‘Tis the pumpkin season

For many fall is their favorite time of the year


Gabrielle Wood

When leaves start to change brown and there’s a cool crisp smell in the air, fall is coming right around the corner. Fall is one of the best times of the year, with so many reasons to be smitten with the season.

The best thing about the fall season is Halloween. Fall creates a spooky atmosphere that is exciting for some, like myself, who love to be scared.

My favorite thing to do is watch a variety of scary movies. Throughout the season, I watch many scary movies during my free time and with friends. It is our favorite way to spend time together. Halloween has some of the best movies such as “Hocus Pocus,” “Halloween-town,” “Twitches” and “Casper.” This is one of the best things to look forward to because networks don’t play these movies all year long.

It is also the perfect time to go crazy decorating my room with Halloween decorations. I love to decorate for any occasion or excuse, and Halloween is the perfect time to get creative.

There are so many ways to get festive with fall by having decorative lights, jump-scare decorations, and pumpkins. There are also many stores like Walmart and Target that have special sections for Halloween items.

There is always something to do during this time of the year, whether it is visiting haunted mansions with friends or going to scary corn mazes. Haunted mansions are one of the exciting things to do this fall. There are always some local or, my favorite, the Mortuary in New Orleans.

Pumpkin patches are another Halloween activity that I have enjoyed visiting with my family ever since I was a little girl. Decorating pumpkins is another tradition that I love participating in every Halloween. Pinterest has many ideas and creative ways to make pumpkins look spooky enough for Halloween.

As a kid, I always loved dressing up as my favorite movie character or any costume that I could find. My favorite dressing up as Velma from “Scooby-Doo” because it is a show that I have been obsessed with. Halloween provides the perfect time for kids, and even adults, to express themselves and really get creative for one night for the whole year.

Another great aspect of Halloween is the candy. Many people find this night acceptable to eat as much as they want without the judgment of others. Candy is always on a discount during this time of the year, and it is an excuse for lovers who have a sweet tooth to splurge. Kids also get to go trick-or-treating which is a great way to get candy for free. Now that I’m older, I like handing out the candy.

Fall has so many reasons to celebrate and enjoy the season, the biggest being Halloween. Everyone should be excited about this quickly-approaching holiday.

What is your favorite part about fall and why?

Zane Toney History, Graduate Student

“It is Halloween almost exclusively because I love scary movies. This holiday is not as overrated as Thanksgiving.”

Abby Russell Psychology, Freshman


“My favorite part of about fall is being able to be outside and have bonfires while hanging out with friends and drinking hot cocoa.”

Caroline LeBlanc Nursing, Sophomore

“I love the leaves changing colors and the crisp air. It is also very cozy around this time of year.”