Students participate in fun fall activities

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Photo courtesy Sofie Vinick

Junior Sofie Vinick and senior Dani Portnoy go to Butler’s Orchard to pick pumpkins.

Every fall, activities and traditions specific to this time of the year come around and are ready to be enjoyed.

To get in the spirit of fall, one activity is going to a pumpkin patch or farm like Butler’s Orchard where you can pick pumpkins, apples, take hayrides, go on the slides, go apple bobbing, or go through a corn maze. “Butler’s Orchard is so much fun to go to in the fall because there are a lot of activities to do and there is a lot of good food,” junior Allison Museles said.

Autumn is also the season where the leaves change colors. All of the trees are now covered in beautiful red, yellow, orange, and brown leaves. Biking around and taking strolls in neighborhoods are great ways to enjoy the crisp fall air. “I like to drive around and look at the pretty leaves,” sophomore Aashrith Nujella said.

Football season is also in its prime in the fall. Professional and college football games take place throughout the weeks. “I like to go to Ravens games and watch college football on Saturdays,” junior Sean Snyder said.

Foods and drinks that have a comforting fall feeling like pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie, banana bread, apple crisps, caramel apples, apple cider, and hot chocolate are in season once again. “Baking and trying all of the fall foods are so fun and delicious,” Museles said.

I’m looking forward to using the break time as an opportunity to look at colleges this fall.”

— Sean Snyder

The fall break in school leads to a lot of time that needs to be filled. Spending time with family, going to the movies, relaxing at home, or going on a vacation are all ways that time can be spent. “I’m looking forward to using the break time as an opportunity to look at colleges this fall,” Snyder said.

Re-watching scary movies, holiday movies, and episodes of TV shows are a must to get into the fall spirit. “A fun tradition I love is watching all of the Thanksgiving episodes of Friends and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in the fall with my sister,” junior Lauren Povich said.

Fall is also the time where it gets colder and students might think about people who aren’t as fortunate as others. Volunteering in a soup kitchen, donating to a food bank, organizing a coat drive, or donating at a gift drive are all ways to spread love and give back to the community. “I think it’s really important to get involved during the fall and a great way to do that is through the school or NHS or another club,” Povich said.

And of course, Thanksgiving can’t be forgotten. With all of the family traditions and classic food like mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, and biscuits at this time, it’s impossible to have a bad time. “I also love to do a Friendsgiving with all my friends around Thanksgiving time, which is when we all get together and have a big meal and hangout and it’s so much fun,” Museles said.