Students celebrate Halloween traditions

According to, trick-or-treating has been a popular tradition for an estimated 100 years.

Halloween became a tradition about 2,000 years ago to honor the deceased. In about 1920, pranks and partying started causing major metropolitan areas over $100,000 in damage a year.

Throughout the years, Halloween has dwindled into just another holiday, and nobody follows the traditions from years ago. They make their own.

Senior Hope Voellinger said she enjoys her Halloween traditions that have come about over the years.

“When I was younger I used to go trick-or-treating as any normal kid would,” Voellinger said. “Now that I’m older I usually hang out with friends and handout candy to the trick-or-treaters.”