Halloween Countdown with Molly Weir: Day 14

Oct. 14  In my previous articles, I explained the history of jack-o’-lanterns, trick or treating, and costumes. However, I realized that I never explain the actual history of Halloween itself. This article will explain just that. To begin, the word “Halloween” actually means “hallowed evening.” In early European celebrations, it was known as All Hallow’s…

Back Home: Marietta is a spooky, beautiful place

Editor’s note: this is the third post in a series titled “Back Home,” in which Speakeasy writers analyze fondness or distaste for their hometowns while there for winter break. — Marietta, Ohio has always had this weird lure for me. I keep coming back to it – and I’ll probably keep coming back to it as…