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Student voices: Out with sweats, in with shorts

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opinion Rosemount, 55024

Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Snow in April? Really? Minnesota weather has come to a new extreme this "spring." The whole winter in the spring thing is getting a bit old, Mother Nature.

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Whenever I hear snow in the forecast I cringe a little bit because that means springs sports will be delayed yet again. I think about last year at this time and how beautiful it was and then I look outside and think I must have the wrong month on the calendar.

I really don't mind the snow when it's winter, but the cold, that's the only reason I don't like winter.

I'm not a big fan of wearing jeans, let alone anything nice for that matter. I'm more of an, "it's a sweatpants kind of day, again."

I like spring a lot more because I get to wear shorts. This whole trick Mother Nature is putting on right now is putting a damper on my wardrobe (that already has problems as it is).

So, I was thinking to myself the other day, who decided girls needed to be the ones that dressed up and looked all nice for the men? Girls wear makeup, do their hair, pick out their clothes (and usually their husband's clothes too), and have to act ladylike. What do men do nowadays? Eat. What if there is some parallel universe out there where men are the ones that have to impress women and women get to sit there and eat. I mean, not that I dress up anyway, but girls have expectations to live up to. I'm not one to really try to impress people with my clothes. If you see me in public I'm probably wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. That would be half laziness and half not caring what people think. I don't care if people judge me but it better be my personality rather than my looks they are judging. I learned in elementary school that it's what's on the inside the counts. Start getting to know a person by their mind rather than their appearance. I promise you I probably look like a hoodlum with the clothes I wear but I am not quite a hoodlum at heart. My mom literally cannot wait any longer for spring to come so I will stop wearing my sweatpants.

I guess that's one step closer to a "lady" status. I am certainly not encouraging anyone to dress like me, but hey, worry more about living your life rather than worrying about how people view the way you choose to live it.

Kassie Klasen is a student at Rosemount High School. Her column appears every third week.

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