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National Novel Writing Month

There is a story inside of every person. It can be a personal story or something entirely fictional, but either way, everyone has something to say. November is the month above all others that allows someone to tell that story. November is known as the

The evolution of Halloween traditions

With Halloween lurking just around the corner, many might wonder where their American Halloween traditions originated. Why do people carve pumpkins? Why do people dress up in costumes? Who thought candy corn was a good idea? From the beginning of these traditions around 2,000 years

Behind the scenes look at 13th Floor Denver

Lights dance across thick fog. The corridors cause disorientation and fear. Screams are heard in the distance. This is 13th Floor Haunted House. The haunted house, open until Nov. 9, is well worth the price of admission from $20 and up. Terrifying clowns patrol the

The forbidden knowledge of banned books

Banned books have the power  to teach readers, especially young readers, valuable lessons. Sometimes, however, their content is deemed inappropriate for malleable minds, but, even then, it’s important for children to experience these pieces of literature. Beloved by Toni Morrison. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has