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Monday, December 11, 2023

Take a break from your 10-hour stint at the library and carve out some time for Halloween and fall activities.

Finding Autumnal bliss in the middle of your mid-semester groove

 As fall finally gets into full swing and the Memorial Union chairs have been removed from the Terrace, students have to figure out how to relieve stress and have fun with friends before the mounds of snow start building up on the sidewalks. 

With that being said, here is a list of things to do this fall season to get you out of your mid-semester funk.

First, I would recommend seeing a horror movie. Drive to the nearest movie theater with a group of friends and get in the Halloween spirit by watching a spooky movie that makes you want to crawl out of your skin. 

It is a great way to spend time with your friends, while also finding a way to distract yourself from the even scarier stress of school. 

Take a break and go off campus. Check out half-priced Tuesdays or student Thursdays where movies cost $5.00-$6.00 at most. 

Decorate your apartment, house or room! If you want to get into the fall spirit, carve some pumpkins and find fun fall decorations to spice up the look of your room. 

Looking at the same, plain walls can be boring, so add a touch of your own design. If you are more in the Halloween spirit, find some spooky things to hang from the ceiling or even from your bed posts! Your living space will for sure become the new fall hangout spot.

Lastly, and this might be crazy, but get outdoors. If you are absolutely against these spooky fall activities, then just go outdoors while you still can and before the weather gets too scary. 

This is one of the most beautiful times of the year on campus and the weather is still enjoyable. 

It only stays this temperature for a very short time until it starts to snow, so go on a picnic with your friends, carve pumpkins outside, go to a pumpkin patch or go pick apples at an apple orchard. Just find a way to enjoy the weather while it is still going on.

By doing some or all of these things throughout the fall, you should secure yourself a relaxed and enjoyable season. 

It’s hard to get into the spirit when the semester gets into full swing, but doing these small things for yourself will surely help. 

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