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Four fun fall activities to celebrate the new season

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Zara Siddique
As the leaves turn shades of red and orange and the air becomes crisp, it’s clear that autumn has finally arrived. The colorful and cozy season is often cherished through fall traditions, whether it be enjoying pumpkin-flavored everything or getting lost in a corn maze.

As the leaves turn different shades of red and the air becomes crisp, it’s clear that autumn has finally arrived. The colorful and cozy season is often cherished through fall traditions, whether enjoying pumpkin-flavored everything or getting lost in a corn maze. With the weather becoming colder, you may want to spend the season inside or take the time to enjoy the chilly temperatures while you still can. Before the leaves start dying and snow starts falling, here are 5 fun things you can do to celebrate fall.

  • Corn mazes are a great way to maximize the autumn weather while having a good — although sometimes challenging — experience with family and friends. While you can find corn mazes across Illinois, the intricate mazes at County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana, are worth the short trek across the state line. After navigating your way through the maze, reward yourself with some tasty doughnuts and refreshing apple cider.
  • Pumpkin carving is one of the most classic ways to welcome the new season. With just a spoon, knife and candle, you can transform an average pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern or carve out an original design.
  • Watching scary movies can help you get into the Halloween spirit. If you’re willing to be frightened in theaters, “The Exorcist: Believer” and “Saw X” are sequels to classic horror movies releasing this month. Streaming services Disney+ and Hulu also brought the popular childrens’ series “Goosebumps” to the screen on Oct. 13. 
  • Baking fall treats is a great way to celebrate fall and express your creativity. From a classic pumpkin pie, to the popular Taylor Swift chai sugar cookies, there are endless ways you can create delicious masterpieces while simultaneously improving your baking skills.
  • Trying pumpkin spice flavored drinks, like the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, is a popular tradition. The limited timeframe in which the flavor is offered makes you cherish the sweet and cinnamon-flavored drink  of the season while it lasts.

 

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Sahana Unni, Editor-in-Chief
Sahana Unni is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as an editor-in-chief. She began journalism as a ninth grader in the 2020-21 school year and has since appreciated the exposure to different ideas and perspectives. Her favorite story she has written is about the Jane Collective, a group of women who provided safe abortions before the procedure was legalized in the early 1970s. Outside of journalism, Sahana enjoys creative writing and reading, while also serving as an editor-in-chief of the Renaissance literary magazine and a captain of the Mock Trial team.
Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Honorable mention, online package 2022 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award: Cultural feature, certificate of merit, "‘Bridgerton’ effectively represents Indian culture" 2022 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, St. Louis convention: Honorable mention, feature writing 2020 National Scholastic Press Association Fall Best of Show: Sixth Place, Election Reporting (contributor), “As trailblazer for multiple identities, Harris inspires students”
Zara Siddique, Sports & Leisure Editor
Zara Siddique is a member of the Class of 2024 and serves as the sports and leisure editor. She joined the journalism family in the 2021-22 school year as a sophomore. Her favorite part of journalism is getting to meet new people. Her favorite story she has written is “Qatar sparks controversy as World Cup host.” Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing tennis, reading and listening to music. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, San Francisco convention: Superior, commentary writing

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