By Gianna Pereira
As fall ramps up, many County College of Morris students have expressed appreciation for the season with cold weather and
“I’m excited that I don’t have to deal with bugs anymore,” said Jessica Haines, a liberal arts major at CCM. “I like the season because of my birthday.”
During the fall season, fashion trends change like the weather does, and Haines said that fall fashion has always been considered comfortable clothing. Sweatshirts, jeans, and sneakers are the articles of clothing Haines said that she wears during the fall season.
“I like wearing it,” Haines said. “This is my normal style, so I like it a lot.”
A common trend during the fall season is the liking of pumpkin spice or anything pumpkin related. As several people during this time of year follow up the trend with all of the pumpkin, Haines completely disagrees and disregards pumpkin spice.
“I hate anything to do with pumpkin spice,” Haines said. “It is disgusting and it needs to stop.”
According to the National Retail Federation, this year more than 175 million Americans are planning on participating in the Halloween celebration.
“I love Halloween and am so excited for it to come,” Haines said. “My Halloween plans are to dress up and go to school, where I have three classes this semester.”
Haines said that there are a few characters she will need to decide from regarding how she will dress.
“I haven’t fully decided yet on what I am going to be,” she said. “90 percent sure a redhead, so I’m stuck between Kim Possible, Black Widow, and Jessica Rabbit.”
As several people love the season because of pumpkin spice and Halloween, many enjoy the start of the football season, but Haines said that she is not a dedicated fan to any team.
“Football is ok, the fights my family has over it is hilarious though,” Haines said. “But if I were to root for someone, it would be for the Cowboys, so go Cowboys.”
Similar to Haines, other students are not as fond of football like others during this time of year.
“I am all right with football, don’t really watch it that much,” said Gibbons, a game design major. “I guess I will say the Eagles are my favorite team.”
Gibbons said that he is excited for fall weather and enjoys wearing jackets, sweatpants,
“I like dressing this way,” Gibbons said. “It is a casual outfit for fall weather.”
Knowing how popular pumpkin spice is during this season, Gibbons expressed his thoughts on it.
“I enjoy having pumpkin spice,” Gibbons said. “I will have it when it’s around.”
This year, Starbucks launched their seasonal pumpkin spice latte Aug. 28 instead, according to Forbes, instead of Sept. 1, its usual launch date.
“Not a big Halloween person, I mean I enjoy it but not as much like I don’t go out trick or
treating or anything,” Gibbons said. “I don’t have anything planned on the day, just probably going to stay home and watch movies.”
Joe Radwan, an information technology major, said that fall weather helps him dress
more comfortably for work.
“I am mainly looking to get passed fall, I play a lot of winter sports like ski and
snowboard,” he said. “I do a lot of manual labor at my job, so I usually wear jeans or maybe even a long sleeve flannel with the sleeves rolled … I like dressing like that.”
Unlike Haines, Radwan said that he loves the trend of pumpkin spice, not caring who else likes or dislikes it.
“I love pumpkin spice,” Radwan said. “You can call me white all you want, but I love
pumpkin, like pumpkin in hot chocolate.”
Halloween is a popular holiday that is loved by many, especially by Radwan, as he
expressed how much he loves the day and why.
Radwan said that during Halloween, he gets to spend time with long-time friends.
“Halloween is one of my all time favorite holidays,” he said. “My friend and I have
been growing up together for the longest time now and we put together props and see if we can display them in places.”