For the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of rain and cold weather, but this week we finally got to experience some warmth, and students definitely took advantage of the higher temps on campus. A few students talked about how they felt about the return of the sunshine.
Students got a chance to walk all around campus as the sun made a promising comeback with temperatures in the high 70s and 80s.
Throughout the week, there was a fluctuation in crowds at Beury Beach and the new Liacouras Walk South.
Mackenzie Miller, a freshman art education major, decided to come out and set up a hammock with her friend instead of doing their homework inside.
“I love the warm weather on campus; I feel like it’s not college when it’s not warm. Every time I think of it, I think of being outside hanging on hammocks just laying in the sun,” she said.
Many used this time to sit and socialize with others. At the same time, some used the perfect weather as an opportunity to sell their products.
A sophomore marketing major, Trinity Paynter, talked about what made her decide to come out with her roommate to sell some of their clothing at the Bell Tower for all to see.
“This is our first time, and we’re still not sure if we can, but we’re here, we’re vibing, and people are actually coming looking at our clothes; It’s a good time so far.”
On Beury Beach, students were seen engaging in playing music, hula hooping, slacklining, and skateboarding.
Students were even gathered on the new Liacouras Walk South that was built earlier in the semester.
To add to the warm weather festivities, famous ice cream trucks Mr. Softee and Haagen Dazs appeared on campus.
With finals quickly approaching, a few students anticipated their need for the great weather to stay.
Charlotte Hobbs, a sophomore Communications Studies major, kept a positive attitude with finals coming up.
“I’m hoping for the best. It was just all over the place for a little while there, but we were heading into finals. I hope it’s like gorgeous weather.”
Aarushi Sharma, senior risk management and insurance major, also had a few things to say
“It feels really good; I actually wanna be out and about doing stuff. None of my work stuff it’s getting done, but it’s fine,” she said.
As the semester comes to an end, hopefully, the wonderful weather is here to stay.