- Cancel Classes
- Shut down the biggest city in the USA
- Stock up on ridiculous amounts of junk food
- Collect as many blankets as possible
- Fall asleep binge watching New Girl
- Wake up to a disappointing 8 inches of snow
“All classes are cancelled as of 1PM. All campuses will be closed and all classes will be also be cancelled on Tuesday, Jan 27.”
Words of freedom rang through the campus email system as students in every classroom silently (and not so silently) rejoiced.
While others prepared to brave the cold and have a night out, I was about to experience my first blizzard.
In anticipation for the ensuing snow day, my friend and I decided to host a completely instagrammable, Pinterest-worthy “snowed-in” girl’s night.
Shortly after class, we met to bundle up and make the long trek to Walgreens. In preparation for the three feet of snow, we scoured the aisles and walked out with our hands full.
Weighed down with plastic bags and braving the weather, we returned to campus and set up camp in my friend’s room. After consolidating enough blankets and pillows, we called up a few more friends. Following their arrival, we met our next challenge: fitting five girls and their belongings in half of a room in Martyrs. Our solution? A coat check system using another room down the hall.
With Mayor De Blasio warning NYC residents “to prepare for something worse than we have ever seen before” and travel bans being issued all across the East Coast, we wrapped ourselves in blankets and braced ourselves for the much-heralded Blizzard Juno. As the snow began to fall steadily, we turned our attention to hot chocolate and Netflix as we eventually fell asleep.
Our hopes were met with disappointment the next morning when we discovered that Fordham and the rest of New York had missed the blunt of the blizzard. While Juno may have failed to deliver to our expectations, we succeeded in having an exceptional night in.