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School field trips are generally designed to provide students with extra enrichment. But on Oct. 23, the nearly 1,000 students of Eastern Senior High School took a jaunt to Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in search of something basic: heat. With the school’s boilers out of order and temperatures dipping into the low 40s, administrators sought warmer accommodations for their shivering pupils. Eastern’s evacuation plan dictated that the school set up camp in the nearby D.C. Armory, but principal Louis Sheppard says that staff looked over the Armory space, which was set up for the Fright House, and thought the stadium would be “more conducive to teaching.” So classes went on in special-events rooms up inside the stadium, and the students received a free school lunch. The unscheduled expedition wasn’t exactly a snow day, but one senior says it felt pretty close. “We didn’t do anything all day,” she says. —Annys Shin