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The Day Creek Howl

The student news site of Day Creek Intermediate School

The Day Creek Howl

Fall feelings

Sage P.
The leaves are beginning to turn red as fall approaches.

Fall has its own fan base that goes a little crazy each year. Maybe it’s the leaves changing color, the beginning of the football season, or changes of temperature from summer to winter. Or maybe it’s simply the pumpkin spice. 

“I like pumpkin a lot, but I also like cinnamon. So pumpkin and cinnamon are my top two [spices]. I just associate [those scents] with fall – cooler temperatures [and] the change of season,” said Mr. Brubaker. 

The association between fall and pumpkin spice is all around.

“It’s a great connection, pumpkin spice. You know that it’s in the fall, so you get excited. It makes it special. But if you do it all year ‘round, you lose that special aspect,” explained Mrs. Saed.

Lots of people go crazy about fall and start decorating in June. Is there really a “correct” time to start?

“I feel like October 1st is the perfect time, because on October 1st all my decorations are coming out, and it’s like fall until December,” described Ms. Fernandez.

Those $5 drinks bring smiles to people’s faces during the fall, but what drink brings the most cheer?

“My favorite fall drink is a pumpkin cream cold brew from Starbucks. I like to add some hazelnut or caramel. It depends on how I’m feeling,” said Mrs. Harris.

But those fall pleasures aren’t limited to drinks. How about a fresh pumpkin pie, a pumpkin scone from Starbucks, or warm pumpkin muffins filled with rich cream cheese frosting on a chilly autumn day.

“My favorite fall food item] is anything that has pumpkin in it, we do a lot of baking in our house, but I am not a very big pie person, [yet] pumpkin spice is my flavor,” explained Mrs. Gossage. 

Maybe It’s the calming aspect of the season or just the pumpkin spice that makes everything perfect.


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About the Contributor
Sage P., Photographer
Sage dreams to be a successful lawyer when she is an adult. When not occupied by schoolwork, she usually draws, reads, writes, or listens to music. Some of her extracurriculars include dancing and gymnastics. She enjoys watching marvel movies and her favorite TV series, "Friends." She is currently one of two photographers for the DCIS Howl and she is thrilled to record some amazing events at her school. She is dying to get started on her work for the 2022-2023 school year!