Weather halts classes, but not fun

Carrie Kreisler

Winter weather conditions may have canceled classes Friday, but some ISU students didn’t have any trouble filling their day with activities on the snow- and ice-covered campus.Carl DeMulder, freshman in aerospace engineering, said he had fun on his day off when he and his friends went sledding on campus.”We went down to food service and took the trays,” DeMulder said. He said it wasn’t hard to steal the trays because they hid them in their coats.”We had been wanting to do this for a while,” he said. “We were just waiting for the snow.”He and his friends utilized any slope they could find, including the hill by the Knoll and the area behind Curtiss Hall, he said.”We went sledding on almost every hill on campus,” DeMulder said.Many students spent a good part of their day scraping the thick layers of ice off their vehicles.Christina Gill, junior in hotel, restaurant and institution management, said she “didn’t do a damn thing” because she was unable to go rent movies, which is what she had planned to do. “I tried for 20 minutes to get into my car, and found out it wouldn’t start,” she said.Matt Nedved, freshman in mechanical engineering, said his day started early. He woke up at 6 a.m. and heard on the radio that classes were canceled.”I about had three guys propose to me when I told them classes were canceled,” he said.Nedved’s girlfriend, who lives two hours north of Ames, was supposed to visit Friday but didn’t make it because of the weather.”I called her in the morning and told her not to come,” Nedved said, but he still managed to make the most of his day.Only after eating breakfast and doing laundry and homework did he decide to take a short nap, and even that didn’t slow him down, he said.”I went to the track meet for a little while and then to the hockey game,” Nedved said. “Then I went back to bed, but there wasn’t much excitement there.”Jessica Bradley, sophomore in elementary education, woke up at 7 a.m. and checked to see if classes were canceled before going back to bed.”I was hoping the night before that they would be,” she said. “I woke up and turned on the TV and found out that they were canceled.”Bradley said she didn’t really do anything until later in the day.”I rented a movie and ordered pizza and hung out with friends,” she said.Jolene Shafer, sophomore in elementary education, said she went to see the new movie “Hannibal.””We went to the 4:20 show, and it was sold out,” she said. “There were a lot of college students there.”