Photos by Jenny North
By Will Huston
After a few winter storms, the area around FC has recently been seeing some warmer weather, making some sports players eager about the arrival of spring.
“I just feel like we’ve had too much winter,” said sophomore Kristen Burger, who plays on the softball team.
Others, however, believe that the cold is going to stick around for a while longer.
“I have a feeling it’s going to be a little colder [for a while,]” said sophomore Gabbi Jenkins, who plays on the softball team.
Since school started back again in winter, there have already been numerous snow days, enough to halve spring break, but for sports players, it cost more than part of their spring break. Many students have not been able to get outside to train for their sport
“By this time we’re normally outside, but this year due to the weather we’re stuck inside,” said senior Grant Foster, who runs on the track team.
As the weather has been keeping more students inside, some have been finding alternative ways to stay fit.
“[We’re] having three hour practices everyday once the season starts,” said junior tennis player Erin Patterson.
Even with setbacks, many veteran players expect a lot from their team, such as sophomore Tony Murphy, who runs on track.
“I think we’re going to really improve, especially with the young runners,” said Murphy.
Other teams have charities to keep in mind, such as the softball team, which plans to have a themed game to raise money for cancer on May 2.
Though winter does not technically end until March 20, some believe the weather will not be cold for much longer.
“I think it’s going to stay cold for a while, but once it heats up, it’s not going back,” said Murphy.
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By Will Huston
It is only the start of November, and already students have been seen wearing heavy coats and jeans. The weather in the early mornings, around the time that most students find themselves waiting for the bus, has dipped down in the 30s and 40s in the past couple of weeks. Teachers too, are noticing the cold, such as meteorology teacher C.J. Jackson.
“[It’s] definitely colder than last year.”
Many students agree that the winter is going to be a cold, snowy one, though some such as freshman Ryan Parker are skeptical.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a snowy winter,” said Parker, saying such due to the lack of snowy winters in the past few years.
Some students, like sophomore Matthew Jewell wonder how long the season is going to be, saying that the winter is going to be a little longer.
Of course, a cold winter may result in snow days, and members of staff don’t really like the idea.
“I’d like for it to play out to where we had no snow days,” said assistant principal Joe Voelker.
Even some students aren’t so willing for snow days, considering the finite amount of summer break students are getting, such as senior Peyton Winchell.
“I don’t want any snow days; I want to finish [school] early.”
Voelker also talked about how students should prepare for bad weather, recommending that all students have a jacket to wear at the bus stop.
While some are wondering exactly how bad this winter is going to be, Jackson is confident in his belief of how the seasons’ going to play out.
“ [The winter] won’t be as warm as last year, but it won’t be as cold as our worst year.”