AC on in Hinsdale Central, but not all are satisfied
Juniors outside Hinsdale Central High School, including Nicolette Cascio of Oak Brook (center) and Katherine Menza of Clarendon Hills (second from right) talk about how the school's new air-conditioning felt on Friday. | Kimberly Fornek—Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 1, 2012 3:53PM
HINSDALE — Students didn’t have to sweat the 90-degree heat Friday.
But that does not mean everyone was comfortable with the air conditioning systems installed over the summer at Hinsdale Central and South.
“The hallways are too warm, and then you go in the classrooms and it’s like a blizzard,” Katherine Menza of Clarendon Hills said. “It’s a win/lose situation. But I would rather be cool than hot.”
Sarah Kreger, a Hinsdale junior, said the air conditioning definitely felt better than last year.
“In English class last year, I would be sweating,” Kreger said. “It was distracting. My English teacher said it was the hottest room in the school.”
“I think it was perfect,” said Nicolette Cascio of Oak Brook, “It is so much better.”
Other students said the air conditioning was too strong.
“I had goose bumps,” Maggie Orton, a Clarendon Hills junior, said.
“I got real cold yesterday, so I brought a sweatshirt to wear,” Julie Green, a junior from Hinsdale, said Friday.
Gabriela Marovic, a junior from Hinsdale, said she thought it was too cold, especially in her chemistry and English classes at Hinsdale Central.
Troydell Garrett of Hinsdale disagreed.
“It definitely was better” than last year, Garrett said.
Which rooms in particular?
“All of them.”
Nick Curtiss, a sophomore from Westmont, said the temperature felt good to him. The girls who are too cold should not wear short shorts, he said.
“It’s only freezing because they wear shorts up to their butts,” Curtiss said.
Amanda Straziota of Westmont pointed out that not all rooms in the schools are air conditioned.
“The wrestling room and the dance studio are not air conditioned. I’m in one of those every day for the rest of the semester,” Straziota, a senior, said. “But everything else is colder.”