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College in the north . . . during winter

 Written by    January 14, 2019

Okay, I know Ohio isn’t everyone’s dream state. I had high school friends leave to go to college in Tampa, Savannah, Nashville, South Carolina, California . . . places where it’s warm. And it’s around this time of year that I ask classmates who came here from LA or Florida why they chose to come to Ohio.

Well, first and foremost, it’s because tOSU is the best university in the nation. But I’ll save that rant for later.

Second, I think there’s something unique about living somewhere that has all four seasons. Yes, I see the appeal of summer all year round, being able to go swimming in January (although you can do that indoors here at the RPAC 😉 ), and keeping that hard-earned tan. But having different seasons really helps showcase the campus in new ways every few months. Sure, it’s cold, and the wind hurts your face, but it really is beautiful.

I took my camera out to go shoot around campus today and really gained an appreciation for winter in the north. Seeing mirror lake under a blanket of snow, watching students throw snowballs (or international students take pictures in the snow, because it’s something they’ve never experienced), looking out the windows at the top of Busch/Blackburn to see what kids went out at midnight to write/draw in the snow this time . . . somehow, the “bad” weather is uniting. Campus is still lively. Everyone is having fun in new ways. Some people even go sledding on the south oval or go out to build snowmen. We might be in college, but we are still a bunch of kids, and I love seeing the winter bring out that side of us.

Here are a couple shots I got today—hopefully, they help to convince you that going to school in the north can be beautiful and exciting, too.

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