Coming into BC we all anticipated trudging through the snow in the winter to get to class on days when other schools had been cancelled. A notoriously efficient snowplow crew usually ensures that BC won’t close due to extreme weather conditions. But this past Friday, Blizzard Nemo had a couple lessons in store for us, suggesting that maybe we don’t know everything about blizzards at Boston College.
1. First and obviously the most important: They may be hard to come by, but snow days DO exist at BC! I think it is safe to say we are all pretty stoked about that.
2. BCPD has no problem waking us up with a megaphone at 8 in the morning if students forget to move their cars out of the parking lot.
3. You know those non-student workers around campus like Modesta in the dining hall and Cliff in Walsh security? They slept here on Friday night. You could have found them at places like the Heights room, Hillside, and the O’Connell House. So next time you see them, tell them thank you for staying here so we could eat on Saturday morning!
4. Nothing will keep BC students away from their social engagements. Post-snow day blizzard conditions, 20-degree weather, snow and ice covering the streets, and a lack of a functioning bus system won’t prevent mod walks and full basements at off-campus houses both the night of and the night after a storm.
5. Over 20 inches snow is just the perfect amount to build successful forts, igloos, and extreme snowmen (Baldwin snowman sighted in the Mods) and not too much to prevent us from making it out of our rooms. Leading to our next lesson…
6.It doesn’t matter how old you get, it will ALWAYS be fun to play in the snow. Anywhere and everywhere is the perfect place for an ultimate snow ball fight.