Photo by Nicola Shannon.
By Nicola Shannon
Arts and Features Copy Editor
Winter Storm Juno was nice enough to give us all a couple extra days of quasi-vacation, but now that the roads are drivable and most of us have sat in each of our classes at least once, it’s time to settle into our icy campus for the long haul. Brrr… This is easier said than done.
Here are five ways to make a slippery, slushy, snow-covered school day more survivable:
Put together a playlist of songs that spark your internal flame and stomp through the snow to the beat. You could even break out the holiday music again. Jingle jingle! As long as there’s white stuff on the ground, it’s allowed.
2. Find shortcuts
You may very well find your habitual paths across campus barred by a two foot pile of snow. Keep an eye out for shortcuts and escape routes stomped by brave pioneers before you.
3. Practice a balanced lifestyle
This may not be the best season to text and walk. You will need both of your arms ready to maneuver your way like a tightrope walker across solid sheets of ice — or you’ll at least need them to flail around you if all else fails.
4. Hot drinks
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hard liquor, whatever’s in your cup, it will help keep the cold from penetrating all the way through to your very soul. Hang on to that cup for your life, especially if you forgot your gloves.
5. Dress like you want to survive!
It’s officially sweater-over-sweater-over-sweater weather. The Long Island wind will mercilessly bite off any exposed necks or ears if you let it, so arm yourself with a fluffy scarf and hat. Even if it’s Thirsty Thursday, break out your long johns. There’s nothing sexy about frost bite.
Is it summer yet?