To continue with the bizarre weather patterns New England has faced this school year, why not add in the biggest snowstorm of my lifetime? Although the name Nemo does not sound intimidating and can be associated with a Disney character, this snow storm was more brutal then any snow fall I have ever seen. Not only was the amount of snow ridiculous, but the consistently high wind speeds made for even more hazardous conditions. My parents in Massachusetts said no one could be driving in the state after 4 pm without a $500 fine or a year behind bars!
Being at UNH certainly made this experience interesting. The campus administration declared Friday, February 8th a snow day in anticipation for the two or more feet of snow. Students were stockpiling their food supplies in case there was too much snow for them to leave. I walked into Philbrook café the following morning out of curiosity and the shelves were almost empty! In fear of the campus losing power, Philbrook Dining Hall even provided a display of paper plates and plastic utensils for dinner. Thankfully, the campus did not lose power and some friends and I were able to still have a movie night while keeping warm. The sidewalks and pathways are now being plowed, but there are huge snow banks all over campus! I spotted a few students grabbing trays from dining halls, so clearly they want to take advantage of the towering snow banks and go sledding!
Written by Rachel Afrow, UNH Class of 2016