Falling into autumn

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Falling into autumn

Gabriella Gates, Editorial Editor

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As the leaves begin to fall and the air becomes slightly crisp, we all know that means fall is coming. Fall is the best time of the year with fun holidays, delicious food, and adorable outfits. We all have our own autumn traditions, but here are some of the more popular ones. 

Some of the most classic autumn traditions are the enjoyable holidays. The first major fall holiday is Halloween. Whether you still dress up or hand out candies to all of the cute kids, it is a blast. It’s the one night of the year that you can go to bed with a stomach full of candy and hot chocolate. And who can forget Thanksgiving, the day that you appreciate everything and everyone in your life? Thanksgiving is such a happy day, with so much love and happiness. Sophomore, Gracen Shepps recollected, “Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not only do I love the delicious food, but I love sitting around the dinner table with my family and sharing what my thanks are for the year.”

Another reason to love fall is the delicious food that only comes out for the season. As the temperature begins to cool down, the need for warm food grows. Whether it is a nice cup of hot apple cider or a freshly baked pumpkin pie, we all have our favorite fall foods. When several students were asked what their favorite fall food was, the large majority said it was apple pie. Who doesn’t love a warm slice of pie topped with an extreme amount of whipped cream?

Hope Mckenney, a sophomore on the cross country team, remarked, “My favorite part of fall is the crunching of leaves under my sneakers. I love seeing all of the trees turn different colors and the leaves begin to fall.” Autumn is one of the prettiest seasons because everything becomes slightly brighter with all of the warm colors. 

With the changing of the leaves comes the cooler temperatures. One of the best parts of fall is the change in wardrobe. As soon we have our first frost, our closets begin to tradition from shorts and summer dresses into cardigans and large cozy sweaters. The flip flops go away and out come the warm boots. One middle school student exclaimed, “My favorite part of fall is the fashion, of course! I love to bundle up in over-sized sweaters and the warmest pair of Uggs I own.”

Whatever your favorite fall tradition is, just remember to get outside and take in the natural beauty that is autumn!