On March 31, 2014, something unsurprising happened: it snowed once more on Long Island.
Monday’s crazy bout of early spring snow created horrible traffic jams all throughout Long Island: Nicolls Road, one of the major roads that most commuters use to get to class, was an absolute mess, while I’m sure the L.I.E., Route 25A and 347 could not have fared any better.
As I am sure every student on campus has seen in the past month, this winter has brought on a lot of snow, bringing about early cancellations, delays and the like. What I’m sure everyone has also seen is the amount of snow and ice around Stony Brook’s main campus, where there were large sheets of black ice and a couple of plowed paths that allowed students to treacherously get to each of their classes.
Over the past few weeks, Stony Brook University made efforts to remove snow from walkways and roadways across campus. Despite those efforts, though, some students feel the residential buildings have inaccessible or slippery entrances.
Wolfstock, Strawberry Fest, the Roth Regatta: these are some of Stony Brook’s exciting events that attract all sorts of its students. But what can be even more exciting than these events? Having nothing to do due to a snow day.