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By ZanibZulfiqar, West Chester, OH

So, it’s November 5th, 2013, and Halloween is long gone, the enjoyment of my favorite holiday whipping by at storm-force speeds. I didn’t go trick-or-treating or get to dress up this year, as some issues turned up, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the Halloween spirit.

Halloween is the ONE day of the year where everyone is on a level playing field, the ONE time a year where ANYONE can be ANYONE or ANYTHING he or she wants to be and no one is going to look at them funny for it. The person who always wanted to be a ninja could dress up as one and not deal with the funny stares; the person who had always wanted to be an anime character could don a cape and a blue wig and not be sneered at or mocked; and the person who is a Punk or Goth or Hardcore Rocker could wear all the jewelry and makeup he or she wants, and parents will say nothing about it.

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