Trick-or-Treating for Everyone

Sports Editor

It’s that time of year again. The time where the leaves begin to fall, the Halloween decorations come out and your sweet tooth becomes a little stronger. It’s the one night that college students can let loose, forget about the stress of classes and be a little kid again. If you are anything like me, this is my favorite time of year. I have gone trick-or-treating every year since I was two-years-old. It hasn’t only been a tradition for me, but it has been a widely spread tradition for thousands of years.

Now, one may ask what the age limit of trick-or-treating is. A recent survey in the NeXt section of The Buffalo News asked several local teenagers “How Old is Too Old to Go Trick or Treating?” Most responses ranged from the age of 13 to 16.

Similarly, other newspapers around the country including The Orangeville Banner, for example, suggested that somewhere between the ages of 11 and 13 is a good point to start engaging in other activities on Halloween. However, some college students seem to find the act of trick-or-treating too exciting to abandon.

I don’t think trick-or-treating should ever have an age limit. I know some of you might be embarrassed at our age to go door to door and beg for candy, but I am here to say no matter what age you are, it is always ok to be a little kid again and trick-or-treat.

Especially here, at Piedmont, if a student still wishes to go trick-or-treating, it is widely accepted. There are tons of places one could go on and around campus in search of yummy treats. You could find that bowl of candy Wallace has in its lobby or even search the neighborhoods surrounding the college for a tasty treat. My friends and I did not go trick or treating this year because of our soccer game, but I am regretting that now since I don’t have a piece of yummy chocolate in my mouth.

So, what did you do this Halloween? Did you go trick or treating? Visit to tell us what you did this Halloween.