Tag: Weather

Falling In Love With Fall

Colors, Colors, Everywhere The trees and sky have never looked so vibrant. There’s so much greenery around campus, that when the leaves change colors to vibrant reds and oranges and yellows, it’s almost impossible to not stop and stare. I enjoy walking around campus and seeing how all the colors complement each other. Although Robert Frost wrote that “nature’s first green is gold,” I’m still appreciating the fall leaves before her “hardest hue” comes back again in the Spring; perhaps, it’s best if gold doesn’t stay.   Let’s Get Pump(k)in! The endless array of pumpkin pies on sale literally...

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Countdown till Spring

I suppose I got lucky. This term’s weather wasn’t as awful as I anticipated it to be. There were moments where I’ve woken up, and with one look outside my window, I became a bit depressed at the cloudy skies, naked trees, and outstretched sense of gloom across campus. But fear not, those days will soon be over (until next year). I’ve heard it more than once, from students and faculty members, that this year’s winter was anything but the normal, Schenectady winter storms, but, like I said, I suppose I got lucky. Spring term isn’t really much about...

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Whatever the Weather

Winter Term definitely has come with its own twist and turns. From new faces and new classes to a new change in weather. More than anything, the new climate is something I’d long forgotten since my last winters in New York from when I was six. I remember being incredibly in love with the snow, as many kids tend to be, and begging to stay outside longer to play in the snow—dressed up as an oversized Teletubbie as my fingers and toes went numb. Even now, I don’t mind the cold weather and snow during my late night walks from...

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Old Winter’s Song

I hear a lot of people here complaining about the weather, which is absolutely fair. It certainly has been cold and windy, and the East Coast has been getting all kinds of snow. I think part of what’s happening, though, is that we’re all getting a little cranky because it’s that time of the term again. I’ve been up to my knees in quizzes, tests, essays, responses, and snow. It’s hard to walk around with all this stuff constantly nagging at you. I was able to take advantage of all this snow last night after an event involving boxes of...

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taking full advantage

Its frighteningly easy to not take full advantage of the spring term at Union. Yes, everyone heralds the term as the best one of the year (truth), but we still have classes and obligations and sometimes you can find yourself bogged down and miserable or (*gasp!*) indoors during this most wonderful time of the year. So how do you take full advantage of this magical moment? Follow along: 1. Stopping checking emails on your phone during your walk home (guilty!) and start looking up. Literally every corner of our campus is gorgeous and needs to be appreciated in that “didn’t-I-see-this-in-a-movie-once?” kind of...

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Where is Spring Term?

This weekend is Spring Fest. This sentence has been running through my head for the past 3 days, with both excitement and dread. My first ever college Spring Fest, described to be the best weekend of the year. A while back, I wrote a post about how Spring Term is apparently like summer camp with the occasional class. To be completely honest, looking out the window at this very moment, I do not see it. I really don’t want to be one of those grumpy people who complains about the rain, I don’t, really. However, this weekend is Spring Fest! I sincerely hope that the forecast of this weeks and WEEKENDS weather is just a representation of how my wifi is preventing the app form refreshing and not a reflection of the weather channel. Any other weekend I would be fine with the rain and the low temperatures, but this weekend isn’t exactly opportune. For some reason, sitting on wet grass with rain pouring on me, while watching a live concert isn’t exactly the post appealing idea. I am hoping for the best, and so if everyone else on campus, but the current rain isn’t helping...

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naples

Tomorrow I will be flying down to Naples, Florida to visit my grandmother. I am bringing my boyfriend and we’re meeting my twin sister down there (who also goes to a trimester school and just happens to have the exact same spring break as us — what luck!). While I am most excited just to have time off after a grueling 10-week term (hello, finishing my senior thesis…), there are countless other things I am looking forward to: catching up with my grandmother, seeing my sister, swimming in the ocean, laying out on the beach, reading books for fun,...

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spring

Let me tell you something: I don’t care if finals start today. I don’t care if I have an exam at 8:30am tomorrow morning. I don’t care if it’s 30 degrees out the ground is still covered with ice and snow. Spring Term 2014 is just around the corner and I CAN’T WAIT! I don’t need to explain this to anyone who has already had the luck and incredible fortune to be on the Union College campus for spring term, but all you first-years, all you prospective students, all you curious high-schoolers, (all you jealous college students that go to...

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Shall I compare thee to a Winter’s day?

Hey Guys, for someone straight out of a city that has never experienced snowfall, this winter’s definitely been rough. As we prepare for snowstorm # 18, and hopefully the last of this long drawn winter, I would like to share with you my stages of having dealt with upstate New York’s less than spectacular weather.   Getting out of JFK on January the 4th. Night of the polar vortex and not being nearly covered enough to brave it. I was blown away, in the worst kind of way possible. Spending a day in NYC thinking, “This weather is terrible”,...

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Where is the Snow?! All I see is rain…

  There is almost nothing worse than waking up in the morning to a cloudy sky, barely any light, and a steady rain beating against your window. I, like most people, hate going outside in this type of weather. In my opinion, this weather should be reserved for sleeping in and watching Netflix with a nice cup of tea and Milano’s cookies not far away. Yet, Mother Nature does not particularly care about what we want. During fall term, winter term is all I could think about. The piles of snow, the chilling biting temperature, the snowfalls, and of course the clear night sky. Yes, I do sound a little corny and some might say (my friends) a bit of a romantic. On the other hand, can you blame me? My favorite season is winter, and Winters at Union are legendarily cold, so much so that there sets in a sort of “cabin fever” over the students, where you do not leave your room for anything more than classes. I have to say that I am majorly feeling the latter and absolutely nothing of the former. If I were to look out the window, the snow has melted and has been promptly replaced by puddles and fog. On the bright side, the wonderful bi-product of this “cabin fever” condition is that winter term is probably the best time to...

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