Letter from the Editors 10/30

Beloved readers,

It’s been a cold and rainy past few days. It’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Halloween is not a thing. America is shaking in its Ugg boots—November 3rd is neigh. Nigh. Meddling horses.

And yet the Herald ceaselessly beats.

At the center of this week’s issue, Brittany Menjivar, ES ’22, takes us back to a simpler, spookier time, cataloguing the old and odd Halloween celebrations of the early 1900s. Also in Culture, we learn from Sydney Bryant, PC ’23, about the joys of attending drive-in movies with friends. Scroll to the Features section to read about how clothing stores in New Haven have endured the pandemic, and an analysis of the in-person class experience by Daevan Mangalmurti, TC ’24. In Opinion, Monique Nikolov, BF ’23, reminds us to take a step back from the demands of gcal, while Rachel Pontious, ES ’24, discusses the Endowment Justice Coalition’s recent occupation of cross campus. And in Inserts, Addee Kim, JE ’22, illustrates Smiley Bitch’s most recent adventure with social media activism.

So, yes, there is more to life than rain and snow and missed Halloweens and Uggs and elections and meddling horses. There is more to life than uncertainty. There is the Herald and the regular abundance of excellent writing that it boasts.

So stop being such a nihilist and scroll through our Halloween issue.

Trick or treat or stay home,

Rachel and Hamzah



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