Snow Day 2012
“Oh the weather outside is…”
These were the first words spoken by Mrs. Richards on Monday, January 23, 2012.
The day started out like no other. As students rode into school, they saw a peculiar sight: the faculty adorned in furry jackets and snow boots held signs as well as ski’s and snowboards galore. Most of the students had no clue what was happening. Some assumed it was mere advertising for the school’s annual auction event, Madcap. However, others were able to decipher what the signs said:
“HONK IF YOU LOVE SNOW DAY!”
“It’s Snow Day!”
“Let it Snow!”
The day commenced in the theater and afterwards students explored the campus. Or should I say carnival? The mansion contained arcade games such virtual snowboarding and virtual racing as well an air hockey table and even two photo booths where students can take pictures to remember the day.
The carnival section was located on the top and bottom floor of the gym. On the bottom floor, there were two sections. On one side there was a mechanical surfboard and sumo wrestling. On the other side, there was a jumper/Velcro wall, a jumper obstacle course, and a bungee cord jumper (you are attached to a bungee chord and run until the cord pulls you back). The top floor had carnival games such as toss the football, mini-putt, and make the basket. But the piece-de-resistance was located on the field: (drum roll)… 2 TONS OF SNOW! Which could lead to one thing: snowball fights! Both teachers and students were involved in the pelting of balls made of snow and both teachers and students were having fun in this rare event of having snow in Hillsborough.
Finally, after students jumped, stuck to walls, raced, threw, sumo-ed, and any other verb you can think of related to the events of the day, students ended their day with a movie. Selections ranged from Despicable Me to Napoleon Dynamite to X-men: Origins. All-in-all, the day was something everyone enjoyed (especially after the unfortunate 49-er loss the day before) and everyone agreed that it was “the best Snow Day of them all.” As for me and this being my last Snow Day at CSUS, I couldn't agree more.