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What a Way to Cook

With temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees Wayne Hills Student and Staff had to adjust everyday life.
Anya Hogan
Matt Thompson cools off by the fan.

Whether you like the warm weather or not, most people can agree the heat trapped in Wayne Hills is not ideal. With temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees with lots of humidity in classrooms, the heat made it very hard to focus and do work in class during the first days of school. 

We were able to interview some of the fellow Wayne Hills community and gathered their thoughts and opinions on the heat for the first week of school.

We asked senior Kayla DiToro how the heat has affected her appetite and her water intake. She said, “I’ve been drinking a lot more water and for half days we haven’t been eating lunch so that does cause more headaches so water is my best friend.”  This is a very understandable concern and others in the school agree. Especially with the half days, it was hard to get a snack in to feel more energized. Most of the school carried around water bottles and would hydrate continuously.

Many people have reported that they have struggled staying focused in class due to the heat and humidity. A few distractions listed were having to drink lots of water, excessive sweating, sticking to desks, and headaches.

Senior Matthew Thompson said, “It fogs my brain and I hate sticking to the desk. It’s not fun.” As you can tell, Wayne Hills students are not very fond of the heat and the struggles that come with it. The teachers are feeling this way as well. 

Gym teacher Mr. Porta explained how his clothing choices were affected. “I’ve been wearing stuff that’s loose and airy,” he said.

Many other students and staff reported about clothing alterations as well. Many people had to make slight changes in their day to make sure they are as comfortable as they can be in the heat.

The Wayne Hills community was definitely affected negatively by this heat wave in their first week of school. Most people are looking forward to the fall season rolling in and cooling the school down. 

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Megan Weiss, Writer
Megan Weiss is a member of the Journalism class at Wayne Hills. She has the opportunity to write stories about popular things going on in the world. She has so much fun doing this and loves to share her stories with everyone. Megan is a senior and has played for the High School Soccer team since Freshman year and she has played the sport for many years before that. She is also a part of the Art program and has been drawing since she was very young. Her favorite things to write about are popular trends and school news. Her favorite color is blue and she loves going to the beach. Megan loves to write and wants to continue to write in her future.
Anya Hogan is a senior at Wayne Hills. She is a staff writer, and is a first year journalism student and loves to write about pop-culture! Anya works at Anthony Francos here in Wayne. She loves to go shopping, hangout with family and friends, and napping. Anya enjoys heading down the shore in the summer and spending countless hours by the pool. If Anya could live anywhere in the world it would be Italy or Bora Bora. Anya hopes to travel the world and become a Real Estate Agent. Anya plays soccer, is a historian for SDA and a Co-lead for Relay for Life.

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