Commentary: How Old is too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

by Jana Seal, Editor In Chief

    Halloween is a fun holiday for adults and kids alike, but where do teenagers fall?  Some find trick or treating inappropriate for teenagers to take part in, while others believe that it doesn’t really make a difference either way.  Whether or not teenagers continue to trick or treat throughout high school, there are many reasons why they should partake in other halloween activities instead.

    While in the grand scheme teenagers trick or treating is not necessarily detrimental to anyone, many find that it comes across as bothersome and unnecessary.  Teenagers should stop trick or treating around age fourteen, and especially once they are able to drive.  If you are able to drive to the store yourself and purchase candy, you should not be walking door to door asking for candy.  This shouldn’t cause much of an issue either way, considering that there are much more fun options of activities for teenagers on halloween.  

    Many parents to young children also support this, claiming that it is meant to be a holiday for young children, and it is inappropriate for teenagers to take part in.  Overall, teenagers trick or treating is acceptable, however it is definitely aimless and unnecessary.  There are many other activities for teenagers to partake in that don’t deprive younger children of candy.