Around this time of the year, you see people around the school starting to mope and whine, posting pictures on instagram from summer and trying to remember nights where the sun set a 9 o’clock. They reminisce about when the weather stayed somewhere in the mid 80’s. In reality, there's a saying for those who live in Iowa, "if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes, it will change."
The next sign that spring fever it setting in is when one hears people talking about their spring sports. After talking with freshman Nolan Smith, he said, “ I love spring because it's track season, and I’m out to break records.”
This kind of chatter can be heard all over the school since recently the winter sports came to a close. “The snow is [almost] gone, and we can get outside to start track,” said senior Carly Johnston.
Finally the biggest clue that spring fever is in full swing is if one walks through local stores and sees winter coats hung alongside of swimsuits. It's simply a genius way to make money. When the buyers are craving the hot sun and cool pool water they will start buying their new summer attire to ease their spring fever sickness. At the same time, they are also purchasing winter coats on sale to get a good deal.
If a person waits long enough, the weather in Iowa will soon change. In the mean time, button up coats and wear mittens, because it's not going to change anytime soon.