By: Jazmin Crawford
Everyone at McMahon is getting ready for fall, and so are the trees. The leaves are changing colors and coffee shops such as Starbucks and Dunkin Doughnuts are advertising all sorts of seasonal drinks; the most well-known being Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Not only are food establishments preparing for the fall, but so are clothing stores. With fall styles being shown and the crisp scent of cinnamon, it is hard not to want to get into the spirit.
A lot of people in McMahon, such as one of our other journalists, Kamille Bryan, love fall and the vibe it gives to Norwalk. It leaves us with beautifully colored leaves and locations smelling like sweet cinnamon. “Fall is the season where I can truly be myself, my soul is at peace and I am the happiest I can be,” stated Kamille. I interviewed other McMahon Senators on their thoughts of fall. One senior Senator, Catherine Welch, stated that “It’s the best season because everything about it is comfy and cozy. That’s when the leaves change and it’s cold, but not too cold; but cold enough to finally whip out your comfy sweaters and sweatpants. Also I have an actual excuse to drink hot chocolate because people would judge me when I’d drink it during the summer."
Fall is beloved by many students here at McMahon, but usually for the one holiday that brings us sweet treats and (sometimes) a couple of tricks. Halloween is on it’s way and our Senators are more than excited to get their monster on! But some people don’t actually celebrate Halloween; I spoke with Anissa Borno, a senior in the class of 2020, and she stated that she doesn’t celebrate Halloween. “I stay home and watch scary movies,” she stated, “I used to celebrate, however, as I got older my grandma got more into religion and decided it wasn’t good for me to celebrate it.” I had also interviewed another Senator, Joshua Vega, and he stated: “My family stays home on Halloween, turn[ing] off the porch light and spend[ing] the evening together. We talk about the world and how hard it is to live what you believe when it is so different from what most of the world does. It’s not all serious and stuff…we play games and just enjoy being together. The joy of it has become our own family tradition to be honest.”
From the sweet smelling homes perfumed in fall candle scents, the feeling of the warm air yet comforting breeze, attending football games and cheering on our Senators, it’s the season for everyone to enjoy and look up into the beautiful trees and smell the air around them. Fall is here!