It’s now mid October…days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder, and trees are painting the Ole Miss campus varying maroons and burnt oranges. Big comfort color tees are being replaced with long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts, and sweatpants and crop leggings are quickly making their way out from the back of our closets. Wrong. That’s what out of state Ole Miss students think.
Mississippi is still hot as hell and humid as ever, and many out of state students are being left in a state of confusion. Should the forecast texted to you by a weather pledge be followed? Or does it physically pain you to wear tank tops and chacos at the end of October? It can be hard to resist the urge to put on cute sweaters and bean boots and celebrate the season, but keep in mind these three things…
It’s inevitable to sweat your ass off when you have any unnecessary clothing on while walking around the Ole Miss campus… or just Oxford in general. This place is hillier than your worst nightmare, and not being dressed appropriately is a total rookie mistake. A walk to the Union to pick up Chick-fil-A already leaves most out of breath, so why make the journey even harder on your already quickly depleting reserve of energy and motivation?
To Pumpkin Spice Latte or To Not Pumpkin Spice Latte? This is the real question. Ditch the hot seasonal drinks and go for something iced. Waiting in line at J.D. Williams or in the bookstore for your five dollar cocoa or latte is a waste of your time and Flex dollars. If anything, hit up one of the P.O.D.’s or C Stores and opt for a water bottle to combat your dehydration.With humidity still sitting at around sixty percent and temperatures ranging anywhere from seventy to eighty-five degrees, there is no place for any beverage not involving ice.
Try visiting a local farm or pumpkin patch to get your harvest time/Halloween fix. The Square has pumpkins for sale that can help you amp up your holiday vibes. Not exactly what you’re looking for? Close the curtains in your room, blast the air conditioning and make your own cold fall afternoon. Spend a day recuperating and binging on Halloween movies.
If all else fails, keep in mind you’ll be back home with all your best friends from high school in a little over a month, trading college stories and getting shit faced to your heart’s content.