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Firing Back

Wildcat columnist Daniel Greenberg fires back at Opinions editor Laura Donovan’s column about the wastefulness of expensive Halloween costumes.

I object to Ms. Donovan’s antagonistic stance towards Halloween. I’m in no rush to experience the “”true meaning of Christmas.”” The October pagan holiday is awesome, not just because you get to dress up but because other people dress up too.

Halloween is a gateway drug to role playing. Where else can I try to win over Pocahontas’ heart while escaping a gang of gay cowboys and capturing Britney Spears with my Batcuffs? How else am I supposed to find out, firsthand, that the crazy-hot artist Lady Gaga is really a female?

Even if a sad excuse of a man is going to be a Twilight character, it’s just a dumbed down version of the trite Dracula costume with sequins tacked on — the only significant cost will be the loss of masculine integrity.

Ms. Donovan has her priorities in order when she saves money for drinks at the bar. I would hope that she realizes the Halloween gap between children and adult can be filled with festive jello shots.

— Daniel Greenberg is a Near Eastern studies senior. He can be reached at

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