Originally Published February 19, 2007
A new and scary epidemic has hit students in the local school district and surrounding areas – an overdose of snow days. Dubbed OS (OverSnow) by health care professionals, this epidemic has affected students of all ages, and even has by-passed the age-brain barrier and affected adults too (primarily teachers). The first symptoms manifest as repeated uploads of WXTQ’s school closing website or the repeated calling of WXTQ with a continued asking of, “Is our school closed?” Further symptoms include sleeplessness (staying up late), followed by fatigue (sleeping in late) and a generally joyful demeanor. However, if the disease runs too long, students may complain that they will die of boredom. Secondary symptoms can be passed to parents in the form of anxiety and annoyance at these whining outbursts.