Let It Snow: Foolproof methods to ensure class cancellation

Makayla Nicholis, Staff Writer

Spoons for Shovels

Sleep with a white, plastic spoon beneath your pillow. You absolutely must lick the spoon first, or it won’t work. And the spoon cannot break while you’re sleeping or else it doesn’t count. Do it right, and you can be sure you’ll find yourself shoveling your driveway the next morning.

Toothbrush Craze — Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth. (This is way harder than it sounds.) Don’t forget to floss, too. Your dentist will like that.

The Ice Cube Trick — Place ice cubes all over your front porch. The more, the merrier. There’s a basically proven correlation between the amount of ice placed outside and the amount of snow that you get.

The Toilet Test — Flush exactly six ice cubes down your toilet — no more, no less. And make sure the ice hasn’t melted by the time you flush.

Frozen Crayons — Put a white crayon in your freezer the night before you want your big snow day. The link between the white color and below-freezing temperatures is sure to get you a day off.