Indiana Area Senior High School

Winter fun is starting to flurry

By Meghan Rummel

When the ground is covered, students at IHS bundle up and take full advantage of the snow.


Junior Alivia Marsh says that her “favorite thing to do in the snow is building igloos. I have a tool that forms blocks out of snow to create the base for the igloo, and once you get started it’s something you feel like you have to finish. My family sometimes has competitions to see who can build the best igloo when we get a lot of snow. It’s really fun.” Junior Mia Shaffer added, “I like sled riding with my siblings when we get a lot of snow.”


Warm foods are definitely common during winter, Marsh says “my favorite food to eat in the winter is grilled cheese sandwiches. After being outside in the snow, when I come inside I make myself and my friends grilled cheese sandwiches. And they’re so easy to make.” Junior Steven Budash stated that “I don’t hunt, but I know people who do, so usually around this time of the year we get a lot of deer meat, jerky, bologna, venison burgers, kielbasa, etc. and it always slaps.”


There are some downsides to the winter season, Shaffer expressed, “I don’t like when it’s super cold, it just makes everyone miserable and no one wants to go anywhere or do anything because it is so cold,” Budash added, “my favorite thing about winter is when it ends, I hate not being able to play baseball. That’s probably the most frustrating part for me. It also doesn’t help that I hate anything below 40 degrees.”

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Seasonal flavors start to float around town when it starts to snow. Shaffer stated, “My favorite winter drink is the caramel brulée latte from Starbucks.” Budash added, “my mom makes a tasty little hot chocolate with peppermint once a year, so I’d have to go with that.”

 

The school year definitely gets affected by the winter storms, Marsh expressed that her “favorite thing about winter is the 2-hour delays and snow days. It’s refreshing in a way to wake up and go back to sleep for 2 more hours, I’ve noticed on days we have 2-hour delays I feel so much more energized in school. And on days where there are cancellations, I make the most out of it and relax. 

 

Overall, there’s a variety of things to do and participate in this season, and it’s only here for a short while, so make the most of it!

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