Fun in the sun? Fun in the snow.

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Pablo A. Sierra-Carmona

The Greyhounds are known for being robust canines, but they’ve got nothing on the human Greyhounds— that is, the very own Assumption Student Body and administration. After nearly 3 feet of snow, the Hounds woke up on Wednesday, January 28, to a winter wonderland.

On Monday, January 26, Assumption cancelled classes that started after 1 p.m. and college offices remained open until 4 p.m. In an email sent out to the AC Community, it stressed the importance of safe travels for all of those who were leaving the campus; but it also provided tips for the students who remained on campus. The power, however, due to the light snow, stayed on throughout the storm.

Emails were sent out to students emphasizing that cars should be moved to the bottom lot garages across the Testa and the Living Learning Center buildings. However, due to the small number of parking spots available, many students were left without being able to park in the underground lots. So, Campus Police authorized students to park in the Valley and Hill parking lots.

To ensure safety, the College sent out emails, text messages and calls to students and their parents with updates on the storm. The roads were a concern for College officials, so there was an driving ban at 9 p.m. on the Assumption grounds. The on-campus driving ban was lifted at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Besides the diligent work from College officials, the Student Body that remained on campus still enjoyed their days off. Many went outside and jumped on snow banks, made snow forts and cheerfully threw snowballs. Some brought a canoe to the Six Men lawn and took pictures on it. Others remained inside and bonded with their friends over card games and movies.

“My roommate and I had some of our friends stay over in our room, so we sort of had a slumber party. There was an awful lot of Netflix,” said first-year student Caitlin Pearson. “Making the trek down to Taylor from Hanrahan was certainly interesting; I almost blew away a few times.”

“We had a great time playing football outside in the snow,” said junior Cody Forbes. “When we were inside, we enjoyed playing video games and watching movies.”

“Good thing I like my roommates since we’ve been trapped together the past three days in our room,” said senior Courtney Woods.

Students commended the administration for keeping them in the loop.

“I’m really proud about how our campus handled it,” said senior Elizabeth Coogan. “They definitely informed us very well. I’m really proud about how administration let the students know what to do and where to go.”

Assumption resumed classes on Thursday.

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