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Less money affects students this Halloween

By Heather Bench/reporter 

Halloween is only three days away, and whether students are planning to visit a haunted house, check out a party or hang with friends, they say they will do so without spending much money.

The economy has changed many students’ plans for Halloween 2009.

“I don’t have the money to buy a costume,” said NE student Stephanie Harrand.

So, Harrand is checking out haunted houses instead of buying a costume and going out this year.

The admission to get into haunted houses usually ranges from $15 to $25, much less than buying a costume, which can cost from $35 to $70.

Some like NE student Ashley Grager who have to work Oct. 31 show how the economy is affecting students’ Halloween plans.

“I haven’t thought about that,” Grager said. “I’m probably going to have to work.”

Even before the economy worsened, NW student Crystal Bale usually stayed in for Halloween and watched scary movies with her friends each year.

“It’s a tradition we have done for the past three years and wouldn’t think of changing it anytime soon,” Bale said. “Plus, watching a scary movie is cheaper than spending a bunch of money on an outfit I will only wear once.”

Some students, like NE Campus student Sarah de Schweinitz, haven’t been affected by the economy.

She is making the same fun plans as usual without much thought to the cost.

De Schweinitz always tries to get a costume, she said. Two years ago, she spent at least $80 to dress like up a sexy kitten.

“It’s fun to dress up,” she said. “When I pick a costume, it’s usually based on what’s comfortable and cute.”

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