Spring into season

By Patricia J. Sheehan
March 16, 2006

It’s time to break out the dust-covered flip-flops and finally drive with the windows down. The long, cold wait is coming to an end. The sun is staying out a little longer, the air is becoming warmer and birds’ singing wakes you up instead of your alarm clock. Spring will officially be here March 21.

Amanda Andersen, a sophomore marketing major, said, “Now you don’t have to freeze in your car for a half an hour before your heat turns on. I can drive with my windows down!”

The first day of spring is also known as the day when the vernal equinox occurs. The Northern Hemisphere becomes tilted more and the sun is directly above the equator on its trip northward. This makes equal daylight and nighttime hours and only occurs twice a year.

This is when the long, cold winter finally subsides and the one day of the entire year when someone can get free water ice from Rita’s.

Spring sports like baseball, tennis, softball, golf, outdoor track and field and lacrosse are getting hyped for their upcoming seasons. Now is the time when students can finally poke their heads out of the residence halls and watch their friends demolish Eastern and Gwynedd Mercy.

New spring fashions have been teasing shoppers in mall windows since the end of January, and many are finally getting their chance to show off the new trends.

“I like spring because you don’t have to look like Stay-Puft Marshmallow when you go outside. I like wearing tank tops and flowy skirts, and now I can finally break them out of my closet!” Andersen said.

This spring, a revival of the classic, preppy looks of the 1960s will be all the rage, according to Vogue.com. There will also be big, colorful designs centered around African, psychedelic and Bauhaus inspired motifs that will catch everyone’s eye. Puffed sleeves, doily patterns and kimono-inspired tops and dresses are also popular picks of Vogue. Finally the “reinvented pantsuit” will take over with its new pin-thin tailoring and chic endless patterns and designs.

So get ready folks, because spring is finally on its way. It’s time to finally venture outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Maybe go see a Cabrini lacrosse game or break in those new flirty tops. After all, it won’t be long until we’re all sick of the 100 degree weather.

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