Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm under Events

by
Brian, Class of 2012

Last week, SUNY Potsdam students witnessed a rare event that was just as welcome as it was surprising; a snow day! Starting in the early morning hours of February 2, a monster storm made its way through the Midwest and headed northeast toward our neck of the woods. I woke up at 7AM for Geochemistry, checked my email and was very surprised to see a cancellation notice from President Schwaller for all morning classes. The snow continued to fall steadily and heavily and before long, all classes and activities had been called off for the day. Needless to say, students embraced this special occasion with open arms. I chose to go back to bed for a few more hours before work, then spent the rest of the day off playing music with friends off campus. The atmosphere was truly festive; I have a feeling that most of us will fondly remember Snow Day ’11, especially considering that snow cancellations are so few and far between. My advisor has been teaching at SUNY Potsdam for 25+ years, and this was the first full day weather cancellation he has witnessed.

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee at Clarkson University

More recently, Clarkson University hosted an indoor Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend. Clarkson tournaments are always a welcome change for our team, since having to drive 5 minutes across town removes the hassle of hours of driving to a distant university and sleeping on a basement floor. We played well on day one of the tournament, with a record of 2-3. The good news there was that two of our three losses were by one point and every game was extremely competitive. The next day, we were seeded in the loser’s bracket of the championship, where we played even better than the day before. We played an undefeated day two, going 3-0 and winning each game by a very wide margin. We won the loser’s bracket (affectionately called the “Chumpionship”) and left the tournament feeling very good about our performance.

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee at Clarkson University

Indoor Ultimate Frisbee at Clarkson University

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