ACT rescheduled

On February 20, the Juniors expected to come to school to take their dredded ACT. Some students had been preparing all year, and were more than ready to take their test; others will never be ready. The day before the ACT, the SPPS school district declared a snow day, cancelling school and rescheduling the ACT.

Most students were overjoyed by the news of not having to sit through the four hour test just yet. While others felt that it just prolonged their anxiety about the whole testing situation.

The ACT was rescheduled for March 12, almost a month after the original date.

I asked three different Juniors how they were feeling about the ACT, and they all had different responses:

Liliana said she was “Ready for the test to be over with,” and “She just wanted to take it already.”

Cristina said she felt like “The rescheduling just extended peoples anxiety about the test.”

Brandon was the only one I asked who was “Relieved that we (Juniors) got the extra time to prepare.”

Even though they all had different opinions, they all shared one same comment, that they were nervous.

Before the ACT try to:

  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Get 8 hours of sleep
  • Look over practice problems
  • And relax

Hopefully, they will be able to calm their nerves before march 12, and do amazing on their ACT’s. Good luck juniors!

Snow storms on the West Coast!

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The U.S. has been going through a rough winter so far this year. With the polar vortex hitting the Midwest in late January, and the heavy snow storms on the Northern Eastern coast, the newest area to be affected with this snow storm is the West Coast. Squaw Valley, in California, had its snowiest month on record, according to The Guardian. Snow was also seen falling near Pasadena and West Hollywood.

More snowfalls have also took their tolls in areas in Oregon.

Going back to California, a state that is mainly familiar to sunshine and low precipitation, it had one of its snowiest Februaries the state has ever seen. Although it saw massive snow storms hitting many parts of the state, it didn’t break the record of the snowiest month of all time for the state of California. Tamarack, California holds the record of the snowiest month in the state, 390 inches of snow fell back in January 1911, and it holds that record according to

Not only California and Oregon were hit with tremendous amounts of snow. Arizona and Las Vegas, yes, Las Vegas, were hit with an uncommon weather storm. In Flagstaff, Arizona, the region was buried in snow, exactly 35.9 inches according to CNN. The city was under a state of emergency. The snow that fell that day became the snowiest single day in recorded history in Flagstaff, Arizona. Breaking the previous record of 31 inches back in 1915.

The roads in Northern Arizona were so bad that the Arizona Department of Transportation was urging everyone not to travel through that region. Arizona State troopers say they responded to more than 400 calls for stranded vehicles and slide-offs in 24 hours.

Now, in Las Vegas, we don’t see as much snow compared to the nearby cities and states, but the fact it even snowed in Sin City was trending nationwide. Las Vegas had over 4 inches of snow. Due to the residents not being used to snow, or never witnessing snowfall in their lives, travel became slick and hard in Las Vegas. Schools in Las Vegas were closed due to the snow according to Accuweather.

We’re only 3 months into 2019, but this year alone, for weather across the nation, has broken so many records in unusual places, and it still may have more records to break.