Snow Days in Res.

Just before break residential girls winter provided a thrill.


Vicky Liu '19

Nancy Wei built a snowman in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard when school closed for the snow days on March 14 and 15.

Jocelyn Yang, Contributor

Late on Monday night, March 13, anyone taking a snowy walk on Potomac Avenue would have heard a roar of “yes!” coming from some of the houses. It had been quiet night until “the school is closed for the snow day” email arrived and broke the quiet in the residential houses. Inside Wendt House, girls in pajamas came out of their bedrooms one after another to celebrate the moment. All were on their feet, cheering in excitement.

“It’s one of the best gifts that I can receive before I graduate from SEM in June this year,” said Amber Ye ’17.

Not only in Wendt, the joy of cheering could be heard across the houses. The laughter and roar echoed in the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard long into that night.

Photo by Amber Ye ’17. Otherwise known as the “Buffalo Refrigerator.”

The next day, most girls chose to chill in the dorms rather than go out. Reading books, watching Netflix, and sleep-in with sweet dreams. However, Nancy Wei ’20 and another three girls from Lipke House who were not afraid of cold decided to build a snowman in the courtyard.

While enjoying BBQ pork chops with sweet potatoes at school, many girls said they were ready for the second snow day and since the snow got heavier, it indeed happened.

But not everyone appreciated Mother Nature for another day off. A few girls who were about heading to their home in China on Wednesday, March 15 were concerned about their flights from Buffalo being delayed or canceled due to the snowstorm. Luckily, their flights were not affected much despite the extreme weather.

On Wednesday afternoon, the sun came out and the temperature rose. The snowman the girls from Lipke built melted. As the sign of restarting the school on Thursday, March 16, the rest of residential girls started to turn their focus on finishing up their homework with the memories of snow days to remain always in their minds. “It was expected, but still, you couldn’t really imagine it happened in March,” said Zoey Liu ’18.