October means falling leaves, cooler temperatures, Halloween decorations and, at BYU, getting ready for General Conference. Conference weekend can mean a lot of different things to different people. We want to find out what it means to students, so we asked students what their favorite Conference traditions are.
“We have a big buffet breakfast on Sunday morning.” — Dave Rowe, advertising, Orem “We will order about 20 boxes of pizza on Saturdays, and on Sundays we make our own pizza. Last time we made about 40 pizzas.” — Grant Myers, cryptzoology, San Diego, Calif. “When we were little, if we were reverent my parents would fill up a jar with candy corn. If we filled up the jar, then we got to go to the pumpkin patch.” — Julia Brim, psychology, Spokane, Wash. “We make pumpkin waffles and have a girls’ night after Priesthood session.” — Megan Conrad, political science, Springville “In my family we call it pajama church because we don’t have to go anywhere.” — Melissa Mendenhall, music, Temple, Texas “We go on family vacation. We usually all go somewhere to watch it; this year we are going to St. George.” — Michael Abbott, sophomore, Orem “My family all comes together and watches Conference together.” — Nick Henderson, public relations, Orem “My family all gets together, and after Priesthood session we all get banana splits.” — Rachel Ockey, pre-vocal performance, Mapleton “Back home we would always stay in pajamas and make cookies.” — Rachel Smith, genetics, Columbia, S.C. “In my family we make waffles and watch it in our pajamas.” — Scott Whitworth, business management, California