Opinion: Spring Stinks



One of the Problems with Spring

Brendan Quinn, Staff Writer

Now hang on, before you start to freak out because I said spring stinks, let me explain.  

Every year when spring comes around everyone all over is excited. This means that winter is finally over, school is coming to a close in a couple of months and there will be plenty of warm days ahead. Except, not everyone is happy when spring finally rolls around.

More than 50 Million people in the U.S suffer from seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever) have many symptoms. They can cause, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, red and itchy/watery eyes, and headaches. Seasonal allergies are actually caused by a mistake your body makes. The body mistakes pollen for mold spores attempting to enter into the body and then proceeds to get rid of them. This isn’t fun for anyone.

Removing the pollen means that the body has to get it out as a sneeze. This basically causes you to feel sick, but instead of getting over it, you just feel bad everyday. Usually that sick feeling lasts most of the spring until the summer when everything isn’t blooming all at once again.

The weather is another issue. The spring season can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. Some days it’s super hot while others it’s pouring rain and chilly. Then after it rains, it gets warm again. But it’s not only warm, it gets humid as well because of the rain. It’s the kind of humidity that makes you sweat no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

Basically to sum it all up, spring has 3 major problems. The pollen that brings the allergies, the fact that school is just so close to ending and yet so far, and the weather that just can’t decide how to feel. So that’s why in my opinion, spring stinks.