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Fall Playlists

Now that the weather is crisp and the leaves are changing, one can properly enjoy a fall playlist.
Artists like Mazzy Star, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins and Simon & Garfunkel warm up this year’s autumn soundtrack.
Walking along the halls listening to “September Rain” by Makoto Matsushita or along a nature trail listening to “Candy Says” by The Velvet Underground is a feeling like no other.
Of course, we can’t forget the classic fall albums such as folklore by Taylor Swift or Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey. Without songs like “Cardigan” or “Brooklyn Baby,” how can one expect to fully enjoy fall in all its glory?

Friday Night Lights

Even though the start of the school year brings dread for many, one can always look forward to Friday nights in Souderton’s football stadium.
The autumn nights spent supporting our football team surrounded by friends and school spirit is something that we’ve looked forward to all summer.
We also can’t forget the ritual of getting ready with friends before the game, trying to pick out the perfect outfit for each theme.
Some favorites include the classic farmer theme for games against Quakertown or the sleek black-out theme.
But, nothing can beat the school spirit found at the Homecoming game where everyone sports t-shirts designed by Student Council.

Enjoying Your Youth

As teenagers, most of us feel like we’re in a weird place where we have to start planning our future but are also being told to enjoy our youth.
Instead of wishing that we could be older and detesting teenage experiences, it’s important to cherish the experiences we get to undergo now instead of wishing that things could be different.
So, participate in Spirit Week, go trick-or-treating with friends, take advantage of all of the clubs and activities the school has to offer and, most importantly, spend these teenage years doing what makes you happy (while being responsible, of course).