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Students encounter snow, stir-craziness over break

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NE Campus student Jeff Southerland slides down an ice-covered hill at North Richland Hills’ Adventure World Park Feb. 2. From sledding to studying, students found various ways of filling their impromptu break from school. Casey Holder/The Collegian

By Marley Malenfant/feature editor

NE Campus student Jeff Southerland slides down an ice-covered hill at North Richland Hills’ Adventure World Park Feb. 2. From sledding to studying, students found various ways of filling their impromptu break from school.
Casey Holder/The Collegian

More ice meant no school which meant no homework or dry, boring lectures from professors.

Students were out of school Feb. 1-6 because of inclement weather. With six days off, some students took time to study and fill out applications for four-year universities. Others took time to catch up on their favorite movies and TV shows.

SE student Courtney Patton said she stayed in the house to watch her beloved reality show Jersey Shore.

“I love that show even though all they do is get tans and act stupid,” she said.

NW student Maria Rodriguez said she focused on schoolwork.

“I spent the week catching up on homework and studying,” she said.

NW student Courtney Lame said she caught up on her work in her online classes while NW student Mallorie Le said she enjoyed the weather and spent time with her family.

“I played in the snow, watched movies and sat by the fire. I haven’t left the house,” Le said during the fourth day of school closings.

NE student Becky Bridges spent time with the family she normally doesn’t see because of her school schedule.

“I have been studying, watching movies and hung out with my sisters,” she said.

NW student and musician Danny Cooper said he worked on his music so he could perform.

“I just prepared for my concert this weekend,” he said.

While most students enjoyed their time off, NE student Teresa Serrano didn’t get to sit on her couch and watch Snooki get a tan.

“I had to work for all the snow days, so it wasn’t much of a vacation to me,” she said.

“I think the weather is really pretty if you don’t have to go out in it. Driving in it sucks!”

By the fourth day out, South student Desiree Day said she was bored. Day’s dog, Captain Jack, seemed to take more interest in the snow than she did.

“When the snow came in, I took him outside and he went crazy over it,” she said. “He started eating the snow and looking at me with a look that said, ‘What is this?’”

South student April Folsom said she spent the week with her four children. She said after the second day, her children acted like they had cabin fever.

“It was fun the first two days of the bad weather, but the third and fourth were chaotic. They were not too sure of what to do with themselves — they were so bored,” she said.

Folsom said once Texas had some real snow, her children went outside and made snow angels.

“In between the other times of being bored, they played the Wii and played on their laptops,” she said. “How could a kid with all that be bored? I wish I could have had those things when I was a kid.

“It is a challenge every day for a full-time mother to go to school and work. Although it was hectic at times, we made it through this very cold and weird weather for it to be Texas.”

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