Charmaine Lim
Student Writer

Cool weather, hot drinks and colored leaves mark the true beginning of fall weather. Between prepping for Thanksgiving break and trying to stay dry, catch your breath with a few fun activities.

Read The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag

Cora is a brilliant scientist who hasn’t been able to open her heart to anyone after her parents died. Her grandmother, Etta, owns a dress shop that might have a little bit of magic for everyone who walks through the door. More to the story than just romance, these characters take a dive into dealing with the loss of family members, the beauty of books, and discovering what it is to grow as a person.

Listen to Havana by Camilla Cabello

Cabello explores her Latina roots with a music video that features telenovelas, quirky characters and salsa dancing. Fun vocals paired with Latin-American inspired instrumentals bring back memories of dancing in the summer. If you’re in denial about the arrival of cold weather, turn this song on and imagine dancing on summer nights.

Watch Elementary

The American TV series about Sherlock Holmes has a slight twist on the story of one of history’s most loved detectives. Based in New York, Sherlock Holmes is assigned a sobriety partner, Joan Watson. Together, the duo investigate crimes with the NYPD and learn what it means to find friends as adults with difficult pasts.

Watch Thor: Ragnarok

The final movie in the Thor trilogy features Chris Hemsworth with short hair and Marvel’s journey into movies with lighter tones. Forced to team up with an old friend to save Asgard from being invaded, Thor prepares for yet another big battle. This marks the third Marvel trilogy to be completed, leading to The Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.

Enjoy a hot drink

Make a run to The Union or make a cup of tea in your room. With your hot drink in hand, enjoy watching the leaves fall outside and the wind blow, all while staying warm and cozy indoors.