Opinion: February is the most depressing month of the year

Even more than September!

The calendar month of February in high resolution.

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The calendar month of February in high resolution.

Dylan Shields, Opinion Editor

Right now, currently, today is February 20.  It’s just another ordinary day of going to school, going home, and going to work for most of us.  Let’s just say, it’s not a fun day.

It’s as if you are going through the motions without anything exciting happening.

And in this month, these days occur the most, which is why I can speak for everyone, saying that we want this month to END!  This month is definitely the most depressing month of the 12.  I’ve never looked forward to this month and probably never will.  Here’s a couple of reasons why this month is the worst.

First of all, nothing exciting with the exception of the Super Bowl is happening.  In sports, it’s just the middle of the season for the NHL, NBA, and college basketball.  Speaking of college basketball, March Madness isn’t until obviously March.  So that’s another big sports event that you have to wait through February for.  And those three leagues aren’t as popular as others like the MLB and NFL, which they don’t play in February.

Also, let’s not forget that Valentine’s Day is in this month. And you can check out my last article to find out why that Valentine’s Day isn’t the best.

Finally, the weather, especially in Pittsburgh, seems to be at its worst in February.  It honestly couldn’t be any worse.  It’s not cold enough for snow to come down, but not warm enough to be considered Spring.  Who would want to go outside to play sports or go on a run in this terrible weather?  It’s also never sunny in February.  It’s most of the time clouds and maybe cold rain.

In general, this month is in the middle of the pack that you have to go through before the two exciting months of March and April come up.  If you want to go to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, celebrate Easter, fill out your brackets, and be able to enjoy the weather, you have to deal with February.  Because this month is nothing more than a filler, February is the most depressing month, and most can agree with me on that.

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