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30 Sep 2020
Arts & Culture

Through Our Pens 

As much fun as it is to use Halloween as an excuse to binge on candy and dress outrageously, I’ve always been a big fan of the creepier side as well. As my way of honoring this, I spent some time asking students around campus what kinds of things scare them.

Opinion

The Dehumanizing Trend of Culturally Insensitive Costumes 

As Halloween approaches, the pages of UC Santa Cruz’s Facebook network have hosted a number of conversations about costumes. One in particular focused on Native American costumes and their popularity contributing to issues of cultural insensitivity. A simple search for “Indian costume” on the Internet is telling — the first page of results on Google Shopping reads “tribal tease Indian,” “tribal treat” and “sexy Native American temptress.”