Snow on the yard. Time to take a break.
The following article was submitted by David McCoy, a student intern with the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Winston-Salem State’s campus was like a “winter wonderland” as about five inches of snow covered the ground in mid-February. The heavy snow kept WSSU closed for three straight days. Student’s participated in various activities during the snow days that included sleeping, sledding and studying to name a few.
With the campus covered with snow, students got to enjoy some extra time out of the classroom. The snow started on Wednesday afternoon and didn’t end until Thursday night. The frozen precipitation left the roads slippery, people trapped in their homes, and left many people without power. However, the students embraced the snow and looked at it as a positive.
Dajonte Wise, a senior sociology major from Kinston, N.C., said he enjoyed the days out of class and felt they were well needed. Wise said he got to catch up on some assignments and sleep very late, which he said is always a “positive thing” in his book. He said he even took the two-hour trip back home to Kinston to take his mother out for Valentine’s Day.
Wise said while on campus he and some friends did participate in the traditional snowball fight and played pranks on people. “We really didn’t mean any harm with the pranks. We were just having fun,” said Wise. He admitted it was great, but said the best part of all was the time he got to spend with his mother back home. Wise said if he had to choose anything he didn’t like about the accumulation of snow was that it made traveling difficult.
Russell Green, a senior sport management major from Charlotte, also had no problems with the snow. “You just have to enjoy it especially down here because we don’t get it as often, so it’s a must to enjoy it when we get some,” he said. Green said he participated in many snowball fights, ate tons of snow cream and attempted to go sledding. “I wished it could have been here longer,” he said.
Green said he didn’t like the fact that the roads were very dangerous and that he still had to go to work. He believes the really bad part about the snow is that teachers will begin to give students more work to make up for lost time.
Paris Pratt, a junior healthcare management major from Fayetteville, said she is really not to fond of the snow but did enjoy the break the snow gave her. “I didn’t do much in the snow but I did make a snowman,” she said. Pratt said studying and sleeping was what she did majority of the time.
Kianna Vinson, freshman computer science major from Raleigh, like Pratt spent majority of her time sleeping and studying. But she did have a problem with aspect of the storm. “Being snowed in was really horrible, no food places would deliver so I had to eat a lot of noodles,” she said.
Hopefully majority of students did enjoy the snow, the likelihood is we may have seen the last bits of snow for a while, as winter comes to an end. Well maybe.