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Why This College Applicant Turned Her Yard Into an Admissions-Themed Horror Show

As spooky decorations go, skeletons are ho-hum. But a glow-in-the-dark skeleton typing a college-application essay? That I just had to see.

It all began on Wednesday morning, when a friend emailed me after spotting a house that was still decked out for Halloween. Its theme, she knew, was right up my alley: the horrors of applying to college.