The Norse Star
Boredom Hits NMMonday, February 22, 2010 By Jessica Carlson
An epidemic called boredom has hit the village of North Muskegon, causing many students to flee to other places in search of excitement over their midwinter break. North Muskegon has not been completely uneventful though. The main problem is that the excitement has been caused by students getting in trouble. Illegal drug possessions, photos containing alcohol, and trespassing are just a few of the issues facing students lately. "My life has become significantly more boring since weekend gatherings have drastically been reduced to an all time low- zero. I don’t know what the future holds but it’s looking grim," junior Liz Hunter boldly said. Cold weather and a large number of students being grounded has greatly reduced the amount of stuff to do. For many students, mid winter break could not have come at a better time. Sunny beaches and big cities awaited a few fortunate students; however, freshman Jessie Nagel and junior Jamie Nagel were not so lucky. "I was very disappointed when my dad told me our flight to Florida was canceled because of the snow in Atlanta. Even though it was cold, I still managed to have fun here," junior Jamie Nagel said. Students that were trapped in the tiny village of NM spent most of their time sitting in basements watching movies, playing video games, eating excessive amounts of food, and just "hanging out" with friends. Some students were able to get a little bit of sun though. Florida was a popular vacation destination even though the temperatures were not as high as most people would expect them to be. "I was really excited to see some sunshine, but I was slightly disappointed that it was only like 50 degrees. I had fun with my family and close friends at Disney World though," junior Lindsay Neal said. The good news is that the weather will be warming up soon and if people start being smarter and making better choices, this epidemic of boredom will soon disappear.