The overnight flurries and dropping temperatures have students looking forward to (or dreading) the upcoming months at Keene State College.

Living in New England practically guarantees a snowy winter and students took the time to share their opinions on the impending change in weather.

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Philip Bergeron / Graphic Design Editor

KSC first-year Mikaela Lonigro said she likes to spend her winter days outside, snowboarding and playing ice hockey.

“I love snow,” Lonigro said, “It gives people something to do when the season changes.”

Lonigro, who is originally from New York, said that the promise of snow in Keene definitely impacted her decision to come when she was choosing schools.

“It’s nice to wake up and see snow all the time,” Lonigro stated.

Karver Bosela, another first-year at KSC, described winter as his favorite season.

Bosela said he thinks that there’s an aspect of snow that everyone can enjoy.

“If you’re a competitive person, then you can have a snowball fight. If you’re a creative person, you can build a snowman. If you just want to have fun, you can go skiing or sledding. Even if you’re an introvert, you can sit inside and look at the mountains covered in snow,” Bosela explained.

Senior KSC student Matthew McDougal, a fan of snowball fights, has always considered himself a New Englander at heart.

“[When choosing a school] it only made sense for me to stay in the area. I’ve been all over but New England is really my home,” the snow-lover said.

Emma Simpson, a KSC first-year, agreed.

She said, “Living in New England, you have to like the seasons or you’ll be miserable.”

McDougal enjoys the idea of snow, as well as the physical aspect of it. “It’s gorgeous to look at, especially late at night under the street lights. It’s all kinds of romantic and beautiful,” McDougal stated.

“It’s nice to look at, but it’s a pain in the ass,” KSC Junior Amanda Diiulis said of snow.

She continued, “It’s hard to walk in, you need to bundle up, scrape off your car.”

“When it sticks, it gets everywhere,” Diiulis explained. “It sticks to your clothes, it sticks to the car, it sticks to the road. It just gets everywhere.”

“I love snow, but I don’t like the cold,” Julia McNamara, a junior KSC student stated.

McNamara added, “I think it’s beautiful and looks really nice around Christmas time, I just hate that it only comes when it’s cold because I’m not a fan of the cold weather.”

While winter on campus is fast approaching, most KSC students can agree: no one is looking forward to March.

“I love snow right after it falls,” Simpson claimed, “But by the end of February it’s all brown and gross. I hate that.”

McDougal agreed, “Late in the winter, it gets really crappy and slushy and gross and brown, and I don’t like that part.”

Despite these negativities, for the most part students are able to enjoy snow while it’s here.

“My favorite part about snow? Just being in it,” McDougal stated, “Whether it’s falling around me or I’m throwing myself into it. Either way, I just love it.”


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