Leaving Summer Behind

Camilla Manis, Writer

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Although Starbucks brings their own bit of fall back with their pumpkin spice lattes on September first, calendar wise, fall has officially been in full force since the 22 of September. With that said, bring on the fall festivities.

For the football fans, both college and professional ball has begun. So many now are overindulging in team spirit, screaming at the TV and rivalry, which are all the lively things that come along being a football fanatic.  

“Fall wouldn’t be fall without football because the hype it brings to the season,” said football fan and PVHS player senior Logan Lukin.

   Although football may put many students in a fall frenzy, others enjoy getting more involved in the particularly spooky part of the season. Whether it is at the classic Knotts Scary Farm or Universal Studios Horror Nights, people of all ages love to get in their healthy dose of ghost, goblins and clowns with the assistance these places to get them into the halloween spirit.

“These are places you and your best friends can have a memorable October night,” said senior Jade Kolker.

Some go further into the essence of Halloween in a quite opposite manner. A common tradition for friends and family or just a pastime is carving pumpkins. Picking out the not-too-ripe, but big and bright orange pumpkin from a local, seasonal pumpkin patch, to then later bring home and make into an art project is a prevailing activity. It is also perfect for decorating for ones’ home for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Another trending activity and possible tradition as the popularity of it grows is corn mazes. Mazes such as these, are popping up on the maps more and more each fall, from our backyard of Los Angeles to Mission Hills. I mean who wouldn’t love to get lost in mile-long, rows of corn?

As we reach the age of high school, the action of the once beloved Trick-or-Treating that previously defined Halloween for most now dies down. The question as to whether high-school students should still be doing the tradition of this does not seem to be too controversial.

“It just seems to be an unsaid rule, that once you reach high school it is no longer appropriate to go door to door for candy,” said junior Grace Hodges.

Despite a vast majority feeling this way, there is a select few who are not afraid to express their inner child. Because what would be halloween without some type of candy and even better, free candy.

“There is no age limit for trick or treating,” said senior Amanda McCarl.

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Leaving Summer Behind