Repurposed by A.C. Huff 4-12-2016
Winter Storm Jonas cancelled Friday and Monday classes at Lynchburg College, extending the weekend for college students. Some students utilized their newly found free time to drink and party, despite freezing temperatures, as well as a foot of snow.
Kelsey Dowling said that she and fellow junior Kelly McCarthy, wanted to have snacks for the storm, so they went to the grocery store “to stock up on two twelve packs of beer, some wine, liquor and cookie dough.”
This was among many accounts of the activities that went on during the students’ extra long weekend.
“Heels and snow don’t go together,” Hannah Myers, On-Call Montgomery Hall Director during the snowstorm, said after she noticed many residents brave the freezing temperatures in party attire while she was on rounds with security.
Many students had dreaded returning to school that Monday. Due to the college’s late announcement of Monday’s closure at 7:45 p.m., many students had thought it unlikely that classes would be cancelled.
Jason Dow, a junior at Lynchburg College, said, “I heard the buzzes of my phone announcing Monday’s cancellation, and mere moments later I heard celebratory yelling and screaming, including; ‘We’re drinking tonight!’”
Lynchburg College resumed classes on Tuesday with a condensed schedule.
Click here for information on the dangers & statistics of college drinking (as provided by the NIAAA).
Original Writers: Charlotte Galamb, Katherine Graves, Jasmyn West, A.C. Huff
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