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Snowpocalypse now redux

When snow began to fall on Feb. 6, some of the Washington State University Vancouver student body greeted it with excitement. “I was so excited to have my first snow day at 25,” said Erica Zutz, senior majoring in public affairs. The snow, notably dry and powdery, covered everything in whiteness.

As snow continued to pile up, however, it began to present complications for the entire region, not least of which the campus itself. All classes were canceled at 3 p.m. Feb. 6, and remained so through Friday, Feb. 7 as well. Throughout the next few days, snow and ice began to pile up, constituting fun and frustration for the students of WSU Vancouver.

Education graduate student, Kerry Layne Jeffrey, has been snowed in and unable to move his car since Feb. 6. ” Ain’t snowbody got time,” said Jeffrey.

Regarding preparedness, some students felt more comfortable managing the snow than others. ” I’m from Spokane, where snowstorms like this are pretty routine, so it made me feel at home,” said Seamus Davis, public affairs graduate student.

Throughout the weekend community members and students made the trek to the snow covered campus and took advantage of the hills for some sledding activities. Though sleds and inner tubes became scarce over the weekend, sledders on campus became creative. Zutz tells the VanCougar she went to Les Schwab to buy an inner tube after visiting five stores sold out of sleds.

For more information about campus closures in the future visit the WSU Vancouver website, vancouver.wsu.edu.

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