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Halloween or Hallow-Not?

Halloween or Hallow-Not?

Nafisa Kahin December 3, 2022

After this years Halloween costumes, it's become clear that during Halloween people dress up as things that they shouldn’t. People believe that it’s “cool” and “edgy” to dress up in someone’s...

Native American halloween costumes on display at Party City in St. Louis Park.

Cultures seek respect for their traditions

Evelyn Nelson October 31, 2017

Surrounded by sombreros at Halloween or ‘boxer braids’ on mainstream media, junior Cecilia Brown said she faces the struggle of where to draw the line concerning cultural appropriation at Park . According...

Day of the Dead costumes on display at Party City.

Appropriated costumes show lack of respect

Racquel Fhima October 27, 2017

Cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes has continued to be extremely prevalent in today’s society. While we have gotten better, costumes such as the “adult Geisha” costume, “adult seniorita...

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Unmasking cultural appropriation

Alexis Machoka and Ndunzi Kunsunga October 25, 2017

As people step into their Halloween costumes this season, many don’t recognize the impact their costume may have. Junior Zion Chappell said Halloween costumes have the potential to be offensive and...

Recent trends promote discussion on cultural symbols

Recent trends promote discussion on cultural symbols

Anna duSaire March 25, 2017

When sophomore Ava Townsend noticed her friend wearing a shirt bearing a dream catcher, she wondered if her friend knew the significance of the Native American symbol. “I was like ‘Oh, do you know...

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