Is the warmest season the most popular season ?

Sarah Lyon

Most students look forward to summer break almost all year, but how popular is summer? Summer seems to be every kids’ favorite time of year. Summer is full of sand castles and swimming, but not everyone is excited for the end of June.

According to a Gallup poll, spring ranks well above summer in a race for the favorite season. “I prefer spring over summer because I like the feeling of thinking about the end of school rather than it actually ending,” said Isaac Mokrane, an 8th grader at Dobie Junior High School. Favorite seasons seem to differ depending on age. People 65 and older seem to prefer spring time, though younger people seem to prefer summer.

Though there are lots of fun activities to do during summer like swimming, there are many simple challenges people face during this hot season. The Telegraph has a list of everyday struggles faced during summer, from personal problems to medical issues. Things like sunburn, hay fever, bees, mosquitoes  and excessive sweating make it hard for some people to enjoy summer activities. The website also states how “dissent is banned”, meaning that is you dislike spring or fall people will understand, but disliking summer seems to be unheard of.

Depending on where you live the severity may differ, but summer is no doubt the hottest season. According to The Telegraph most people say their ideal summer temperature would be 81 to 86 degrees fahrenheit but majority of people still prefer cold or cooler weather. “My ideal summer temperature would be about 77 degrees because it’s not super hot and I don’t like anything too cold,” said Seth Bagby, an 8th grader at Dobie Junior High School.

The favorite season seems to vary by reference. Spring and fall are currently the most popular seasons. Many simple problems seem to draw older folk away from summer. Melted ice cream and sunburn aside summer is ranked number one for students and adults 29 and younger, but overall not the favorite season in the US. “Summer in the deep south is not only a season,  climate, it’s a dimension. Floating in it one must either be proud or submerged.” said Eugene Walter.