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A Frustrated College Girl Talks About the Delay of Fall

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Maryland chapter.

I don’t know about you, but I am sick of walking from south campus to north- arriving fashionably late in a not-so-fashionable sweat drenched outfit. I was ready to leave summer and all of its fun, carefree times behind along with my high-waisted shorts and tank tops. I couldn’t WAIT for a fall season filled with sweaters, boots, and-don’t make me say it- the classic pumpkin spice late. I even went to the mall to pick out some cozy clothing items to sport on my way to econ. As I threw on my comfy long, white cardigan and zipped up my boots, I excitedly pranced outside ready to step on the crunchy, beautiful leaves that accompany fall. Too bad when I walk outside, it is EIGHTY degrees.

I do NOT understand Maryland weather. One second it is scorching hot, the next it’s cold with flurries. Sometimes there’s even the torrential downpour for a week straight. This state just can’t seem to make up its mind on what season it wants to live in! I was ready to pack away my running shorts and oversized tee-shirts for good- until now. If I wanted a school that was hot year-round I would have attended University of Miami.  The last thing I want to do is sit in a lecture hall with 200 of my closest friends, shoulder to shoulder drenched in sweat. I was not prepared for this. I did not sign up for this. I was even planning on listening to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” later this week! Instead, ill have to revert back to my sublime playlist on spotify- perfect for the summer weather!

Hopefully soon we can look forward to pumpkins, turkeys, the holidays, and hot chocolate. BUT, apparently this year in Maryland, its being put off a little bit. So, for the time being, ladies, hold off on the hot drinks and blankets and get ready for some more sunshine.


Sarah Smith is a junior at the University of Michigan, Class of 2012, majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Forum, Michigan's Greek Life Newspaper, and the secretary of Michigan's chapter of Ed2010. Sarah is also an active member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and she currently serves Michigan's Panhellenic Association as the Vice President of Public Relations.  A native of Sterling Heights, MI, she has been a Michigan fan since birth and loves spending Saturday mornings cheering on her Wolverines. Some of her favorite things include The Office, Audrey Hepburn, women's magazines, and microwave popcorn - preferably with lots of butter and salt!