Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Syracuse is known for three things: Syracuse University, snow and the Carousel Mall. I’d choose a day of classes with the obstacle of trudging through three feet of snow on the ground any day than another trip to the mall, but let’s not go there. Last year, The Daily Beast named Syracuse the snowiest city in the country with our neighbors to the north, Rochester and Buffalo, coming in second and third, respectively. So, the biggest spectacle in Upstate New York besides watching another losing season by the Buffalo Bills is seeing your house being buried in snow.

But by living in Syracuse the past few weeks you would not even know it’s winter, let alone Christmas time; we have had temperatures reach the mid fifties. But not everyone is complaining–the walk of shame has been less rigorous and it is less dangerous to cross Comstock than it was this time last year. Unless it snows within the next few weeks, Al Gore will be seeking out every global warming skeptic within five miles of the quad saying, “Told ya so.”

The snow this time last December made me reconsider my choosing Syracuse over the University of Denver. But the snow provides Syracuse students with many opportunities, or better yet, excuses. Let’s be honest, some professors do use it as a reason to cancel classes even though they may say otherwise. And for those that live off-campus or in my case last year, Dellpain, it is justification for missing class.

-Brysan Brown

Now that Thanksgiving Break has come to a close, this is what we should all be prepared to see any week now. Remember, it can strike at any time. Get excited freshmen!

-Victoria Troxler

Being at a university that’s home to students from all over the globe, we all know someone who hails from a state or even a country that never, ever sees snow. I’m talking about the kind of place that’s accustomed to a warm climate and seldom dips below 60 degrees. That is the same person who generally expresses extreme envy to us “Northcoasters” over having to go home for the holidays and not being able to experience a white Christmas, even if they don’t technically celebrate the holiday.

Well, to those people I give you “Northcoast Christmas” by The Modern Electric. This is the perfect ode to what the holidays are really like in a region that tends to be consumed by snow around this time. Sure, a white Christmas may seem like a beautiful sight to see in theory, but try living in it for an entire month (or four). TME has it covered with their musings on “lake effect snow,” “digging out our cars” and “dirty decorations.” Yes folks, it’s not all a winter wonderland.

This up-and-coming indie act use their Motion City Soundtrack inspired sound to create an original, less conventional and far more humorous take on a holiday jingle. So, get into the spirit of the season the cool way: “Raise your beer, it’s a Christmas on the Northcoast.”

You can listen to “Northcoast Christmas” in full here.

-Dee Lockett

Picture ‘Cuse: Snow, Lots of It

Posted: November 12, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Remember that? Yup, this picture was taken on the first snowfall of the year last winter. Lest you think that from the fairly decent weather we’ve been having thus far we might be spared from yet another frigid, white winter–think again. Here’s a pleasant reminder of the blizzard that awaits us.

-Vania Myers


Posted: March 8, 2009 by erikabrynn in Uncategorized
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148. 4 inches.

That’s how much snow Syracuse, New York, has accumulated this season according to Winter isn’t even over yet and we’ve already surpassed the average (121.1 inches in case you were wondering). Flying home to Boulder, Colorado, for Spring Break, I packed my winter clothes assuming it would be the same.

But au contraire! Stepping off the escalator at the Denver International Airport was quite a surprise. The majority of the people waiting in the pick-up terminal were not wearing jackets. My family, too, was sporting jacket-less attire.

It only took my brother ten minutes to remark that, “Wow, you really look like a vampire.” He was referring to my white skin, of course. (more…)