There was a chill in the air as we walked into the Flyer News office this weekend. With that, coupled with the scenes of turning leaves throughout campus, autumn is upon us.
While we’re sad to say our goodbyes to summer, we’re grateful for the one last chance that fall provides for us to enjoy the outdoors before Jack Frost forces us inside for the winter. For many, this is the best time of the year to visit local parks and recreation areas. One can take a leisurely stroll through the leaves at John Bryan State Park in nearby Yellow Springs, or feel the crisp air rushing by on a mountain biking trip to the MetroParks Mountain Biking Area.
Of course there’s plenty to do on campus as well. Autumn means the steady transition from outdoor to indoor parties, including the Halloween festivities that are the highlight of the fall party season. Besides parties, this weekend’s Rocktoberfest concert is bound to be a blast, and there are plenty of great intramural sports to be played. And with the National Football League season now in full swing, many students will have to make the tough choice between homework and their favorite teams every Sunday afternoon.
So don’t think of this time as the end of summer fun – think of it as another chance to appreciate the outdoors, but with colorful leaves and a cool breeze. Get outside, get active, and enjoy this time with your fellow Flyers. Just remember to pack a sweater.