Snow days only cause more stress for students

Let’s get something straight here: snow days are not fun anymore. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly hasn’t been paying very close attention as of late.

Don’t get me wrong, a snow day can be fun, but for the typical college student, they are not. They have ultimately become another source of stress.

Why is this? Well, to be brutally honest, it’s because we simply don’t have the time for them anymore.

Once upon a time, back in grade school, a snow day was often thought of as a day off or a long weekend. Since public school districts always tacked on replacement days at the end of the school year, snow days literally were just an extra day off that week because we were never pressured to get back on schedule.

In college, however, every snow day is simply a day we’ll never get back. Because there are no makeup days, instructors have to double the work load for students in order to keep on track. And, as we all know, more time spent on school work means less to spent on other things like extracurricular activities and a social life.

For those students who hold down regular jobs while they’re not at school, a heavier course load is even harder to make time for, and many of those students may find at least one area of their lives suffering the consequences.

Whether it’s our home life, social life, work schedule, sleep schedule or our grades, some area of our daily life is going to have to be sacrificed in order to keep everything else in check.

Keep this in mind, fellow students, as we continue to make our way through this winter. And quit praying for those “miraculous” snow days. You’re only making it worse for everybody.