Fall Ranked Fourth Favorite Season by Students in Survey


The temperature is slowly starting to drop, darkness comes a little earlier each evening, and the leaves are starting to change colors. Fall has arrived.

Sept. 22 marks the autumnal equinox – also known as the first day of fall.

In a survey of 100 SFU students, participants ranked fall as their fourth-favorite season.

Thirty of the students surveyed said that summer was their favorite time of the year, citing the warm weather as the primary reason for ranking it No. 1.

Other explanations from students for why summer is the best season included longer days, a break from school and just enjoying the outdoors.

Winter finished a close second as students’ favorite season, receiving 28 votes. Many of the people that ranked winter first have a passion and a love for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the winter holiday season in general.

Twenty-four students voted spring as their favorite season, including junior Communications major Zahree Harrison.

“Spring is my favorite season because you’ll always make great memories on spring break,” said the Philadelphia native.

Fall placed fourth in the informal survey with 18 votes. Many of those who voted for fall as the top season said they enjoyed all the different sports that start back up during the autumn months.