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Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Winter Weather Causes Two Late-Starts and Two Days of School Closings in Two Weeks
Faye Bouck
Junior Drew Blackburn shoveling an entry way to help students and faculty have an easier path to use throughout the day.

With January snow comes harsh road conditions in Chicago giving Marist students late starts and even full days off.

Many inches of snow and a high of 13 degrees gave Marist students yet another late start on Friday, January 19 as weather continues to wreak havoc in Chicago. 

Icy roads and subzero temperatures have now caused four adjusted school days including two late starts, a snow day, and an asynchronous learning day because of the extreme cold.

“I think that because so many of our students drive themselves, that’s also a factor. So with the weather, lots of students who are driving themselves to school that are within a year, months, or a year and a half of having their license are not used to driving in such weather. So you have to understand that if they don’t make it early enough or at all, it impacts them,” said Mrs. Dunneback.

The effect of numerous inches of snow makes entering and exiting the school building difficult

Bipolar Illinois weather will continue as this snow may be gone as quickly as it showed up. It will remain chilly throughout the weekend of January 20, however Monday will finally bring us back above freezing temperatures and that trend will continue throughout the week including an 80% chance of rain on Tuesday according to the Apple weather app.

Although it may be projected to calm down soon, Chicagoans never truly know what to expect as this belated winter continues to cause chaos in the area.

Jack Meador shoveling his driveway
William Corley, Mackenzie Smith and Josiah Loera shoveling on our recent snow day
Jack Kwilose sent in this picture of his hard work clearing his driveway!
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I am Hayden Krupa, Senior at Marist. This is my 2nd year as a writer and 1st as an editor for MHS Media. I plan to major in sports journalism and I dream to one day cover Chicago sports for a living. I also want to play college hockey. I am a student ambassador for Marist, member of NHS, 2 sport Varsity athlete in hockey and lacrosse, and the commentator for Sandburg hockey.
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My name is Faye Bouck and I am a sophomore here at Marist. I play lacrosse for Marist and cheer for Mount Carmel. When I am at home I love to go for walks with my dog and watch One Tree Hill. My favorite thing to do when I am bored is go out with my friends or go to Swallow Cliff!
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Hi, my name is Drew Blackburn. I am currently a junior here at Marist. This year I hope to make the varisty lacrosse team and dean’s list. I enjoy watching Gilmore Girls and going out to eat with my friends. In journalism, I hope to improve my writing skills and be able to minor in journalism.
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