Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Now that we have more than enough snow, the only blizzard most of us want are the ones from Dairy Queen. Syllabus week was a little longer than we expected with blizzard Jonas hitting West Chester on Friday, Jan. 22, covering us in enough snow for a four-day weekend.

After getting the email that cancelled all classes after 2 p.m. on Friday, snowstorm preparation and activities began.

Giant and Larry’s were packed with students stocking up on all the essential snacks: hot chocolate, microwave popcorn, chips and salsa and pizza. Students also packed bags for weekend-long sleepovers.

When we woke up on Saturday, Jan. 23, the snow was still coming down hard, but Einstein’s bagels are always an essential, so some of us bundled up for a walk in the cold. Even though the snow didn’t stop until Saturday night, the streets were filled with people walking around looking for the places that might still be open for food and students were jumping in the snow or heading to a friend’s house for a day of blizzard fun.

On the morning of Sunday, Jan. 24, we heard that Monday’s classes were cancelled so the day consisted of card games, walking to Wawa for coffee and hoagies, filling in coloring books, digging out cars from over a foot of snow, watching football games and Netflix was a constant.

The blizzard weekend was the perfect time after the long winter break to catch up, whether it was getting a little more sleep or being with your friends again.

Sophomore Caleb Kupa was more than enthusiastic about the long weekend.

“The storm was a good time to spend with friends, relax from a hectic first week back and finish last minute homework,” said Kupa.

Students were not the only ones seen enjoying all the snow left from blizzard Jonas.

It was fun seeing the local Chester County children sledding down the hill next to our baseball field, shoveling their driveways and having snowball fights in the parking lot across the street from the tennis courts.

The long weekend was a perfect way to end syllabus week. Although the snow was more than enough, it was still an enjoyable break from our first four-day school week.

We had plenty of time to relax, hang out with friends, get ahead on homework and just enjoy being back at West Chester University.

Aileen Assumma is a second-year student majoring in English literature. Email the writer at AA823823@wcupa.edu.

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