Students prepare for the season of pumpkin patches, apple cider, and sweaters


As fall weather begins to set in, students are excited at the return of popular seasonal activities and treats.

Diedre Haupt, a senior psychology and business administration major, is the RA of Heritage 3 South and is working on fall activities to do with the floor.

“I plan on doing a trip to the pumpkin patch or if we can’t find a time that works for the floor, at least having pumpkin painting,” Haupt said.

Carving pumpkins is a great way to have fun in the fall. (Photo by Autumn Berry)

If you are looking to carve a pumpkin, there is a pumpkin patch in Hartville. Kingsways Pumpkin Farm is open now through October 31.

“In the past my floor has gone to an apple orchard and picked apples, so that’s another possibility for fall type activities,” Haupt said.

Haupt said that fall is an enjoyable time of the year.

“Especially the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, yeah everyone’s excited….sweater season, scarves, warm comfy clothes,” Haupt said.

Looking for a way to enjoy fall involving nature?

Sara Huffstetler, a junior English and creative writing major, is a member of the Outdoor Club.

“I enjoy going backpacking as often as I can and hiking,” Huffstetler said.

Huffstetler especially enjoys this activity during the fall.

Due to the government shutdown, all national parks are currently closed, but state parks remain open for people to enjoy nature. (Photo by Autumn Berry)

“The weather is ideal during this time of the year because it’s not overbearingly hot and it’s not snowing,” Huffstetler said.

Huffstetler likes hiking at Nelson Ledges and Cuyahoga National Park.

Due to the government shutdown, all national parks are currently closed.  State parks, however, remain open for people to enjoy nature.  One of the closest is Quail Hollow, roughly 20 minutes from campus.

Huffstetler recently went on a backpacking trip with the Outdoor Club.

“The past trip that we just had was just perfect, because it was in the 70’s [or] high 60’s and we were able to sleep out under the stars, see the Northern Lights,” Huffstetler said.

SAC is holding activities throughout the fall as well.  Michelle Hollinger, a junior accounting and business administration major, is a member of SAC.

“Our big thing right now is looking at homecoming.  Homecoming is going to be focused on the football game; that’s where we are going to introduce the court, do the crowning at halftime, as well as the homecoming dance that evening,” Hollinger said.

For a complete list of SAC activities, click here.

Hollinger’s fall favorite is something not offered by SAC but by AVI.

“My favorite thing is when apple cider comes back to the cafeteria, which I’m hoping that they bring it back,” Hollinger said.


 Casey Stevens is a staff writer for the Aviso AVW.

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