The CC Weekly Weigh In: Hellooooo, Fall!


Don’t get me wrong – I love me a summer day at the beach. The smell of sunscreen, flip flops, and feeling the hot sand beneath my feet makes me very, very happy. But there is nothing quite like a crisp Fall day. I love jean-jacket weather. I love busting out all my fall clothes from that duffel under my bed. I love getting my back-to-school dramatic haircut. I love anything and everything that has to do with pumpkins (especially the candy corn ones).

Fall, I heart you.

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to our white sundresses and helloooooo (nurse) to leather boots, college football and Pumpkin Spice lattes at Starbucks. (Note: I said hello to those twice…on Monday.) Oh yeah, and also to long nights in the library, 40 pounds of textbooks and early morning classes. But let’s ignore that stuff for a moment and celebrate the best season ever.

Here is what the CollegeCandy writers love most about Fall. What’s your favorite part?

Laura – St. John’s: All the food… pumpkin, apples, Halloween candy, Thanksgiving… yum.

Brittany – University of Richmond: My favorite thing about Fall will be trying to find a date willing to take me to the premiere of New Moon.

Ava – NYU: Fall means back to school, which allows me to indulge my inner dork. Who cares about classes when I have the chance to mull around Staples? Even after so many years of being a student, school supply shopping never gets old.

Lauren H. – The New School: I adore fall, but if I had to pick my one most favoritest thing, I’d have to go with the weather. Fall air is like taking a big breath of energy drink to me!

Brithny – Duke: Call me a dork, but going back to school! I love the smell of new books, and also meeting new people, especially that cute one sitting across from me in English class…

Thu – USC: The season premieres of all my favorite shows. Let’s hope my GPA doesn’t suffer quite as much this time around.

Lauren – University of Michigan: Boys in hooded sweatshirts. Mmm mmm mmmmmmmm.

Charlsie – Hollins University: Hearing the leaves crunch underneath my feet while wearing a new J Crew cardigan.

Donnette – Manhattanville College: I love the general atmosphere of Fall. It’s a season of starting/trying something new. It’s a season of change.

Kari – Florida State: Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Lattes. FINALLY!!!

Lindsay- University of Texas at Austin: The colder weather gives me an excuse to stay in bed all day where it’s warm.

Caitin – University of Alabama: That crisp feeling you get when you go outside.  And the pumpkin cream cheese muffins at Starbucks. Mmm!

Leah – Ryerson University: I love fall clothes – sweaters, coats, scarves.

Elizabeth L – UC Berkeley: FOOTBALL GAME DAYS!!

Elizabeth – University of Missouri: The perfect weather; I don’t get to class drenched in sweat and I don’t have to wear 8 layers to go to the dining hall… just yet.

Carly – Grinnell: All the great flavors that the coffee shops roll out with in the fall. Pumpkin-spice latte? Yes, please.

Samantha – UC Santa Barbara: Snacking on candy corn, “Autumn Wreath” scented candles, the sun going down earlier, crisp days and nights, gorgeous leather fall boots and bags, and pumpkins! What other vegetable can you bake treats with, carve, and use for decoration?! Amazing!

Sarabeth – University of Texas: This local restaurant busts out its pumpkin pancakes for fall. SO.EFFIN.GOOD.

Desiree – Columbia University: I get to break out my sweaters but it’s not so cold that I hate life. Cashmere, merino wool, mohair…I love it all. Oh and the triumphant return of the Pumpkin Spice latte at Starbucks.

Ness – Sheridan: Finally getting to wear those gorgeous sweaters and boots I’ve been drooling over since summer. Why must designers preview fall/winter so early? It’s just mean!

Kim – Stanford: Fall clothes: boots, scarfs, and hot cocoa just make me want to cuddle up by the fire with a good book.

Brianna – Fordham University: Cashmere, my leather motorcycle boots and not sweating my makeup off the second I walk out of my apartment

Kiki – University of Missouri: Those half-zip pull over fleece sweatshirts are my favorite thing about Fall. That and school supply shopping, I’m a sucker for Office Max.

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