WRITTEN BY: SARAH DIOMANDE
The month of December has just arrived, yet it seems like Mother Nature has missed the memo. With the holiday season underway, Temple students are enduring their winter finals without one thing: snow.
The noticeable lack of white flurries has paused campus into an autumn state of mind. Students have been strolling to classes with nothing but light wind breezes, and sunshine caressing their faces. As Jack Frost continues to flake, are Temple students feeling some type of way?
On Thursday evening, a few Temple owls were asked about their opinions on the lack of snow hitting campus grounds.
Sharan Kaur, a sophomore in the Fox School of Business said, “So far it hasn’t really been a big deal, but as it gets closer and closer to Christmas it’s going to start feeling weird,” she said. “The snow really adds to the holiday vibe.”
“I feel like it’s really taking away the holiday spirit,” Brielle Bryson, a sophomore, said while exiting the TECH Center. “Christmas is only a few weeks away and we haven’t seen a touch of snow, it’s just kinda sad,” Bryson said.
Indeed, the holidays are on their way and by now most of us would expect to have seen some form of white powder floating through the skies. But not everyone is complaining about the no-show snow.
Chris Kelley, a junior, explained how he’s not too worried about it. “I think it’s pretty normal considering the winter solstice doesn’t happen until the 22nd of December,” he said. “I’m kind of okay with that because I don’t really like winter so I’m good with the fall weather.”
Although there are many who disagree with Kelley and can’t wait for the snow to arrive, they may have to wait a little longer.
According to the National Weather Channel’s predictions for the city of Philadelphia, the month of December is looking fairly warm and dry. With temperatures in the fifties and even reaching the sixties, Temple University should be expecting a warmer holiday send-off.