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Students explain favorite fall traditions

Halloween movie marathons are looked forward to every year. Hocus Pocus, Halloween-town, the Nightmare Before Christmas, GhostBusters and horror movies are on several peoples’ watch list.

“The movie Halloween is my favorite movie to watch in this season. It is about Michael Myers and it is the only movie that actually scares me,” junior Seth Newton said.

Movies are not complete without the snacks. Fall snacks complement the spooky movies of the time.

“My mom is a big fan of pumpkin so she likes to keep pumpkin bread around the house. She has also been making pumpkin french toast. We also make some chocolate pumpkin granola that we put on yogurt or just snack on throughout the season. The overall flavor of fall is pumpkin for us,” freshman Abby Williams said.

Pumpkin takes over food in several categories. Fall coffee flavors have come out at countless coffee shops around town. The seasonal flavors are favorites, even though they are only around for a short amount of time.

“I work at Starbucks and as soon as fall hit, every customer ordered a pumpkin spice latte. My personal favorite fall drink is a mix between a chai tea latte and a pumpkin spice latte,” senior Ally Harris said.

While some seek comfort from foods, others embrace the comfort of fall fashion. As colder weather approaches, fashion trends have to adjust.

“I love fall because I can bring back my layering pieces. Right now, mock neck long sleeves are super cute to put under graphic tees. I also love big comfy jackets that I can bring back as the weather gets colder,” junior Anna Strickland said.

Fall welcomes back favorites that embrace the season.

The air filled with pumpkin, screams, and the scent of candles as October commenced. Fall festivities such as haunted houses and pumpkin decorating entice students to get out of the house and enjoy the season.

“Field of Screams was really fun, but I feel like they changed a lot of things around. It was shorted and there was a new house with different jump scares in the house. I still had so much fun and it was great to continue the tradition,” senior Jill Kice said.

Traditionally, pumpkin carving is a fall activity for everyone. Recently, a new spin to pumpkin carving emerged.

“My boyfriend and I went to Walter’s Pumpkin Patch and picked these cute small pumpkins along with some bigger ones. We planned on carving them, but because they were smaller we decided to do something different and paint them. I always carve pumpkins during Halloween season, but this is the first time I have ever painted one. It was super fun and might become a new tradition,” senior Allison Wolf said.

Festivities are an important part of fall that brings people together to enjoy each others’ company.

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