FlogDailyHerald: Fall


If you’ve been anywhere near social media lately, you’ll know that fall is upon us. We are in the thick of (Instagrams of) changing leaves, colorful scarves, and autumnal pumpkin spice lattes. Fall comes with a practically mandatory checklist of activities that you must complete and record with photo documentation. Yet as I complete every item on my fall checklist, I can’t help but feel like a total try-hard. It seems to me that fall is just about the most basic and contrived season of all time.

1. Apple Picking

The first item on everyone’s fall checklist list is apple picking. For a few hours and a couple bucks, you can don a flannel and pretend you’re a Puritan who stumbled out of a J Crew. Apple picking is a great way to get fresh produce and reconnect with nature (?) but the fun is strained. It’s tiring and you have to take one million pictures until everyone has a new default photo of their liking.


2. Pumpkin Flavored Everything

Starting around September, every major food chain rolls out a new product flavored “pumpkin” as if said product isn’t just flavored “cinnamon.” I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next seventh-grade-girl-trapped-in-a-19-year-old’s body, but I resent the fact that Starbucks has built an empire on something that tastes like flavors they already had. To me, pumpkins (and gourds for that matter) are the decorative vegetables you keep around the house during Halloween – they’re certainly not sweet and delicious.



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But seriously, when is Halloweekend?

What a warm, nutmeg-filled burden we bear

When is Halloweekend?

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With the 31st falling on a Wednesday this year, all of Brunonia is confused as to which set of days truly counts as Halloweekend. We’re already having our heads split in two by midterms, so the last thing we need to worry about is which Friday night will be the Friday night we break out our set of prosthetic feet and ears and become the first hobbit to do kegstands on top of the statue of Marcus Aurelius. Can’t decide on a weekend to live large?  Friends, we must resolve this issue. Before you let us know when you think Halloween should be, let’s open it up for discussion.

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