Fall roundup


Taylor Schmitz

Delicious desserts, the weather and football games are only a few things to like about fall.

Taylor Schmitz, Entertainment Editor

Gather your blankets, pumpkin decor and cinnamon scented candles because it is finally that time of year again. That’s right, it’s fall. Well, technically the season that tops all seasons begins Sept. 22, but what does it matter if people start celebrating prematurely? After all, although it is the best season, it also seems to be the shortest. No need to fret, here are the fall essentials you will need to savor the season and dust it with pumpkin spice and everything nice.


A given when it comes to fall, Starbucks always hits it out of the park with their infamous autumn drink lineup. This year, coffee connoisseurs have truly arrived in harvest-time heaven with the arrival of the new Apple Crisp Macchiato. This cozy drink features notes of apple and brown sugar combined with espresso, milk and a caramelized apple drizzle to top it off. Of course, there will still be other top-tier selections available like the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.


Beginning Sept. 9, 2021, football fanatics across the country will be able to enjoy the first NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys. Kickstarting watch parties offers the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family and snack on yummy game day treats. In addition to professional football, autumn marks the beginning of the LHS football season as well, the biggest games being Presidents Bowl on Sept. 10 and Homecoming on Sept. 17. Go to MaxPreps to see the entire schedule to know when to support the team.

-Country Apple Orchard

Paying a visit to the Country Apple Orchard has been a fall staple for adults and kids alike. This year is no different as the new owners, Greg and Katie Jones, have worked hard to provide visitors with an abundance of tasty treats and fun activities. The Apple cannon range, zip lines, petting zoo, hay bale and corn mazes are only some of the new festival attractions.


With fall hosting two of the best holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving), there’s no end to the number of sweet treats you can make. Homemade pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and apple cobbler are always big hits at the Thanksgiving table. As for Halloween, Pinterest never disappoints at providing the best ideas for adorable Halloween-themed desserts.

-Halloween movies

Whether you enjoy watching horror movies or family classics during the spooky season, there is bound to be something for everyone. Cozy up with your softest blankets and some popcorn and enjoy popular films such as “Halloweentown,” “Hocus Pocus” and “Scary Movie.” In the rare case that you are burnt out on these classics, no need to worry because new releases will be hitting the screen just in time. These include “Halloween Kills,” “There’s Someone Inside Your House” and “Antlers,” all debuting in mid to late October.