Ten Snow Day Necessities

PHOTO BY TIM ALDRED

PHOTO BY TIM ALDRED

BY NATHANIAL CAUDEL, KAT COOPER, MARIA DONOVAN, COURTNEY GALLAGHER AND KARLEY LONG
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

With the first snow day of the year come and gone, and more winter weather on the way this weekend, The Columns is here to brief you on the essential items for surviving a day spent snowed in.


  1. Phone

Use it to check your email to see if Dean Perry has decided to close campus, and stay updated on the weather changes. Another snow day tomorrow perhaps?

  1. Hot Chocolate

If you don’t want to venture off campus, JCI sells wonderful hot beverages for students, courtesy of Starbucks, as long as they are open! Kuerigs can make hot chocolate as well. If all else fails, warm up a cup of milk or water and add hot chocolate mix. You cannot fail.

  1. Homemade Sleds

You don’t even have to have a real sled to make your extreme snow day dreams come true. Spare air mattresses, cookie sheets, and cardboard inside of plastic bags make suitable sleds. Westminster is full of small slopes, so go out and explore!

  1. Netflix/Redbox

Who doesn’t like binge watching a favorite TV series? Nobody knows how many seasons you could watch in one day. If you don’t have Netflix, McDonalds and Wal-Mart have Redbox, where you can rent movies for reasonable prices, even for broke college students.

  1. Boots

Necessary in order to go outside and build igloos or have snowball fights, and to get around campus before the plows show up.

  1. Fuzzy Socks

This is self-explanatory.

  1. Naps

Take advantage of your surprise day off by catching up on your valuable sleep. Perhaps between your binge watching and exploring the winter wonderland you should schedule a quick power nap in your busy snow day.

  1. Snacks

Where do we even start? If you have some Blue Jay bucks, go by JCI and use them up, they don’t roll over. Post Valentine’s Day sales are also a great way to get chocolate super cheap.

  1. Procrastination

What a better way to spend the day by not doing everything that you put off last night? Forget reading and homework; this is a day for relaxation.

             10. Friends

All of the above are better with your friends. Go out and enjoy your day off with the people you care about most.

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