Op-Ed: Halloween Not as Scary as Your Family’s Expectations

With Halloween coming up, many students are looking to get scared by watching slasher flicks and going to haunted houses, however for most of us, we don’t have to look far from home to get scared. For many of us, going to an elite school such as this has led to a lot of pressure from our families, so even though you think it’s a good idea to just take the L in Chem 101, your parents might just put on your old hockey mask and come after you with a machete.

This can be an especially rough experience for freshman, many of whom were able to get into this school because their parents freaked out whenever they got an A-, so if you’re in that situation, it might actually be in your best interest to go into that creepy barn with the hooks hanging from the ceiling. At least Leatherface doesn’t care how your last interview went.

Don’t try to fool yourself into thinking you can handle your parents’ “I’m not angry just disappointed look” because if there’s one thing more terrifying than the thought going through an Exorcist-esque ritual to purge a demon from a family member, it’s the fact that the demon isn’t angry at you, it’s just disappointed. Hey, at least when Christmas comes, you don’t have to worry about an evil god killing you, just everybody in your family repeatedly asking if you got that summer internship you applied for.

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