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Weather Wears Down Students Moral

McKenna Finley
Students huddle under awning for cover during rain.

As the rainy season drags on through February, students are struggling with where to sit at break and lunch due to the wet climate. Due to numerous benches being placed out in the open without an overhang, students often find trouble staying dry. 

Although there are a few open buildings, such as teacher classrooms, the CCC, the library, and the Wellness Center, during break, the library doesn’t allow “social groups” or “sitting.’ It is only to be used for library business and studying.

Library posted, “Open for Library Business Only. Sorry, no sitting or social social groups today!” (McKenna Finley)

As the weather grows more severe during this winter and into spring, the library’s lack of student seating during break’s 15-minutes causes trouble. Although there are alternatives to sitting in the library, like the wellness center, places such as those are a lot smaller and cannot fit the number of students who are in search of a dry, warm place. 

Some students, such as Cayden Waldrop, sophomore, explained that he sits at the tennis courts under the overhang when it’s raining. However, Samuel Harris, freshman, says he tries to go to the library when it’s raining, but when it’s closed, he tries to find benches with an overhang. 

The lack of seating causes many students to be drenched, cold, and uncomfortable, possibly leading to a lack of focus in classrooms. 

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McKenna Finley
McKenna Finley, Feature Editor
This will be my second year on the Dragon's Tale! My love for travel and journalism will help me craft beautiful feature stories. And, my need to hear about everyone's business will make captivating Op/Eds. I am a senior this year at SVHS and I joined the Dragon's Tale to better my writing skills. Some of my hobbies include hanging out with friends and exploring nature!
Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson, writer
This will be my first year on Dragon's Tale, and I'm super excited to get to know, and write about Sonoma Valley High! I'm a senior this year and also on the varsity volleyball team. I enjoy going out in nature and socializing with my friends. I'm always open to meeting new people, and that's what I'm most excited about when writing for The Dragon's Tale. For my last year of high school and last year in this class, I hope to capture SVHS's most important and enticing news so that students, teachers, and staff are interested in reading this year's newspaper!
Presley Sorensen
I am currently a senior at SVHS.  This is my first year writing with the Dragon’s Tale. I have played basketball at the high school on the varsity girls' basketball team all four years. Some of my interests include hanging out with friends, watching movies, and working out. I look forward to sharing interesting school news as well as displaying good-quality sporting photos to our community.

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