Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Lynn students discuss how they spice up their fall in Florida, where the leaves do not turn color, and the air does not get crisper. 

Floridians crave the cold weather as they break out their chunky sweaters, hit Starbucks for the go-to pumpkin spice latte and light some fall scented candles. However, how can one get into the festive season when it is still warm out? Not to mention, a global pandemic is still occurring, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Festival is canceled along with all the other beloved fall festivities.

iPulse set out to see how Lynn students celebrate autumn in such a unique setting; this is what they had to say:

Above: Lexi Van Orden, senior.

“I usually buy pumpkins for my apartment! Sometime this year, I really want to get into painting the pumpkins bright, fun colors,” said Lexi Van Orden, senior. 

Above: Taylor Dodd, junior

“Getting into the holiday spirit in my family is not hard because my sister was born on Halloween, so every year we throw a huge party and decorate our house like crazy,” said Taylor Dodd, junior. “We usually also go to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Being surrounded by pumpkins and dressing up certainly puts me in the mood.”

Above: Donya Dreibelbis, sophomore.

“I always go home and get my local bakery’s pumpkin donuts,” said Donya Dreibelbis, sophomore.

Above: Emily Farina, senior.

“Due to coronavirus shutting down major fall events, I definitely considered getting into the fall mood by drinking pumpkin spice lattes and putting on my favorite cozy sweater,” said Emily Farina, senior.

Above: Claire McCabe, senior.

“Something that gets me in the fall spirit are the pumpkin lattes, fall candles and decorating my room with fall decor,” said Claire McCabe, senior.

Above: Devon Tilman, Lynn alumni.

“I get everything pumpkin spice and find spooky things to do,” said Devon Tilman, Lynn alumni.

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