The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


Season’s Changing


The change from summer to fall represents many different things for everyone. For a lot of people, their favorite parts of the season range from haunted houses and halloween parties, but for others it means new coffee drinks and pumpkin patches.

The “Honeymoon phase” of the first quarter of school is now over. After homecoming, pep rallies and football games, what should a school look forward to? For starters, there is the commencement of new sports seasons, the holiday season and even some time off for Thanksgiving and Winter Break. 

Halloween is the first holiday during the second quarter and it provides students with a variety of events and experiences. There are haunted houses, amusement parks and dressing up with friends to go to parties. 

Junior Ali Hinds was asked about this holiday, and she shared her favorite parts. “I love it. I think it’s really fun to dress up with all your friends, go to fun parties, and hang out with them,” Hinds said. “I really like those caramel canned or caramel apple suckers.” 

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Sophomore Bobby Knighton has family traditions and cares more about family and movies than the actual holiday celebrations. 

“I have one Halloween tradition,” Knighton said. “We go to my grandma’s house right before everything and it’s kind of in the afternoon, we go over and have hotdogs and chili. I also love watching horror movies.”

Knighton also shared his thoughts about getting into the swing of things after the first quarter has wrapped up. 

“Everything kind of slows down, and you get back into the process and the grind of everyday,” Knighton said. “Things aren’t as easy because you don’t have as much to look forward to.”

Along with Halloween, there are family traditions, Thanksgiving and new sports to look forward to. 

Hind enjoys spending time with her family during this season.

“Every year we go to my grandma’s house and have Thanksgiving as a family,” Hinds said. “And every year we all go to the pumpkin patch together and have a fun time.” 

Knighton, on the other hand, is more excited about the new sports and being able to watch them from the stands instead of playing in them. 

 “I’m looking forward to being able to be in the stands for basketball games and get back on the off-season grind for football,” Knighton said. “I also really like Thanksgiving because you can just eat as much as humanly possible.”

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Q Wallace
Q Wallace, Staff Writer
Quentin “Q” Wallace is a junior and staff writer of “The North Star.” This is his second year on staff. He has covered sports. Outside of the newsroom, he is on the football team and is the starting tight end and enjoys a nice apple pie. He is excited to begin a new year and become a better newsie!

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