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The Blue & Gray Press | August 23, 2019

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Staff Editorial: Spring winds whisk students into end of semester

Don’t like the weather? Just give it a minute. In case you didn’t know, the first day of spring was last Wednesday, but the recent snowfall must’ve missed the memo. Now, we have to admit, snow isn’t our favorite thing to see in late March, but at least it gets classes canceled. Well, not completely, but we’ll take the two-hour delay. We did miss out on those canceled classes over Spring Break, but it’s the thought that counts.

For all the fans of warmer weather, we at the Bullet have some good news. It looks like spring might finally be here, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll forgive Punxsutawney Phil this time; who can blame him for being a little confused? So get out those pastel shorts and boat shoes, boys. Girls, get your sundresses ready. The weather forecast shows a steady climb from the 50s upward, even possibly hitting the 70s next weekend. (Let’s keep our fingers crossed, though.)

If you grumbled at the sight of a snow-covered campus at the end of March, maybe you’ll find getting used to wearing sunglasses after 7 p.m. a little easier to manage. Now that it’s warming up, we’re looking forward to emerging from our hibernation and venturing back to the great outdoors. Among some of our favorite springtime activities are biking to our favorite picnic spots, reading a nice book out on Ball Circle, attending sporting events to support the home team and enjoying a nice walk downtown.

Unfortunately, this nice weather sure doesn’t help senioritis. With graduation only about a month and a half away, adding spring fever to the mix only makes it worse. At least we seniors get a nice-weather sendoff as we embark into the real world. Enjoy this spring at the University of Mary Washington, and while you’re finishing off the last assignments of the year and preparing for exams, don’t forget to step outside for a bit of fresh air.