Posted on November 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm
As we walk to our classes during these crisp and chilly fall mornings, we hear the crunch of the colorful leaves beneath our feet. The feeling of fall is finally here; the trees are turning into beautiful colors of red, orange and brown, and these colors are enveloping the campus. Since Monday was Halloween, there were a lot of fun things to do this weekend. On Friday I went to Gott’s Roadside, also known as Taylor’s, to get their seasonal pumpkin shake. Gott’s has developed the perfect balance and blend of pumpkin, spice, and the essence of autumn in these shakes. If you have never had this autumn delight, you must get one before fall is over.
On Sunday, I saw several carved pumpkins outside girl’s dorm rooms, and my friends and I made our own caramel apples. Now we get to look forward to Fall Festival this Sunday, which is a great fundraising opportunity that is open to all clubs on campus. Unfortunately tri-terms are just around the corner, but pumpkin spice lattes from the Campus Center Café have just arrived, allowing my study sessions to be a little more bearable.
A couple of weeks ago at Vespers, Pastor Laffit asked students if they would join him three times a day for prayer at the flags near the library. While walking to my 9 o’clock class, I see students gathering by the library. It touches me to see fellow students join in prayer. During this same vespers, Pastor Laffit also asked if we would say a prayer every time the daily campus siren goes off. Since then, I have remembered to say a silent prayer during each siren. I hope other students are partaking in this prayer ritual as well; it has already brought me closer to God.
I am already excited for Thanksgiving Break, because we all need a relaxation period before finals arrive. I hope everyone has safe travels home and enjoys the rest of this pumpkin season!
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