Leaves are (sort of) falling and the autumn season is calling. As of Sept. 23, we said goodbye to summer and hello to the new season with open arms and all it has to offer.
First off, the fall season means the Pomona city heat is finally going to die down, making it socially acceptable to start bringing back the sweaters that have been sitting in the deepest parts of our closets for months.
Fall is a major complement to the fashion world. London, Milan, Paris and New York all hold fashion week as an introduction to the latest fall fashions by top designers in the world, tracing back to 1944 in New York City where it began.
Now, it is not only of significance to the high fashion world, but it means that for the typical college student, wearing hoodies to school is acceptable. Even wearing a long sleeve paired with comfy jeans, Dr. Martens and a matching scarf can go a long way and it brings the crisp weather feel.
What else goes best with the cool weather, comfy clothes and studying for midterms? Fall drinks. Starbucks finally brought back its fall specialties that are easy to love for this time of year. These include the OG pumpkin spice latte, PSL for short, which is available as both a hot and cold beverage. Starbucks’ pumpkin cream cold brew, perfect for long nights of studying with a taste of the fall season, and a few more like the salted caramel mocha, the caramel apple spice and of course, the pumpkin scone and pumpkin cream cheese muffin to pair with one’s drink of choice.
Not all fall drinks are offered in the menu in stores, but can still be made by telling the barista the ingredients. These can be found at https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2019/10-ways-to-spice-up-your-fall-order-at-starbucks/ for more details.
The fall season is also a personal favorite for many CPP students because it means kick-off time, and a fun outlet for college students to look forward to. “My favorite thing about the fall season is knowing that I can wake up in the morning and feel the crisp air, then come home and watch football with my bros,” said fourth-year finance major David Yurovsky.
For others, what brings them joy in the season are the upcoming holidays and the festivities. For Audrey Gonazales, a second-year political science major, Halloween is her favorite day of the year and she loves prepping for it throughout the month of October. “Halloween is my absolute favorite. I love watching Halloween movies, going out to pumpkin patches and picking out my favorite and then decorating it,” Gonzales said.
Some of her favorite Halloween movies include “Hocus Pocus,” all of the Disney channel Halloween town movies and “Casper the Friendly Ghost.” They remind her of when she was a kid and at home with no worries besides what her Halloween costume would be while she trick-or-treated with her friends.
It is important to take time to appreciate the little things life has to offer. Especially considering Halloween is not the only holiday approaching. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with studying for exams, or handling the million other college responsibilities one has, it’s easy to forget.
This year, take time to hold a Halloween party with close friends, go out and buy a pumpkin pecan air freshener to remind you of the time of year. Or go out and pick a pumpkin with a loved one. Making the most of the season will go hand in hand with making the most of the college experience.
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