Today is the end of one of the most bizarre school weeks this year, but we welcome Friday with open arms nonetheless.
This week, the Southeast experienced a rare winter storm. Auburn University was one of numerous schools and businesses that closed its doors for days.
Although students and faculty enjoyed a three-day snowcation, we know many of you were eager to get out of the house finally. While the storm brought with it severe traffic jams and stir craziness, here is a list of our absolute favorites from this rare winter week.
1. Deadline Extensions
Being given a deadline extension is like waking up Monday morning and realizing it’s Saturday, and we at The Circle love Saturdays as much as the next guy.
Due to the hindering weather, The Circle has decided to extend the submission deadline until next Friday, February 7. Jump on the opportunity train while you can and submit your work and a waiver to Student Center Suite 1115.
2. Ice Scrapers
This ice was no joke for those of us Southerners who have never dealt with frozen car doors or iced-over windshields. The friend who arbitrarily owns an ice scraper instantly became the most popular this week. 2 friendship points for you, perfectly equipped friend.
3. Bedroom Slippers
Nothing, and I repeat nothing, discourages me more from getting out of bed than a cold hardwood floor. My bedroom slippers and I formed an inextricable bond this week as they guarded my footsies from the glacier that is my bedroom floor.
4. Gas Stations
You never realize how necessary grocery stores are until they’re all closed. I’m sure many Auburn students relied heavily on the food stock of local gas stations this week. Your diet may have consisted of potato chips, beef jerky and chocolate milk, but the Circle K didn’t let you go hungry.
I would list books as a Friday favorite every week, but this week in particular they truly outshone the contenders. Perhaps after one snow day a book wouldn’t have been overly appealing. But after not one, not two, but THREE snow days, reading became more and more freeing. Watching tv or surfing the internet can definitely be fun, but those activities become so monotonous so quickly. I hope everyone got a chance to curl up with a good book this week, even if you only read a chapter or two.