As the air chills and the days get shorter, students have begun preparing for the approaching Halloween holiday by planning decorations and figuring out how their annual traditions will change.
UNC junior Elizabeth Wheless tends to go for group celebrations of the holiday. But with COVID-19 in mind, she and her roommates have updated their Halloween plans to stay safe.
“This year, we just decided to go all out for Halloween and make sure that it’s as festive as possible just for the three of us,” Wheless said. “We went on a major rampage at two different Targets trying to find all the stuff that we could use to make both the outside of the house and the inside be as spooky or Halloween-y as possible.”
First-year student Lily Rosenberg understands the value of being in the holiday spirit. She said she believes the perfect time to begin decorating is one month before.
“If you put it up a week before, you can’t enjoy it,” she said. “This way, we get to enjoy it all October, and then I’ll probably take it down a week after Halloween.”