Memorable activities for autumn: Student edition

Bianca Knowles and her friends painted pumpkins to celebrate the beginning of fall. Photo courtesy Bianca Knowles

Don’t you feel the temperature changing? Yes, it’s officially fall.

Grab your favorite sweater, mugs, blankets and boots. The hot chocolate, pumpkin spice lattes and s’mores have finally arrived.

But do you want to know what your peers are doing to celebrate? Pumpkin-themed projects and movie-thons are taking over.

DIY projects have been a cute trend for family nights, hanging with friends or snuggling with a boo. A few of my favorite fall DIYs are pumpkin related like painting pumpkins, carving pumpkins and even pumpkin yarn crafts.

Going to pumpkin patches to take cute pictures is such a fun and memorable moment. While you are there you can pick out the pumpkins you would like to purchase for your pumpkin festivities.

“My roommate brought home mini pumpkins for my friends and I,” Bianca Knowles, an allied health student at Florida A&M, said. “We lit candles to set the tone for the fall season and gathered around the dining room table and bonded by having girl talk and painting our pumpkins to whatever came to mind.”

“I painted a ninja turtle and it was a really nice feeling to spend time doing something special and fun with my friends,” Knowles added.

During autumn a lovely movie night with hot chocolate always makes me feel cozy and relaxed. You can find a variety of holiday movies on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming sites. You can also join the countdowns on Hallmark and Freeform.

Hallmark has dropped its new 40 Christmas movies that will be showing for 2020. This schedule will be showing on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

According to Oprah magazine, “One of the perks of the holidays  feeling like they start earlier every year is that we get holiday movies long before fall is over. The Hallmark channel has one of the most thorough assortments of yuletide films, with 40 new ones airing this holiday season beginning on October 24,” according to Grant Rindner.

Freeform always gives us “31 nights of Halloween” and “25 days of Christmas.” These movie-thons are always trending on social media to gather people in the fall season with the holidays.

“After Halloween, my roommate and I decided to commemorate the start of the holiday season by watching a Christmas movie every day,” Kyra Rolle, a sophomore journalism major, said. “That reminds me of home because every year on Christmas Eve, my siblings and cousins dress in our matching pajamas and roast s’mores on the fire pit while watching ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ outside on the projector,” Rolle said.

Being away from home can be tough around the fall season for many students, but finding new activities and making memories with your college besties is the best cure imaginable.