10 Reasons We Can't Wait For Fall

10 Reasons We Can't Wait For Fall

It's coming! It's really coming!

We all know that fall is the favored season of most because of the warmth, love, and nostalgia that the season brings. It's hard to say goodbye to summer, the beach, your tan, and few responsibilities, but it's time to bring in the cool air and sweater weather. Let there be football games, apple cider, bonfires, pumpkin pie, and haunted houses, because fall is here. Here are the small-but-meaningful reasons why we love the autumn season and can't wait to dive into it... leaves and all.

1. Football

We love baseball and tennis that summer gives us, but football is the most anticipated time of the sports year. Nothing is better than those Friday night lights or the popcorn on the couch watching the big game with the ones you love.

2. Halloween

Who's already thinking about what they're going to dress as? Me! Halloween is the best time of the year (besides Christmas) and every year it becomes more fun to pick out your costumes and coordinate with your friends or date. Carve a pumpkin and trick or treat because this holiday is one of the ultimate perks of fall.

3. The Leaves Are Changing

Honestly, there is no more sign of nature's beauty than the changing of leaves in the fall. I mean, there's a reason most sororities do their recruitment videos in the fall. The falling of the leaves is just as appreciated as an adult as it is a child when you used to jump into them. Leaves are what make fall "fall," and there is no greater fall than in Oxford.

4. Fall Foods - Especially the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Caramel apples, pumpkin pie, s'mores, candy, apple cider, squash, and so many other tasty fall treats give fall the taste of the season. The most important fall treat of all is Starbucks' most basic drink of all time—the sheer perfection of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I can't wait to dig into these treats with an empty stomach and full heart.

5. Your Anticipated TV Shows Return

Struggling for the past two or so months has been grueling since our loved shows ended. Soon, the chips and salsa will be laid out and the show will be on, getting our full undivided attention over homework.

6. It's Actually Acceptable to be Pale

Tanning memberships are expensive and we all love a golden glow, but at least in the fall, those with fairer skin don't feel obligated to do so to fit in. You wear more clothes in the fall anyway, so you might as well not worry about tanning what's beneath them.

7. Thanksgiving

One word: food. I love food, and this is the one day a year you can eat twelve dinners and it's acceptable and encouraged. Food tastes delicious, and at Thanksgiving, we get one of every dish you could want. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

8. Fall Clothes

Sweaters, leather pants, leather jackets, boots, trench coats, and scarves are the best fashions of fall. Not only are fall clothes snuggly, they allow you breathing room and sexiness in a demure way.

9. Bonfires

The smell of bonfires are the smell of fall. There are fewer things more romantic than snuggling up with your crush next to a bonfire with your closest friends. Roasting s'mores on the bonfire or hot dogs, socializing, and dancing next to the firelight is something out of the movies, because those fall moments are the ones that last forever.

10. It's Almost Christmas Time

Fall is by far the best season, but Christmas is the best holiday. Experiencing all of fall's incredible magic brings you towards the greatest holiday. Fall into New Years is the best stretch of time in the whole calendar, and everyone can't wait to experience every second of it.

Fall is the most magical season with endless possibilities. With the changing of leaves, often comes the changing of heart and great things happen. I literally can't wait much longer for fall and all of the incredible moments it will bring this year, as it does every year.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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To The Stressed Out College Student, Be Optimistic For Spring Quarter

I am looking forward to a productive spring quarter.


As a strenuous ten weeks of winter quarter is finally coming to a close, there is no better feeling than to be rewarded with a week of spring break. For most colleges and universities, this period of time is one of excitement and relief, as students approach a summer vacation that begins in May. Yet, for students with schedules revolving around the lovable (and often hatable) quarter system, it feels as though summer is far from our reach.

On a personal note, my previous ten weeks of classes have been bearable at best. I can proudly say that I have been counting down the days until spring break since our winter quarter began in January, though now that the week is finally approaching, I am reminded by the fact that I have yet another ten weeks of school in the near future. Interestingly enough, I have not started the countdown to June 18th quite yet. Instead, I am looking forward to a productive spring quarter that will leave me feeling energized and accomplished as I enter into a fresh summer.

I believe that the spring quarter withholds a sense of refreshment and newfound energy in comparison to that of fall and winter. Though students on the quarter system will end classes later than others, there is something to be said for spending days on campus when the warm weather finally breaks. Time seems to pass faster than it did in the dark and ominous weeks of winter quarter, and everyone seems to have a more positive attitude - as we can all see that vacation is approaching.

To the stressed out college student, be optimistic for spring quarter. Though tests and finals will still be ever-present, the completion of another ten weeks of classes is excellent motivation to achieve success and reward yourself within the coming months.

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