Cold students look for a warm solution

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Cold students look for a warm solution

The cold weather seems to last forever during winter

The cold weather seems to last forever during winter

Zekiah, illistration

The cold weather seems to last forever during winter

Zekiah, illistration

Zekiah, illistration

The cold weather seems to last forever during winter

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Making that quick 3-minute dash between Huss and the temporary buildings for your language class. The decision in the cold winter months between lugging around your winter coat to your classes, or walking around the school for a shorter time outside, which will make you late to class. A warm walkway would make students more comfortable going to class. In temperatures that feel like -20℉, even a short time outside can cause illnesses such as colds and cases of the flu. The average teenager gets between two to four colds a year which can result in up to 8 days missed school.

In temperatures that feel like -20℉, even a short time outside can cause illnesses such as colds and cases of the flu”

A warm walkway would help students learn, and cause less disease. When your body is cold it makes your blood vessels narrow so your body can keep its heat. This means that it takes more time for your brain to warm up which wastes the start of class. This would not be a problem if students wore jackets and hats while walking to the temporary classes but students aren’t doing this because many of them only have one class there a day, so it is not worth it to carry a big jacket around all day for a 3-minute walk. The cold weather weakens your ability to fight the disease, so even the little walk can make you miss days of school. At Saint Paul Academy and Summit School from grades 9-12 during the winter getting a cold is a common thing which could easily be prevented. The school already has multiple walkways connecting other buildings providing a warm protected area to get around the school. It would encourage students to meet during their free times with the teachers and not having to run to class because of the cold. 

Most students will probably be able to relate to being cold in school and having to rush around the school because of it. Even if you can’t relate, you should argue for students to be comfortable in their own school and not have to be worried about getting sick or being cold in school.

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