ASB retreat goes downhillFriday, February 09, 2007 By Caitlin Reilly
While the rest of the student body was in school as usual last week, some lucky students were up in the snow for a retreat. ASB members were released from school early last Thursday, February 1, to drive up to Tahoe for the annual retreat. Since the students sit for about four hours through a student government program, they were excused from school on Friday. To spend their Friday, they all went up to North Star to have some fun and snowboard. It was not fun for all. A few received minor injuries from the icy weather conditions. “I went snowboarding for about half the day but I went up to the lodge and graded some papers because of the icy conditions,” said John Thompson, director of student activities. Overall, there were about three injuries, and only two of them required medical assistance. Lauren Coiner, being one of them, had the worst. She broke her wrist after taking a hard fall while trying to stop. Nicole Holmes also hurt her wrist, but just sprained it. “The retreat was outstanding and served to refocus and reschedule student government to get through the end of the year. And as for the injuries they were unfortunate,” said Thompson. This retreat went great for most of the ASB students; just three students had the trip go downhill. But things such as injuries can happen when it’s the weather conditions that interfere and if it has do with the difficult sport of snowboarding. “It was like snowboarding on rocks and mud on one of the slopes,” said Thompson.