The snow day that could have been

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Sycamore Schools

To be safe, after school activities were cancelled on Jan. 22. Most controversially, Battle of the Sibs had to be rescheduled for Jan. 27.

 

Students at SHS could have been found wearing their pajamas inside out and flushing ice cubes down the toilet on Jan. 21. These crazy rituals are pursued with one main goal: a snow day.
When there was no school cancellation or delay, students were devastated. The intercom went on, but to students’ disbelief, after school activities were being cancelled rather than sending kids home early.
However, the mysterious snow that Cincinnatians did not have the pleasure of viewing did hit other states around Ohio. For cities where the blizzard hit, it may not have been one blissful snowday.
According to Brian Todd, Catherine E. Shoichet and Michael Pearson from CNN, “Days after a blizzard clobbered the East Coast, officials across the region were still dealing with a difficult problem: where to put all the snow.”
In what seemed like the blink of an eye, cities along the East Coast went from full color to pure white.
What is even scarier is that CNN confirmed “At least 37 people died as a result of the storm: 10 in New York, six in North Carolina, six in Virginia, four in South Carolina, three in   Pennsylvania, three in New Jersey and one each in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Delaware, and Washington.”
Shoveling is to blame for some of the deaths. Citizens who try to clear their homes and cars oftentimes feel repercussions for the strenuous labor.
James Barron and Sarah Maslin Nir from the New York Times even called the blizzard “one of the biggest blizzards ever recorded swept through the region, dumping more than two feet of snow in many cities.”
So yes, SHS would have loved a snow day. The blizzard would not have been as highly appreciated, though.
To be safe, after school activities were cancelled on the 22. Most controversially, Battle of the Sibs had to be rescheduled for Jan. 27.