The Standard: A Tale of Troublesome Trick-or-Treating


By Robert Regan ‘23

It was Halloween night, and I was stuck taking my two eight-year-old neighbors trick-or-treating, an unfortunate result of my mom running into their mom at the grocery store. Tommy and Ryan Murphy were twins, and they looked, as well as acted, like a couple of leprechauns.

When I went to pick the twins up at their house, I was dumbfounded to discover that they were both dressed as Batman. I already couldn’t tell them apart when they weren’t wearing identical costumes.

“What are you supposed to be?” Tommy Murphy smugly asked me.

I looked down at my dirty sweatshirt and ripped […]

The Standard: A Tale of Troublesome Trick-or-Treating2022-11-03T22:27:30-05:00

The Standard: Looking for Ghosts at the Lotz House


By Robert Regan ‘23

Saturday, September 24, marked National Ghost Hunting Day on the calendar. I got caught up in the holiday spirit, and celebrated the occasion as festively as I could. I traveled to Franklin, Tennessee, and visited the infamous Lotz House- one of the most haunted houses in the nation.

The main reason for the Lotz House’s haunted reputation is that a Civil War battle, “The Battle of Franklin” occurred, quite literally, in the house’s front yard. Over 2,000 men died in that battle, and historians say it was one of the bloodiest battles in the entire Civil War. After the […]

The Standard: Looking for Ghosts at the Lotz House2022-10-11T18:58:28-05:00


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