College kids have ruined what was once a sacred holiday. One that growing up was seen as fun and harmless. A holiday that no matter the age, one always looked forward to.
And that holiday is Halloween. Halloween was always seen as exciting when I was a kid. As I got older though, it became uncool to dress up and it was almost forgotten. Nobody in my neighborhood dressed up, and I ended up staying home watching Hocus Pocus.
Fast forward to college, and I've never seen a holiday being taken out of proportion. Except for possibly St. Patrick's Day. Planning for this holiday begins weeks in advance, and everyone is scrambling to find a partner to dress up with at a party.
For those who haven't experienced Halloween at a college, it goes something like this: parties start the weekend before Halloween, and last until the weekend after. If you're truly lucky and go to the number one party school, parties begin two weeks in advanced.
Now sure, parties are apart of college. However, I have never seen college students party so hard. The amount of alcohol consumed is outrageous, which only leads to more stupidity and accidents.
It has become a holiday that I sort of dread. People who usually have rational thinking, throw it out the window for the evening. Amnesty is called too many times, and chaos ensues.
Halloweek as we lovingly refer to it is an institution at colleges. No sane college student would go out and party in the middle of the week during the midterm season, but everyone will for Halloween. It's something that I have never seen before, and probably won't after college.
Now, I can't be completely hypocritical because I still do celebrate Halloween, but never to the extent that some people do here. It just becomes downright crazy.
Halloweek is something that can be enjoyed, but I have come to dread. Because in reality who truly wants to deal with drunk college kids in the Halloweek mindset?