I just love this time of year! The air is cool and crisp and when you walk out of your dorm in the morning to go to class, there is that refreshing campfire smell from the smoke of wood stoves. The leaves have changed colors and it looks as though the trees caught on fire overnight. I can't tell you which of these things it is that makes me have such strong feelings for this season. Maybe it is not the season at all, but the events that symbolize it.
Everyone relates fall with special days like Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here at Judson, however, we have a few additions to the list. Along with Halloween comes POP-In Night. A time when we all dress up and have our own trick-or-treat of sorts on campus.
If you stand outside on campus during the late afternoon/early evening, not long after the cool air of fall has arrived, you are sure to hear the sounds of preparation for another of Judson's fall traditions. The sounds are those of the girls playing field hockey, in practice for this years infamous HOCKY DAY. Hockey Day is a day full of fun and competition.
This year's hockey day is tomorrow and I am so excited! This is the first year that I have gotten to play field hockey and I had no idea how much fun it would be...
I would be lying if I were to say that it wasn't a little bit intimidating the first couple days of practice, but after you get used to the aggressive faces, the slapping sticks and the hard flying ball it really is some of the most fun you could have.
Fall at Judson is about more then just cool weather and beautiful trees, it is about tradition.