Students participate in autumn activities


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Among students’ favorite fall activities are baking and celebrating Halloween.

Alexis Colucci

As the leaves begin to change color and warm clothes are brought out from the back of closets, students begin to participate in fall activities again.

Freshman Anna Nardelli of Wall said her favorite part of fall is wearing sweaters.

“They’re so warm and cozy, and I have over twenty sweaters in my closet,” Nardelli said.

For sophomore Samantha LaRochelle of Middletown, the seasonal fall food she can make is among her favorites.

“I love to make these gluten-free pumpkin cookies with dark chocolate chips that I can only make in the fall because of the pumpkin puree I buy,” LaRochelle said.

Sophomore Cameron DeStefano of Middletown said he enjoys other aspects of fall, such as the weather of the season.

“It’s warm but not super hot, and cold but not super cold. It’s a really good balance,” DeStefano said.

Along with the change in weather, students await holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween in the fall months.

Freshman Rebecca Rippon of Ocean said she loves Halloween, because it’s a time to connect with friends and family.

“My favorite part of Halloween is handing out candy,” she said. “I like to see all of the different costumes and just hang out with my family.”

Freshman Greer Shanley of Fair Haven said she also enjoys Halloween for the social aspect.

“I love dressing up with friends and going trick-or-treating,” Shanley said. “It’s fun to be with all of my favorite people on such a fun holiday.”