Groundhog’s Day


Kelsie V., Staff Writer

     February 2 has rolled around again…it’s Groundhog Day! Though there is no scientific evidence to prove that groundhogs can reveal to us whether there will be 6 more weeks of winter or if spring has arrived, male groundhogs emerge from their burrows to tell if a female is nearby to mate, indicating the spring season. This tall tale originated in Germany and is now a tradition here in the United States. The anticipation is all killing us, but…Punxsutawney Phil, our resident groundhog who predicts our weather…saw his shadow! Six more weeks of winter is what you’re in for, according to the legend. Bundle up and get ready for snow, because that’s what the groundhog told us so.