The Perfect Season: Autumn

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Katlyn White, Columnist

Autumn is undoubtedly the best season. The leaves have fallen to the ground, giving the world a satisfying crunch sound. The temperatures drop, but not so much that snow falls. People become closer in the fall as they need to huddle up for warmth. The TV shows and movies that one normally watches in the fall are the best such as Halloween/horror movies. 

Everything is just better. Autumn reigns supreme for many reasons, but here are the top four.

  • Apple Cider

Nothing is better than apple cider. Children in the 14th century were baptized in cider (La Sidra) because it was just that good and it was safer than water. Autumn is just not autumn without this deliciously fruity drink. It is absolutely divine to curl up in a warm sweater and drink apple cider while watching your favorite Halloween movie. 

  • Comfy clothing

Speaking of warm sweaters, autumn is one of the best seasons for clothes. Autumn is the season of layers, cable-knit sweaters and, most importantly, sweatshirts. Opening the huge bag of sweatshirts and crewnecks I just pulled out of my closet for the settling chill was the best feeling in the world. I cannot wait to wear all of my favorite sweaters again. 

  • Holidays

I mean come on, two majorly fun holidays are celebrated during this time of the year; Halloween and Thanksgiving. These are two of the best holidays mostly because for one you get free candy and the other you get to eat way too much food. 

  • Vibrant reds and oranges

Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year. The leaves literally turn a different color. Nature shows off its talents in the fall. Bye-bye chlorophyll and hello flavonoids, carotenoids and anthocyanins (Met Office). 

Fall brings in so many wonderful commodities, it’s no wonder that it is the best season.