Snow days are always a fun treat, even for college students. Snow days in Saint Louis are seemingly unpredictable because the weather varies constantly. However, on Jan. 25, 2023, Missouri Baptist University called off classes giving their students a snow day. Snow days always bring different activities to participate in during the bitterness of winter, and it’s always fun at any age to go outside (or stay bundled up inside) and enjoy a snow day.
Photo by Isabel Rinkenberger A snowy Spartan Field welcomed runners on a cold day in January. Despite school being canceled, the Spartan runners met up for practice for a 5-mile run, taking the opportunity to leave footprints and snow angels on the until-then-untouched snow cover after practice.
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After making the perfect snowball, it is crucial to admire your handiwork during a fun day out in the snow. You never know when a rigorous snowball fight might ensue. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
With fun snow days comes the seemingly dreadful activity of cleaning off your car. Not only is there a large layer of snowing that collects on the car, but a layer of ice can sometimes form underneath. Jacob Simmons cleans off his 1998 Ford F-150 truck in the cold weather. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
Snowballs are unique because every flake that makes one up is different. Making snowballs can be a fun pastime to partake in during a snow day. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
When you have track practice on a snow day, you have to improvise to get some fun in. Mia Reed shows off a small snowman made from the snow on Spartan Field after a cold 5-mile run. Photo by Isabel Rinkenberger
Mia Reed sculpts a snowman on the track after a run. As the day draws to a close, the snowman stood guard over the track until the sun shone bright enough to melt it. Photo by Isabel Rinkenberger
Luke Montani admires his snow angel after a cold run on a snowy day. Despite the frigid temperatures, Luke and a few other track boys chose to run in shorts. Photo by Isabel Rinkenberger
Snowfall is beautiful, but cleaning off the driveway is an unfortunate side effect of that cold, icy, white substance on every surface. Sebastian Munoz Castellanos, my brother-in-law, cleans the freezing snow off his driveway. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
No matter how old or young you are, we can all find ways to enjoy the snow, whether that be building a snowman, having a snowball fight or simply watching the snow fall outside while sipping some hot chocolate inside. My niece, Eliza Munoz, loves playing in the snow, which is something fun we can do together. Having a baby in the family is so much fun, especially when it snows. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
Building a snowman with family members and friends is a winter activity that can be taken for granted in the Midwest. However, I still enjoy getting to do this activity with my loved ones. Mike Goodberlet (my dad) and Eliza Munoz build a snowman together. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
I love being able to experience new activities with my niece in each season of the year. As she grows up, we can do many more activities together, which is absolutely precious. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
Mike Goodberlet shovels our driveway in the crisp winter weather. Photo by Kate Goodberlet
Eliza builds a snowman in my sister’s backyard. Photo by Kate Goodberlet