The Arka Tech

It’s fall time in Arkansas

Bruce Thomas

If you’re ready for fall leaves, hoodies, pumpkins and s’mores, then grab your scarves, boots and flannels because fall time is here in Arkansas. September 22 was the first day of fall, and the season is being welcomed into the Natural State with open arms.

Fall is the time of year when the leaves start changing colors, the air starts getting cooler, football season is in full gear and it’s acceptable to have all things pumpkin spiced.

Once fall time rolls around, a lot of people’s favorite part about this time of the year are the Halloween movie marathons, haunted houses and bonfires every weekend. For Ashley Adams, an accounting major from Hector, the best thing about fall time is watching the leaves change color during this time of the year.

“I love how crisp the air is and watching the leaves change color,” Adams said. Seeing the leaves go from green to either orange, red, yellow or brown is a highlight for this time of the year. In our own backyard, the Natural State has some of the best places to see fall foliage. Places such as Bona Dea and the Scenic 7 Byway are just a couple in the River Valley. Hiking is one of Adam’s favorite fall activity. That and going to corn mazes.

The Arkansas Tech University event calendar for this semester is in the fall spirit. Fall Break is on October 12 through the 13, and in honor of the Halloween season, the Student Activities Board is showing the horror movie “Annabelle Creation” on October 26, and on Halloween night, from 8:00 PM to 11:45, there will be a Halloween Party on campus. To get a complete list of all the information related to these events and more, go to the Arkansas Tech University Calendar of Events website.

Fall in Arkansas is just getting started. So, don’t forget to take a quick break from your college work, step outside and enjoy the cool, crisp air and the vibrant changing colors of the fall leaves.