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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice



   The other day I found myself incredibly bored as I avoided working on college applications. It didn’t take long for me to pick up my cellphone and start scrolling through articles on the People magazine ‘Discover’ on Snapchat. After about five seconds of scrolling, I realized every single article or post was concerning pumpkin spice from lattes to fried chicken. Has society gone too far? Are we at the point where People can dedicate an entire issue to the pumpkin spice obsession?

   Although the pumpkin spice obsession has been prevalent during fall for the past couple of years, recently it has caught on like wildfire. Some students only have positive remarks and believe pumpkin spice is a delicious flavor.

   “The pumpkin spice latte is the best beverage to keep you warm on a chilly day,” senior Jonathan Kung said.

   But now, pumpkin spice is starting to show up in every food possible, even those that sound rather peculiar. There’s pumpkin spice lattes, oreos, poptarts, greek yogurt, gum, even pringles. People have even resorted to adding pumpkin spice flavoring in alcoholic beverages.

   “I think the obsession has gone too far in some cases but it’s also pretty good and I like it,” sophomore Bo Fick said.

   Besides the pumpkin spice latte, students are finding autumn to be a time where their taste in food shifts from cold, sweet summer desserts to a more healthy and well-balanced diet with new fruits and vegetables coming back into season. At the moment apples and pears seem to be among the favorite fall fruits.

   “Usually I like to slice pears and apples and eat them in those evenly-sliced sections,” Fick said. On the other hand, some students seem to like the idea of autumn vegetables more than the real deal.

   One of the most memorable days of the fall season is of course Thanksgiving Day with all the yummy cuisines filling the family dinner table. People fantasize all year about Thanksgiving dinner and when the day finally comes, they eat to their hearts’ content, much to their stomach’s dismay. Some may spend the next year trying to work off that meal all the while fantasizing about the next. Many associate this terrific meal with fall traditions and Thanksgiving memories.

   “This is like standard with a twist: my family goes around and says what we are thankful for but everyone always gives really inappropriate answers,” history teacher Jaime Fields said.

   The food of the fall also seems to go very well with the wardrobe of fall. Warm sweaters and pants return, making people more comfortable with eating their favorite fall delicacies.

   “I think it is easier to eat fall foods in sweaters because when you’re bloated no one can see because you’re wearing a sweater,” sophomore Nia Gupta said.