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Students adapt to cold weather during homecoming week

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Opinion Editor Peyton Hamel states her excitement about going back to campus. 

Homecoming weekend was off to a chilly start this week as temperatures dropped below freezing. 

“I don’t think that we really had a fall,” said Samantha Mori, a senior studying journalism and mass communication. “It was hot and then it was cold, and then there was the one week where it was hot again and now it’s back to cold.”

Mori shared how she keeps warm during the colder months. 

“Wear layers! That’s my biggest thing, I always wear like three to four layers if it’s cold out,” she said.

With warmer than average temperatures this fall, the cold front was a shock to some students’ systems.  

“It just sucks because the rapid [change] made me and all of my roommates sick,” Mori said. “I’m not a fan of [the cold], but I grew up in the Midwest so it is what it is.”

For students willing to brave the cold, the ISU Alumni Association is holding its “Carnival and Gold Event” throughout the week. 

On Friday, the Alumni Center is hosting a bags tournament at 3:30 p.m., a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and a pep rally at 6 p.m. 

Students can also find “ExCytment in the Streets” at 8 p.m. on Ash Avenue, with a carnival being hosted at Greek Triangle at the same time. The night will end with fireworks, awards and mass Campanile-ing at 11 p.m. on Central Campus.

Thankfully, it looks like students attending the football game this weekend will have slightly warmer weather. Kickoff for the big game against Kansas is at 6 p.m. Saturday. 

Whether you are going to the game, participating in the carnival or cuddling up to watch the game from home, it surely will be a great weekend on campus full of homecoming fun—assuming you can handle the chilly temperatures. 

 

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