In the spirit of Halloween, the Martlet staff has compiled a brief list of our worst fears and phobias. All we ask is that you use this information for educational purposes only, and not as a means to terrify and frighten us.
Leone Brander, Design Director: Sea monsters, germs, haunted house attractions
Alex Coates, Business Manager: Mirrors in the dark. And leprechauns. And eyeballs. And champagne corks.
Anna Dodd, Assistant Editor: Earthquakes, global warming, spiders, rollercoasters, breaking my neck, spiders
Kaitlyn Kokoska, Staff Writer: Heights, falling into water, boat propellers, deer antlers
Jennifer Landrey, Assistant Editor: Bees. Spiders. Basements. Getting stuck in an elevator. And E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — he can STAY home.
Cormac O’Brien, Staff Writer: The twigs that you use to give a snowman hands. It was a fever dream, OK? Stop judging me.
Alistair Ogden, Staff Writer: Spiders, sharp objects, America
Myles Sauer, Editor-in-Chief: Despite never being stung, I haven’t quite shaken my irrational childhood fear of bees. Oh, and that scene where Bilbo’s face goes all scary in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Belle White, Photo Editor: Rodents. Diseases. Getting a shot, but not needles in general, funnily enough.