The best of fall
Annie Smierciak | Monday, September 23, 2019
Fall is a great season for many different reasons. Every year, I look forward to the couple of months that we have on our gorgeous campuses with the changing leaves and — if we’re lucky — the 70 degree weather. Now that I have convinced you that autumn is the most wonderful time of the year, I have listed below my favorite aspects.
Getting to watch college football every Saturday: I grew up watching college football to the point where my dad would only allow sports channels to be on the entire weekend. Specifically, Notre Dame football was the number one priority in my house. Now, I cannot imagine doing anything else on a Saturday in the fall. As a student, I look forward to the tailgates and standing in the student section. Also, just being on campus on Football Fridays at Notre Dame is something I cannot describe to someone who has never been. The excitement is contagious because the campus is packed full of people who are all diehard Notre Dame fans.
Getting to consume pumpkin spice everything: Anything pumpkin-flavored reminds me of fall and puts me in a good mood. One of my favorite pumpkin-flavored items is the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. I highly recommend if you have never had one. I look forward to it so much that I actually called the Starbucks on State Route 933 and asked what day they were going to start serving PSL‘s. I am definitely addicted! It might be the best pumpkin flavored coffee I have ever had. I also look forward to pumpkin scones at Starbucks, but not as much as my mom’s pumpkin bread and pumpkin cookies.
Getting to wear jeans, sweaters and scarves everyday: My favorite outfits in my wardrobe are always perfect for the fall season. When I go to the mall, it seems like I am always looking for a long cardigan or a plaid scarf. I love wearing jeans, a fall colored sweater and a fall-colored scarf. If you add some brown boots, you have the complete fall outfit. Every February when I am shivering walking across campus with the wind whipping in my face, I wish I was wearing a light sweater, scarf, vest and some jeans instead.
Getting to go apple picking and visit pumpkin patches: The activities that take place in the fall are so fun. Even though I am not the biggest fan of “spooky season” specifically, I get so happy when I get to eat as many apples as I can and visit a pumpkin patch like the one in “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Corn mazes are always a fun activity to do on a nice fall day too.
Getting to see the leaves change: The campuses and landscaping always look phenomenal in the fall because of all of the colors. I love nothing more than looking down the avenues and seeing the colors that lead up to the main buildings on all of the campuses. The beautiful trees give great opportunities for photo shoots too. Who’s down for a photo shoot on campus?
I hope everyone enjoys the best season of the year as much as I do!
The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.