Students make the most of snowstorms, canceled classes
Students take to the snow with classes canceled
While many students on Syracuse University’s campus were using the university’s fourth snow day in history to start studying for final examinations, some took breaks to enjoy more than a foot of snow.
Some built snowmen, others started snowball fights and many just went outside to experience Syracuse’s first major snowstorm of the year.
Steady snowfall fell most of Sunday in Syracuse before a barrage of snow from a New England nor’easter arrived overnight into Monday morning. SU and area collages preemptively canceled Monday classes while weather and local officials cautioned locals from unnecessary driving. The storm coincided with the end to Thanksgiving break, which also saw several flights into Syracuse canceled or delayed.
Madeline Jones, a freshman from northern Virginia living in Shaw Hall, said that she decided to bring her service dog in-training to the Women’s Building field to take a break from work and let her dog enjoy the snow.
At around 5 p.m., the Women’s Building field was filled with dozens of students engaged in snowball fights.
Freshman Shamil Askarov said that he and his friends decided to come to the Women’s Building field because they were bored, however, it turned out to be rather exciting to see so much snow because he doesn’t get much of a winter in his home country of Turkey.