As the leaves change from vibrant greens to earthy yellows and reds, it is evident that the most colorful season of the year is beginning. But how does the CB community feel about fall? Fall is a season traditionally associated by the populous with drinking hot beverages, wearing comfy sweaters, and jumping into large piles […]
As the leaves change from vibrant greens to earthy yellows and reds, it is evident that the most colorful season of the year is beginning. But how does the CB community feel about fall?
Fall is a season traditionally associated by the populous with drinking hot beverages, wearing comfy sweaters, and jumping into large piles of leaves. Many students on the CB campus like to get into the spirit of the season by participating in these traditional rituals and even a few of their own.
The Talon spoke to fall-enthusiast Michael Castaneda (’17).
“I LOVE fall,” the junior exclaims passionately, “The atmosphere it brings is amazing. Everything changes, from beverage choice, to clothing, and even the leaves. It gives me a warm, cozy feeling inside.”
However, fellow junior Maile Shelley (’17) feels that fall is a bit too chilly. She has a tendency to get very cold very easily, which is not too pleasing in a season where the temperature is constantly dropping.
But having this slightly bothersome tendency does have its perks, as on very cold days she has found an activity she rather enjoys and looks forward to doing.
“[During Fall I always enjoy] sitting under a blanket and watching movies,” she joyously states.
Watching films and getting cozy under a fluffy blanket is an activity enjoyed by many other students on an especially breezy day, including Michael.
“I like to bring a specific blanket out — It’s too hot for spring and summer, but just perfect for fall and winter,” he shares. “It’s great for burying myself in as I watch the Halloween and fall marathons that come on TV.”
Along with the comforting activity of cuddling up in blanket with some seasonal cinematography comes other unique traditions that require getting out of bed.
“[My family and I] always go to a pumpkin patch called Bishop’s Pumpkin Patch and [take a trip to] the infamous Apple Hill” Michael says.
There is nothing that embodies the spirit of fall more than heading to a pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins that later will sport carved triangular eyes and jagged smiles.
In addition to the ritual carving of gourds, getting to travel to a place where the leaves seem to change color right before your very eyes and then effortlessly drift off of their branches as the wind rustles through the trees contributes greatly to the fascination many have with the enchanting season.
So although everyone may not be the biggest fan of the most colorful season of the year, everyone has their own pastime that they enjoy, and that helps them get into the true spirit of the spookiest quarter of the calendar year.