With pools closing and temperatures beginning to drop, students are now being forced to accept that summer is actually over. Thankfully, there are plenty of new activities students can take part in as summer fades away, and a new season begins.
A new season means different weather, and fall weather tends to be a favorite among Rockhurst students. The crisp leaves falling to the ground accompanied by a cool breeze, is a strong contrast from the extreme heat of summer. Students enjoy fall because it is the perfect weather to spend time outside.
“I like to spend time outside with my friends and enjoy the cool weather during the fall,” junior Jake Vilott said.
In addition to the nice weather, fall sports across the country are in full effect. Whether it’s high school, college or professional, football is welcomed back in a grand fashion. Rockhurst students are able to attend Hawklet sporting events, local college sporting events, and professional football games. Fantasy football is also a major activity that most Rockhurst students take part in.
“My favorite thing to do in the fall is play football, because it keeps me active,” freshman Reid Franke said.
“Playing football and visiting my family’s farm are my two favorite things to do in the fall,” sophomore Matthew Bloskey said.
Fall is also the beginning of dance season for high schools. Students are excited to attend dances and after-parties, not just for Rockhurst but for other schools in the metro area.
Fall holidays are a big part of Kansas City culture, especially Halloween. Kansas City contains four haunted houses: The Beast, The Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema and The Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe located in the West Bottoms. These haunted houses are main attractions for teenagers during the Halloween season.
Fall weather and activities are now taking full flight as the new season is upon us.