For students at Tacoma’s Wilson High School, climate change is a reality.
It takes place every day on the West End campus.
Inside classrooms on one side of a hallway, explained sophomore Isaac Larson, the school’s antiquated heating system leaves students freezing in the winter. But just across the hall, they sweat.
“You’re either wearing a thermal shirt, or sitting next to the window (to cool off),” he said.
Elsewhere at Wilson, kids say musty classrooms smell bad, teachers must maneuver their laptops to connect to elusive Wi-Fi and a shower in the locker room drips constantly because repair parts are no longer manufactured.