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The Five W’s of Snow Days: Who, What, Where, When, and Why
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The Five W’s of Snow Days: Who, What, Where, When, and Why

By Hannah Levitt ’11 FOCUS EDITOR
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The East Vision

Here in East Grand Rapids, snow days are a hot commodity. They generally occur no more than once or twice a year, if that. The recent snow days have students asking, “what constitutes a snow day?” Is it just the pure luck of flushing an ice cube down the toilet, wearing your pj’s inside out, and praying to Elvis, or is there more to it than that?

Some students are under the impression that they are personally responsible for snow days.

“What can I say, I know how to pull some strings,” hottie-with-a-student-body President Kyle Seasly ’11 said.

However, the truth of the matter is that the decision to call off school is a shared decision amongst Woodcliff administrators, and there are a number of factors that go into making the decision.

“The call is made often early in the morning and is based on the question, can we travel on the roads and on the sidewalks?” Director of Guidance Larry Fisher said.

Fisher explained that the second snow day that we had was due to the fact that the sidewalks weren’t plowed, which creates a dangerous situation for those students who walk to school (or those unfortunate underclassmen who are forced to walk from where they park three blocks away).

“Safety is really number one,” Fisher said.

No matter what goes into the decision, students are always happy to receive a snowday.

“When I found out there were...

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