The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is gone. As of March 14th, 2012 it is officially….SPRINGTIME!!!!
With the delightful change in the weather comes some equally pleasing changes on campus as well. The first change that occurs with the dawn of springtime, is the reawakening of summer clothing. Temperatures will hit no higher than 40 degrees, and I guarantee you will find at least one person waltzing around campus decked out in shorts and sandals. With this amazing 70 DEGREE weather we are experiencing, you will find not a single person wearing Uggs, coats, or even long sleeves. Say goodbye to the wooly sweaters, hats and mittens, and fuzzy socks and say hello to walking around in little more than a bathing suit!
Another thing you’ll notice at UST with the change in weather is the unprofessional frisbee and football players returning to their now visible turf, the quad. Both upper and lower quad pulse with excitement and adrenaline as students enjoy their time soaking in the sun while playing a pick up game of soccer or volleyball in between class time. From the moment the sun rises and until the stars brighten the sky, brace yourself and walk with caution through the quad, keeping your eyes peeled on any incoming frisbees or baseballs coming your way.
Looking for a place to study for your midterms? Try laying out in the upper or lower quad! You can be sure to find plenty of students studying, or for most girls tanning, on the grass while getting their daily dose of sunshine. Be careful though, don’t forget to put on sunscreen! You’ll burn like a crisp!
Unfortunately, my time outside has been pretty limited as I’ve been cramming in some last minute studying for all of my midterms. I can’t help but stare out the window every five minutes or so, wishing I could be enjoying the nice spring weather. Thankfully, spring break is a mere three days away and I’ll get all the time I need to lay out in the sun and rejoice the end of winter.
Happy Spring everyone!