Winter weather takes students by storm


Ryan Feinberg, STAFF WRITER
The recent winter, and its ferocious drops in temperature, has taken Beverly by storm, sparking reactions comparable to those of an ice age.
The students of Beverly have made statements of concern about the cold weather.
Senior Jonathan Leiter was a victim of the arctic climate.
“It was so cold, I thought it was Antarctica,” senior Jonathan Leiter metaphorically explained. “I could not even go outside.”
Junior Pauline Bakshian concurred with Leiter’s opinion but noted the unpredictability of the weather.
“I am not used to waking up one morning seeing rain and the next day being able to wear shorts,” Bakshian explained.
Junior Danny Licht, a notorious jokester, created a Twitter account (@HowItFeelsLA) to report weather in a unique manner. For example, Licht tweeted, “what mom says is a ‘gorgeous day’” to describe a day of higher temperature with clear skies.
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Conversely, on a chillier day, Licht tweeted, “cold and empty,” and later, “a refrigerator, but darker.”
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Aside from Licht’s Twitter account, is complaining about the weather really necessary, or do people just find something arbitrary to complain about? Complaining is not a useful tool to evoke change, although it at least can identify problems, some of which are fixable, some of which are not. However, the people feeling the effects of the weather cannot change the weather, so complaining is entirely pointless.
In fact, 90212’s average temperature for January is 56.3 °F, which is quite near the temperatures of the past month.
Perhaps the denizens of our area have become so accustomed to the California weather that a slight drop (even in winter, imagine that) is chilling. I think this adversity will accustom us for whatever phenomena lie ahead.
If the outdoors become so bitterly cold that you find it hard to do anything enjoyable, make some hot chocolate and curl up with your family to watch a movie.