April provides many favorites for students

For some people, the first day of April is the worst day of the whole year, but for others, this day is the most hilarious day ever. Although April Fool’s Day is one of the most playful days of the month, April has many other favorited events, places and moments to offer.

April Fool’s Day is full of envious and malicious pranks on friends and family. Some of the best pranks I have heard of are the ones that are physical pranks, not just someone telling his mom that he got arrested or telling a friend you are moving.

Get a rubber band or tape, and wrap it around the movable spray hose that is attached to a sink. Once the hose is completely compressed with the tape, the next person to turn on the water will get blasted with water from the spray hose.

Another comical prank involves plastic wrap or clear food wrap. If you cover a doorway with the wrap during the night or when someone cannot notice you, the next person to walk through the door will smash through and get caught by the plastic. An even more insidious trick would be to place the plastic wrap on a toilet bowl; however, this one is rather dirty and mean.

On a less mischievous note, April has brought along one of the most beloved seasons. Spring is the savior for everyone’s hatred for the cold and loss of color. Spring is the start to all of the beautiful colors in nature. Many flowers are starting to bloom and the is weather leaving behind the negative numbers.

One of the first signs of spring is the green grass; most people like seeing the pop of green and love hearing the start of lawn mowers. These signs and sounds show everyone that summer is right around the corner. The lack of a wintry breeze and falling snow allows for open windows and afternoon walks. Spring weather is the perfect outdoors activity weather: it is not smoldering hot and is not too chilly.

April’s splendid temperatures make Hudson Springs Park a perfect option for a Saturday afternoon activity or a Sunday morning relaxation place. There is a playground for children to enjoy, along with a beautiful wooded path for walking. This trail encircles a large lake that can be used to fish and also canoe across. I have been going to this park since I was a small child and continue to enjoy everything it offers. I, along with many others, also enjoy using their disk golf course.

Disk golf is an endeavor that may be unknown to many. One tries to throw a frisbee far distances, like in golf, to make it into to a sort of catching post. No matter the activity at this park, there are many entertaining and relaxing aspects. Hudson Springs Park is located at 7095 Stow Road in Hudson.

Another park in the community, which is perfect to visit on an April day, is called Bow Wow Beach. As one can tell by the name, this place is not primarily for humans; however, dogs love to take a trip in the car to this destination. There is plenty of room for you and your dog to play, and there is also a little pond for the dogs. If your dog likes to play fetch or hangout with other puppies, this place is a great hangout for the little pups. Bow Wow Beach is located on 5070 Stow Road in Stow.

April also presents one of the most colorful holidays. With egg painting and egg hunts, Easter is definitely a dream for children. This dream sticks with everyone as they grow up though. Easter candy is what makes the lovely feeling continue on into adulthood. With Reese’s exclusive Easter peanut buttercups and Cadbury eggs, one cannot go wrong with this holiday’s sweets.

Some time after Easter, drive-in movie theaters open. The closest locations are at 2736 OH-59 in Ravenna and at 5602 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Barberton. Drive-ins are a totally different experience than regular theaters, and they are even better when one is able to sit in the back-end of a car or truck and cuddle up in blankets to watch the film.

With all of the introductions to spring and interesting places to travel, many are becoming excited to venture outside and leave their houses. April has shown many favorited moments since the break of the harsh winter. Many students are relieved that they can finally step outside without a million layers of jackets on.

Although some may wish for summer right now, try to enjoy the cool weather and blooming trees because before you know it, school will be coming to a close with a rush of final studying and goodbyes.



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