Finally Fall festivities celebrate the season

Hanna Flynn

It’s that time of year again when people get the urge to carve a pumpkin by the fire while drinking an apple cider latte. It is time to ditch the swimsuit for a sweater. Fall is finally here. 

Students were able to soak up all the fall fun at the Finally Fall event hosted by Campus Movement on Tuesday.

“Although fall weather doesn’t usually show up in Louisiana till later, we wanted to bring the fall vibes early,” Simon Everett, the campus minister at Campus Movement said. 

Everett explained that this was a social event to engage students with the Campus Movement organization and to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

The RSO wanted to bring in fall with all the most notable traditions of the season. 

They put to work painting and carving spooky pumpkins, and maybe some silly ones too. 

A toasty campfire crackled into the night where students warmed up. They roasted marshmallows, made s’mores and sat under the stars together.

Freshman computer science major Ayushma Shakya truly got into the Halloween spirit as she carved a pumpkin with scars, bones, an eerie ghost and sharp teeth. She was appreciative of the friendly people hosting the event and enjoyed eating burnt marshmallows for the first time. 

Many international students came to the event as well, mainly from Nepal.  Having come from a place that doesn’t celebrate the seasons the same as the U.S., they were excited to experience fall in a different way.

Freshman computer science major Saugat Nepali said, “As a person from a different culture, I got to experience something new.”

Nepali also expressed how much he enjoyed eating pizza and carving pumpkins.

Students talked about their favorite parts of fall, with mentions of dressing up, pumpkin spice and going on hayrides. 

The night wrapped up with a scary movie night featuring “Monster House.” This festive night brought together students from different cultural backgrounds and gave everyone a chance to experience autumn in Louisiana.