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Gators Ready for Spring

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Groundhogs Day took place on February 2nd this year. Last Friday Punxsutawney Phil, from Pennsylvania, excited many as he popped out of the ground. In the past, Phil has predicted 107 forecasts of a longer winter and 18 of an early spring. This year the groundhog put smiles on many faces as he envisioned an early spring this year. 

Since 1887, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted the outcome of a longer or earlier spring. The tradition of having a groundhog foresee the weather derives from a Germanic tradition that says if a hibernating animal comes out of its den and sees its shadow, there will be more weeks of winter. In the past “Groundhogs Day” was referred to as “Candlemas” or “Badger Day” because originally badgers were used as predictors instead of groundhogs.

Many students are excited to hear the news of warmer weather coming soon. This sets the perfect scene for incoming spring sports such as Track and Field, Baseball, Soccer, Boys Golf, and Girls Tennis. Our athletes will be able to compete in the comfort of the sun with a good chance of no meets, games, or matches being canceled due to weather.

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Ali Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
Hi! My name is Ali Johnson and I am Editor in Chief this year. I have been on staff for 3 years now. My favorite part about being in yearbook and mass media is being able to learn more about people in our school. It also has given a great opportunity to get more involved in gator nation! Apart from yearbook, I enjoy listening to Drake, watching Animal Planet, and spending time with people I love. My favorite part about North Star is the diversity. It’s so interesting getting to know and appreciate other people’s lives!

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