Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being. Some of you may be saying, “Okay, Jordan, that makes sense. But how do I become Halloween?” To which I say, “Shut up and listen, I’m trying to tell you.” Of course, the best way to become Halloween is to eat a diet of fun-size candy, drink only spider’s milk, break into a different neighbor’s home every night to steal their eggs, and commit yourself to causing one random act of mischief a day. But that’s all Halloween pro stuff, I’m guessing you’re only a beginner. You must prepare your mind before you can prepare your body. To help you get into the mindset, check out some of the spooky artwork found in our very own Escalette Collection.
We are excited to announce that textile artist, educator, and mentor, Karen Hampton who investigates United States history and explores the continued legacy of slavery in America and the African Diaspora will be a special guest speaker, “Prayers for Flint” for Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice on October 29, 2021 (mark
Ethan Trejo (he/him/his) MA English ‘21 @jotoprof on Instagram Originally from Downey, CA, Ethan received his BA in English and Political Science from Whittier College. His scholarship is focused primarily on the fields of Queer and Gender Studies and Latina/o/x Studies. His major interests lie in Queer Theory, Affect Theory, AIDS Literature, and Contemporary Queer