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Student column: Snow or no snow, students unhappy

As you may know, many schools had a snow day two weeks ago on March 5. That is a very rare occasion.

There have been days when cars were in ditches, accidents were happening left and right and cars were sliding off roads due to the ice. Even the school buses were 20 minutes late to school due to road conditions and we didn't even have a snow day. Lots of people have been asking for a snow day for a long time. In the winter, I could go on Twitter and almost every post would be about how much students wanted a snow day.

So, you'd think that when we finally got one, those people would be excited. Wrong. On the snow day, I went on Twitter and all I saw was tweets saying how much people wanted school. What's funny is the people who said they wanted school were the same people who previously said they wanted a snow day.

The reason everyone wanted school was because it was the day before finals. That day was going to be dedicated to review for our tests. It is my first year experiencing finals, and they were scary enough as it was with a full day of review the day before the actual tests. Luckily, thanks to our new iPads, our teachers were able to electronically send out review packets and study guides through a school app. So, when we finally had a snow day, I can guarantee that almost every student spent that time cooped up in their house studying hard for their finals. Not the most ideal way to spend a rare snow day, but you have to do what you have to do.

So then finals were over and everyone could breathe a sigh of relief. That peace didn't last long, because the new trimester started three days later. And this is the last trimester of the year. That means everyone is getting anxious for school to end and summer to start. I don't know if it's only me, but getting used to all my new classes is harder than one would think. One of the main reasons is because I keep wanting to go to my old classrooms instead of my new ones.

I don't think it's only me who feels this way, but the first week or two of the new trimester goes by so slow. This is due to getting in the new routine of your classes. Also, when you first start up a class, you don't have too much work to do, and that actually makes the time go by much slower. But I guess we can't complain about not having any homework. I'm sure the teachers will make up for the lack of homework in the coming weeks.

After an unfortunately placed snow day, finals and the start of a new trimester, I hope all you students have a chance to sit back and take a much deserved break.

Becca Opp is a student at Farmington High School.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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