Walkin’ in a Texas wonderland

by Nicholas Casarez | Sports Editor

Snow: a common occurrence anywhere North of the Mason-Dixon line, but still a major rarity here in the Lone Star State.

While winter in most places is full of snow and enjoyable cold weather, here in Texas, snow, if any at all, is equivalent to Jesus’ second coming. Kids across the country may walk out of their houses and fall face first into snow, but here in Texas, children would be harshly greeted by a face full of cement. It’s a hard knock life for us Texans, and it is one of the sacrifices of living in this otherwise wonderful state.

“I’ve always been jealous of places that snow, the kids always look like they’re having a lot of fun in the movies and TV shows that I see, but that’s about as much experience that I have,” senior Darrell Correia said.

Others have recently been removed from their winter wonderlands and relocated here. It’s been a bit of a culture shock for many of them, and leads to often interesting winter wardrobe choices.

“It’s not even cold here, I mean I’m perfectly comfortable wearing basketball shorts like every day. I think it’s funny when I walk around and I see people dressed in big jackets and pants,” sophomore Spencer Miller said.

A majority of those no longer in their natural habitat are in denial and would seemingly do anything to get back.

“I absolutely loved it; I skied all the time, made snowmen. It’s no fun not being able to do any of that,” senior Raquel Kimm said.

Many snow loving fanatics see Texas as a straight-jacket of warmth and heat that they can’t escape from, but for people who don’t care much for the cold, it’s the perfect place to hang your hat.

“I’ve never cared much for the cold, I’ve gotten to play with snow and everything and I guess it’s just not for me. I mean I plan on living here my whole life, ’cause I love the warm temperature,” senior John Eustrom said.

Even some of those who grew up buried in snow favor the Texas weather, which is shocking because of all of the praise that it seems to garner.

“I mean it’s fun for a couple of minutes, then you’re like alright and then you’re bored of it and go inside. That’s pretty much how it went every day,” senior Savannah Gaston.

The infamous snow day of 2010 may still be fresh on students’ minds, but maybe living with cold weather isn’t all it’s cut out to be.

“Snow’s overrated, I really feel like I could live my whole life without seeing snow and not be missing that much,” Eustrom said.

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