Welcome to the spooky, kooky, Halloween edition of the Sewanee Purple. As you settle back from Fall Break and prepare for a weekend of Halloween misadventures, check out our articles on the childhood classic Halloweentown, Title IX’s take on Twilight, and a special edition of Horror-scopes. We also encourage you to get a ticket for remaining showtimes for Hamlet, starting Dakota Collins (C’22). Kristopher Kennedy’s account of an outing to Monteagle is a must-read for anyone in need of a laugh, or looking for some new weekend plans.
On a more serious note, The Purple also highlights several important topics in our news and opinion sections. Amelia Leaphart (C’23) writes about a petition calling for the revocation of Eric Metaxas’s honorary degree, and our cover story addresses the Faculty Senate’s vote to advance COVID policy recommendations to the Board of Regents. Dr. Woody Register (C’80) provides a reflection on the value of the University Archives for the work of the Roberson Project, and Elliott Robinson (C’23) writes about the challenges of students providing training on sexual assault to their peers.
We hope you enjoy this issue.