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From Gloomy Days of Winter, to Sunny Days of Spring

Heather Fernicola
chelsey and her mom enjoying a nice spring walk!

From sunshine to rain then storms and cloudy weather, seasons effect your mood and mental health in more ways then one.

The Wayne Hills students are finally breaking out of their baggy sweatpants and sweatshirts and are becoming more upbeat because spring is finally in the air.

With Spring coming into the air, many people are getting out of their seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that happens during a certain time of the year, normally winter. With shorter days and less daylight it might set off a chemical change into the brain leading to symptoms of depression.

Throughout the school year, we experience many different seasons with many different feelings and emotions. In the beginning of the school year we start with fall, fall which somehow has mostly rainy cloudy days where most people prepare themselves for winter by getting cozy on the couch and watching a sitcom like Gilmore Girls. 

One of the history teachers at Wayne Hills, Mr Krauze explains his love for Spring,

“I enjoy spring because of more daylight that we have and I love going on outdoor adventures. I also like spring because of how the temperature is moderate and the flowers blooming.”

Since many people enjoy lying on the couch in fall because it gives them an excuse to do so, we bring ourselves to the dark cold winter. Some may like winter and some may hate it. In winter some of us only see daylight while at school because of our after school activities. Many students find a lot of lying in bed time during this season because its dark and gloomy. 

When we change from winter to spring our emotions start to change, most of us feel more energetic and happy when the sun starts coming out. For us it means its time to put our baggy sweatpants, sweatshirts, and oversized coats away. The weather gets warmer which many people enjoy. People see flowers blooming and cherry blossom trees becoming the prettiest pink color which could make someone’s day. 

From fall, winter, and spring, many Wayne Hills students feelings fluctuate. 

Claudia Gail, a junior from Wayne Hills states, “I do love all seasons, I really do but I would say my feelings are more upbeat when it is nicer outside. In the winter all I ever want to do is lay around because it’s always so dark, but when spring comes around I feel inspired to go on walks around my neighborhood because of the sunshine around me.”

Many students find themselves in a situation like Claudia including myself. During winter I could not get myself out of my bed, I could never just go on a walk outside. I felt like the weather gave me an excuse to lay in my bed even on the weekends and just watch TV. 

As we are now approaching spring, some students ask themselves, Will I be more productive this spring?

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Chelsey Fernicola
Chelsey Fernicola, staff writer
Chelsey Fernicola is a Junior at Wayne Hills. She is a staff writer who also does the dance team, is a varsity cheerleader, and is Maroon Aerobics captain for SDA. This is Chelsey's first year being a staff writer and she enjoys writing about school news, national news, and fashion trends!

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