First-year UNC students experienced their first on-campus snow on Sunday, as a winter storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the Chapel Hill area.
Snowmen sat gingerly on the quad, students carried brightly colored sleds to the nearest hill, and frost fogged the windows of Franklin Street coffee shops.
Assistant University Editor Liv Reilly asked UNC students, “What was your favorite part about your snow day?”
Sami Moussally, first-year business administration major
"Today, I went down to the little hill by the football practice field and just went sledding with a bunch of different items. Anything flat that could slide, we just used. It was sick."
Marissa Meyerhoefer, first-year business administration major
"This morning, my teammates and I went sledding by the soccer field. We used mattresses and container lids. We also had a competition who could run and slide the furthest, making the biggest skid mark in the snow. Then, my hands got a little cold and I couldn’t feel them, so I put clean socks on them in place of mittens."
Kailee Sullivan, first-year global studies major
"My favorite part about my snow day was getting to go out with my suitemates and listen to music and hang out on Franklin Street."
Julius Berger, first-year business administration and Spanish major
"Me and my friend Adin went to the quad and just got in a random snowball fight with these random people we met, so that was pretty fun."
Krystal Donovan, first-year information science major
"Today we kind of just trudged through the snow, took pictures in front of Wilson. We plan on going to Kenan Stadium to take more pictures. We’ve been seeing lots of sledding and snowball fights on the way. They say in Chapel Hill that we experience all four seasons, so it’s been exciting to actually see it."
Eden Obodum, first-year biology major
"It’s been fun. I don’t even really like cold weather, but snow is always fun."
Josephine Collins, first-year political science major
"Today, some friends and I went sledding right outside where the football team practice facility is. The football team lent us some of their pads that they use for drills, so that was fun. We also came across a tennis event parking sign that we tried to use. That didn’t work, but it was fun trying to do that."
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