Halloween Special Edition

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Editor’s Note: Here's to the spookiest time of the year! Have a fun and safe Halloween. 

The Science of Spiders

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Turns out, those scary spiders have a huge impact. Sarah Stellwagen, assistant professor of biological sciences, researches spiders and their silks. She hopes to educate others on the importance of these arachnids.




From Halloween to Horror Films: Behind the Scary 


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Ghosts, haunted houses, spiders and spirits are all commonplace in American society. Before the commercialization of Halloween and highly realistic horror films, there was a time when all of this was more than entertainment, it was a genuine part of everyday life. Behind Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King's works are real, prevalent histories that exist beyond the movies.




Special Gatherings

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Safe and Spooky

Stay safe, Niner Nation! 

Here are some quick and helpful tips from the Office of Emergency Management to ensure a safe, fun and responsible Halloween.

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Exploring 400 Years of American Magic With New Podcast

Queen City Nerve featured Heather Freeman, professor of digital media, and the launch of her podcast Magic in the United States: 400 Years of Magical Beliefs, Practices, and Cultural Conflicts that encourages open dialogue about magic. 


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Your Eerie-sistible Costumes

Ready for some cute and spooky costumes? 

We asked you to submit your best childhood and pet costumes and they didn't disappoint. See your fellow Niners' creative costumes plus a special surprise from a well known Niners. Take a look!



What's the Most Popular Halloween Candy in North Carolina?


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Time to test your North Carolina knowledge! Which Halloween candy is most popular in North Carolina this year? The answer will be revealed in Thursday's Niner Insider.


Wicked Great Events

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Carve out time for some Halloween fun! Check out some of the events happening on campus. 


Join the Niner Conversation on Social Media

There are a lot of ways to stay up-to-date and show your Niner pride. Make sure to follow Charlotte on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X and YouTube.




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Check out all of the excitement and get geared up for the big game! Get your face painted, hair sprayed and get decked out in 49er spirit on your way to the stadium.