street

November 1, 2014

Students tell The Buchtelite about their favorite Halloween costumes.

The costume conundrum

October 30, 2012

Written by: Kara Hemphill   With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing a lot more strange outfits in the next few days — be it at parties, trick-or-treating, or...

Scarecrow wins a trip to Vegas

October 30, 2012

Written by: Alexandra Long Last Thursday, at E.J. Thomas Hall, The University of Akron held its annual Boo at the Roo festival. Students dressed up in their favorite costumes and danced the night away,...

Halloween Haunts

October 23, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Hundreds and hundreds of people lined the parking lot of an old, abandoned factory building last Saturday as they waited for the plunge into an hour's worth of haunts and scares...

BOO at the ROO

October 23, 2012

Written by: Ranier Alexander The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall is hosting a Halloween celebration for all students to enjoy. Boo at the Roo, a night of dancing, costumes and food, will be...

Halloween Haunts

October 18, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil Despite a little rain and wind, Sunday was a great day for riding roller coasters at Cedar Point. But for haunted house fans, October weekends at "America's roller coast" are...

Halloween Haunts

October 11, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown Everyone has heard of the clichéd haunted house, where you stand in a long line and then enter a dark hallway and journey through several floors of nonstop jumps and scares. There's...

Pumpkin spice NOT-te

October 4, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff Fall is quickly approaching and is bringing with it some favorite things. Everyone seems to have forgotten about the long wait through winter for the heat of summer. Summer is...

Halloween haunts

October 2, 2012

Written by: Beau Brown October is notoriously known for its last day, Halloween. The weeks leading up to that holiday favorite are filled with purchasing candy, trying on costumes, decorating homes and...

Trunk or Treat provides safe halloween for local children

November 2, 2011
Halloween is a time of spooks, tricks and treats. This year, for the students at Leggett Elementary School, a school that hasn’t had trick-or-treating in a decade, it was just that. The second annual Trunk or Treat event was held in the Leggett Elementary School gymnasium. With close to 400 students in attendance, it was a busy night for participating student organizations.

Haunted house holds meaning for UA students

October 26, 2011
It’s almost Halloween, and for most of us, this means assembling costumes, carving pumpkins, candy, and wild parties. But for a select few, October is about more than dressing in a zombie-version of your favorite TV personality. For Dave Shonk, junior at the University of Akron, Halloween means one thing only: haunted houses.

Boo at the Zoo

October 20, 2011
This Saturday the first of a series of Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat events will be happening at the Akron Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is an annual event that allows trick-or-treaters to collect candy and have fun with the Halloween holiday within the safety of the zoo.

Popular Halloween costumes

October 19, 2011
Halloween comes once a year, so why not go all out? Playing it safe is not an option for most people. College students are known for their creative costumes as well as the witty ones. Rob Lehr from Akron Design and Costume says many college kids are buying multiple costumes for their Halloween parties.

Trunk or Treat preview

October 12, 2011
Concerns about safety and the tricks that may be waiting beyond neighboring thresholds kept kids from trick-or-treating until last year’s Halloween event for children, Trunk or Treat, was started by the Leggett Area Block Watch and various University organizations.
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