Students Disagree about Snow at SJHS

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 17:06

A few weeks ago, the citizens of Springville woke up to a pristine ivory blanket of snow on the ground. Many people probably greeted it with a cry of joy, but others might have been thinking of scraping cars, shoveling sidewalks, and driving and walking on icy, wet roads. Some of the students at SJHS share this opinion, while others are more optimistic about the recent precipitation.
Celeborn Stringham, a seventh grader at SJHS, loves the snow. According to him, the snow is fun because you can go sledding, build forts, and have snowball fights (outside of school of course). There are a lot of other fun activities that you can do in the snow like ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and making snowmen.
Some students feel that there are just as many reasons to dislike snow as there are reasons to like it. Aaron Stoddard, an eight-grade snow-hater at SJHS, said, “I hate snow, mostly because its cold and wet, and I’m from California where it’s warm and sunny.” There are plenty of kids who, like Aaron, can’t wait for the long winter months to end.
Not everyone is so strongly opinionated on this topic. Jennifer Bate, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I love it for a while, but it gets really old after Christmas.” Whether students like or not, snow has come to Utah, and it's probably going to stay a lot longer than after Christmas.

Christopher Taylor, SJHS Staff Writer