Halloween’s origins are found in the pagan Celtic festival, Samhain. This festival occurred in autumn and contains a mix of supernatural beliefs with a mix of harvest, similar to our modern Halloween holiday. Continue reading Halloween: The History of Spooky Season
We’re all going to die. Some of us will live longer than others, but death is inevitable. All we can do is try to buy ourselves some more time before Death comes knocking at our door. What does Death actually look like, though? When Death comes knocking, what happens next? Is there even a next? These questions have been fiercely debated, and there have been various interpretations of the answers all around the world and throughout history. In this article, I’m going to be exploring some different interpretations of Death and the next step. Continue reading When Death Comes Knocking
Their carcasses litter the school hallways, numbering the many fallen. Black and red, they surround us; especially if you have the honour of being in an older part of Concordia University of Edmonton. They fly around, haunting us with their spasming bodies. You might be wondering what they are: Box Elder Bugs! Continue reading The Creepy Crawlies Have Got To Go!
As a society, we generally admire people who exhibit traits of fearlessness, be they firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings, or soldiers with medals received for remaining strong in the face of conflict. To fear is to be weak, we seem to understand, yet is it truly a sign of weakness? Or is it something we should be consider more deeply, especially during this season of haunted houses, ghosts, and other frightening things? Continue reading Fearless