Finding Nemo Fun
Instead of shoveling driveways and staying inside, many students at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut chose to take advantage of the approximately 3 feet of snow that blanketed campus on Saturday Feb 9. With fresh snow on the ground, students pulled out their ski boots, snowboards, sleds to engage in some athletic fun. Students without sleds swiped meal trays from the main dining hall, and converted them into sleds. A few students built a mini jump at the bottom of a hill near the main quad, so they could get maximum air after snowboarding, skiing or sledding down. Other students chose to watch from the side, taking pictures and immediately uploading them to Facebook and Instagram. One student decided to wear a penguin costume while playing in the snow. Snowball fights and building snowmen were other common activities on campus during the day.
Connecticut governor Dan Malloy closed all roads from Friday afternoon until 4 p.m. on Saturday. As a result, many athletic events scheduled for Saturday were cancelled and athletes were forced to remain on campus. Still, many athletes on campus were required to participate in team workouts.
Some students spent Saturday in the library catching up on academic work, but little did these students know that Trinity would cancel all classes for Monday. Many professors who live far from campus had cancelled afternoon classes on Friday in anticipation that travelling home in the evening would be dangerous.
For those students who wanted to leave their rooms, but didn’t want to play in the snow, they chose to see the acclaimed Ben Affleck directed film Argo on Friday evening and Saturday at the campus movie theater Cinestudio.
Of course there were many students who chose to remain indoors, hang out with friends and watch movie and television show marathons.