Sophomore Jawan Penton, says “I like to go trick or treating and scaring little kids. I dress as a DC comics character or a wrestler.”
Are teens too old to be trick or treating? Some say of course not and take advantage of this opportunity to hang out with friends and get free candy.
Others say it’s only for little kids, as they hand out candy or go to parties.
“I don’t do anything on Halloween,” says sophomore, Kevin Lasser.
In an informal survey of students, 44% said that they go out trick or treating whereas 13% said that they do nothing. Others go to parties or hand out candy to kids at the door. So, many still carry on the tradition of trick or treating.
But what do teens actually do as trick or treaters? Trick or treating is about going out on one of the spookiest nights of the year, dressing up as your favorite character and getting free candy! However, some have been known to give tricks rather than receiving treats; smashing pumpkins in the streets, teepeeing houses, and causing mayhem on Halloween. This ruins the atmosphere of the night and makes some adults stop answering their doors or provoking them to become pre-occupied with chasing them down.
Lots of teens, however, see this as an opportunity to go out with friends, as long as you don’t have to take a sibling with you, and dress up. Many still have Halloween candy from 2013 in their trick or treating bags! Trick or treating, is more about spending time with your friends rather than candy.
Freshman Amy Henry said, “I always trick or treat! It’s fun to go out with my friends.”
So whether you’re going trick or treating just for the candy or to hang out with your friends, or if you’re not going at all, make sure to have a lot fun and don’t get a stomach ache from all that candy!!!!!!