SAN ANTONIO– As October ends and November begins, the temperatures have been dropping slightly. A cold front took place the third week of October and brought some of the coldest temperatures of the year. Rain came with the cold front making the days feel colder.
With colder weather and rain, students are more likely to want to skip class, and stay in. It could also cause students who are commuters to have to wake up earlier to make sure they get to school on time and safely.
Commuter Brianna Martinez said that with the colder weather and rain, there is a lot more traffic on highways, which causes her to have to leave earlier than normal. The weather also causes her to have to wake up earlier in order to “warm up” her car. Martinez also said that the colder and rainy weather makes her “unmotivated” and she sometimes does not like driving in the rain so she is given the temptation of just staying in.
As it is understandable for students to want to take the day off with this weather, when asked if the weather makes him want to stay home, student Patrick Zavala said “actually, this weather makes me energized personally… I was excited to be outside and go to my class.” However with the rain, Zavala said it is a different scenario. With the rain he said he does not want to be outside and take the risk of getting sick.
To help stay motivated despite the colder weather take advantage of the local Starbucks that is located in Sister Annie B’s Cafe. Also make sure to have appropriate clothing to stay warm when going to class or going across campus.
To avoid getting sick, be sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather, wash or sanitize hands as often as possible, because with the weather change, more people are likely to get sick and germs are easily spread. Be sure to pack an umbrella when going out, because you can never be sure as to when it is going to rain in this Texas weather.