Student column: Welcome, spring!Spring is here and, by golly, we love it! I have not heard one person complaining about the recent warm weather. Last week it hit 70 degrees in March. That is almost a record.
By: Marissa Opp, The Farmington Independent
Spring is here and, by golly, we love it!
I have not heard one person complaining about the recent warm weather. Last week it hit 70 degrees in March. That is almost a record.
This year Minnesota’s weather has been all over the place. Warm all winter, then snow and ice in February, then 70s in March? No matter how weird it is, I will take it.
Spring is a great time of year. It starts to get warm, and people seem more cheery. I don’t know if it’s the weather or being able to get out of their houses, but everyone is usually in a better mood.
Every night so far I have either gone, or seen, people outside doing things. It doesn’t matter whether they are biking, rollerblading or walking their dogs, but a ton of people are getting outdoors, which is great. That’s one of the benefits of spring.
Another thing I have noticed at the high school is that the second it got warmer, people started wearing brighter colors: pinks, greens, whites. This may have absolutely nothing to do with it being nicer out, but I thought it was kind ironic. No more black on black.
The thing that probably jumps into any student’s mind when they hear “spring” is spring break, the week we get off of school. People do many different things with this week. Students and their families will take vacations all over the country, but no matter what they are doing, everyone loves it. I mean, it’s a free week off school, when we all desperately need it. Who wouldn’t love it?
Spring, though, also has some drawbacks. It is allergy season, which causes people to sniff and sneeze all over the place. The flowers may be a pretty sight, but the cause many people some discomfort for a few weeks a year.
I’m lucky enough to not have to deal with them, but I hear how terrible they are from many of my friends. Another drawback of spring is the spring cleaning that most families have to do every year. My mom would not categorize this as a drawback because she likes to clean and organize things, but to me it is definitely a huge drawback of spring. I don’t like having to spend my weekends cleaning house.
One last, quick thing that is also terrible about spring: the awful cow manure smell we get to enjoy every day. Ask any high schooler, the smell after school is not fun to experience. Ewwwww!
Spring is full of bright colors, warm weather and the very-enjoyed break. People are usually in a better mood, which makes everything seem more enjoyable. One of the best things about spring is it proves that summer is only a few months away and school’s closer to being done.
Marissa Opp is a student at Farmington High School. Her column appears every other week.