Summer is undisputedly better than winter


Calendar courtesy HMCPS

Summer marks the end of the school year and the beginning of the long summer break. The last day of school is June 15.

The fun, hot summer filled with parties and long days at the pool slowly turns cooler and cooler, with a slight breeze making everything feel cold. Soon enough, winter comes and the grass is frosty every morning. By 5 p.m., the sky is pitch black and most people get little daylight after their grueling day at work or school. In the miserable depths of winter, it is easy to remember that summer reigns supreme.

People may say that being cold is better than being hot, as layering is always possible, as opposed to wearing the bare minimum and still sweating profusely in the summer. Of course, nobody enjoys sweating, but nothing feels better than enjoying ice cream by the pool or taking a dip into the cool, refreshing water to ease the pains of the summer heat. 

People also may enjoy the numerous holidays that winter has to offer, including Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, whereas summer has two holidays: Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. While there may not be as many holidays throughout the duration of summer, summer itself is one long holiday for students and adults taking vacations just for the sake of relaxing rather than visiting family.

The winter season also creates an environment where soups and warm beverages like hot chocolate taste better while simultaneously warming up a person. When these foods are consumed by the fireplace, it creates a cozy vibe within a person. Plus, nothing beats waking up in the morning to see snowfall and a message from work or school that there’s a delayed opening or altogether cancellation for that day. However, the summer allows cold beverages to be even more refreshing and encourages the local grill master to come out of hibernation, as they take the tarps off of their grills and start barbecuing, creating the wonderful scent of wood-smoked meats wafting through the air of neighborhoods and parks.

In the winter, people are also able to experience season-specific sports – such as skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and snowball fights – without having to worry about suffering from heatstroke, dehydration or sunburn. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies don’t have to face them in the winter time when all the allergens disappear. On the other hand, in the summer, going on vacations allows people to experience different cultures and climates all while relaxing. College students have the burden removed of constantly worrying about grades and studying for quizzes and assignments as they migrate back home, spend their days at an internship or job, or just have fun every day without following a structured schedule.

In addition, everyone wastes the sunlight in the winter as they are working or at school and by the time the day ends, there’s little to no time left in the sun. This leaves everyone’s free hours of the day to be spent in the darkness. The summer allows people to have fun, relax on the beach or an exotic new place, hang out with friends and eat the most comforting of comfort foods ever: ice cream.