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The Winter Sickness: The North Version

Tracy Lamptey, Reporter

There was a spike in the number of students that went home last month, February.

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If you have that lingering feeling of sickness, then you’re not alone.

Students and teachers at North have been getting sick, much more than customary: coughing and sneezing and sore throats.

Kim Baer, the North Health Aid, said that on average, two or four kids students go home sick, but on Monday, Feb. 13th, the nurses sent 22 kids home.

Obviously, germs have been spreading from student to student, student to teacher and teacher to student.

North teacher Ashley Gustin, a survivor of the sicknesses, has dealt with coughing, sneezing, and dull headaches.

“I always feel like I’m on verge of being sick,” Gustin said. “I think [school] is probably a reason why. This is where I pick up most of my germs, and both of my boys are downstairs at Hoosier Hills, so they are receiving germs from North High School and all the surrounding high schools.”

From a student’s point of view, Carly Craft, she herself has had her share of getting sick.

“The sickness hurt so bad that it felt like I was dying,” Craft said. “After going to the doctor’s, I was able to get some antibiotics to help.”

On the bright side, there is something that can be done to help you cope with whatever sickness/sicknesses you’re experiencing.

“Take care of themselves and go home,” Gustin said. “Get some rest. Don’t get anyone else sick and certainly wash your hands to stop the spread of germs and bacterias.”

All hope is not lost.

 

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The Winter Sickness: The North Version