December is sneaking up on us and, although it was 70 degrees yesterday, so will the chilly weather. With that being said, many students are trying to make the most of the outdoors while they still can and before all of Carolina shuts down from one inch of snow.
I’ve compiled a simple list of places to go, things to do and advice from your fellow peers.
1. Hike through Chapel Hill
It’s an easy way to get outside, in good or bad weather, and enjoy what our surrounding forests have to offer. Both the Occoneechee Mountain Loop Trail and Johnston Mill Nature Preserve are only 20 minutes from downtown Chapel Hill, which is close enough by car, or you can always just take a hike to the hike.
Volunteering during the holidays makes everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside. It’s always appreciated to give back to those you love, and to those who are less fortunate. It’s important that as students we realize how fortunate we are, and take advantage of as many of the opportunities to benefit our community while we can. The Carolina Center for Public Service provides many programs and events for students to get involved in, both indoors and outside.
3. Eat lunch or do school work outside
First-year Zoe Redei, talked about her favorite way to study.