Post Tagged with: "Halloween"

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Movie Reviews / Reviews

Movie Reviews: Goosebumps

Rating: 8/10 Recommended for: Families with kids ages 9+ “There are three distinctive parts in a story, the beginning, the middle, and the twist!” These words are spoken by Jack Black who plays the horror writer R.L Stein in the latest “Goosebumps” movie, and they tell exactly how this movie unfolds. […]

This Week in History: How Halloween Began
This Week in History

This Week in History: How Halloween Began

October 31 is one of the most anticipated days of the year for children as they await the trick-or-treating that always comes with this holiday. While some of the Halloween traditions, such as dressing in costume and asking for candy, seem innocent and even fun, the history behind them is […]

Clockwise from left: Little Pumpkins, Candy Crunch, Boonanas, Vampire Teeth.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Halloween is a great holiday to let your imagination run wild and create fun memories. It is fun to see everyone in their costumes, which can range from cute fairies to swashbuckling pirates, and even some costumes that may raise eyebrows. Your Halloween creativity doesn’t have to stop there. Halloween treats can […]

DIY: Omnibus Halloween Costumes

DIY: Omnibus Halloween Costumes

It’s Halloween! If you’ve been too busy studying and don’t have a costume yet, why not dress up like a character from many of the literature books in Omnibus? Here we’ve rounded up a couple of the easiest and most fun Omnibus costumes for all ages, boy or girl. Omnibus […]


VP’s Best & Worst Halloween Costumes!

Think your costume is clever, ironic or awesomely bad? We want to see it! Send a photo of yourself dressed up in costume, including your name, grade and city to by Monday, November 3 at midnight. We’ll take a gander and choose our favorites to post on the blog. […]

Current Events / Healthy Living

Healthy Living: Avoiding Gluttony

Halloween, the celebration notorious for candy. But, allow me to ask a very simple question: if a nutritionist saw you, an average trick-or-treater, feasting on your candy, would you be embarrassed? If the answer is yes, here are a couple pointers to take away his guilt. First of all, candy […]

Pumpkin carved by Olivia Pederson.

How to: Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro

Supplies: Pumpkin (The larger the better) Printed image Pen or Sharpie Tacks, pins, or kabob skewers Carving knife or sharp kitchen knife Metal spoon 1. Print the image and cut it out. 2. Get that pumpkin ready by carving around the stem to create a lid. 3. GUT that pumpkin! […]

Creative Outlets / Mysteries

Mysteries: The Message Under the Pumpkins

My friend Elizabeth and I were walking back from a movie. It was a cold and blustery October day in Washington. We were talking about the mystery we had just seen in the theater. “I don’t know what you thought, Amy, but it seemed a little bland to me,” Elizabeth […]

Wittenburg, Germany. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church in this town. (Photo courtesy Project Opus Films)
FYI / This Week in History

This Week in History: Posting of the 95 Theses

Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum, or “The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” was posted on the doors of Wittenberg Castle on October 31, 1517. The 95 Theses were 95 points, on absolution and baptism that stressed sola gratia (“grace alone”), sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”), and sola […]

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Reflections on Scripture

All Hallows Eve: More than Ghosts and Trick-or-Treating

In the midst of a season-induced obsession with all things creepy, morbid, or grotesque, it is easy to forget that the end of October is not just about Halloween—it is also about All Saints’ Day. In fact, the celebration of Halloween is derived, in part, from All Hallow’s Eve, the […]