School Closed

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The times they are a-changin’.

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For the first time in 15 years1, the Colorado School of Mines has a snow day.

Due to severe weather and treacherous driving conditions, Colorado School of Mines will close today (March 26) at noon.

And it really wasn’t a full day either, just a half day. Still, I somehow feel my college experience is now more complete. Rumors are circulating that tomorrow may also be a snow day, but I have my doubts.

  1. says the lunch lady 

4 thoughts on “School Closed”

  1. Yeah it’s amazing, a *half* snow day for once! Although greatly appreciated, it was kinda late for them to call it then… endangering tons of students who have to drive on the streets sheets of ice to get there on time for classes and exams.

    But I guess that’s to be expected from a school that seemingly never stops for anything to complete it’s mission: to heat students to white hot temperatures in their fiery forge, while repeatedly pounding, pressing, and rolling them into a form of freakishly intelligent hyper-beings known as engineers.
    All of this while force feeding them concentrated stress and attempting to leech all hope from them.


  2. I had class until about 12:07, when the prof decided we really weren’t supposed to be in Meyer a full fifteen minutes after quittin’ time; the class normally extends to 12:15, perhaps a little later.

    The way back to my apartment, across from the CTLM (yep, that close), was rather arduous; blowing snow and closed buildings, yuck. Had a friend over because his house is a few miles away and no RTD buses came for an hour or so when he was there.

    Later a roommate and I delivered him home…the driving experience could be summed up as “The Fast and the Furious: Golden Drift”. Thence to King Sooper’s. Sonic was for all intents and purposes closed (I really wanted some ice cream in that snowstorm, go figure). Then another interesting ride back home.

    I seriously thought about breaking into a chorus of the school fight song, upon hearing that EVERY other institution had been closed down due to the snow…except Mines, which deigned to wait until lunch. It just goe to show how hardcore this place is. I’d say it’s the Chuck Norris of schools but then I’d get roundhouse kicked in the face.

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  4. it can be speculated that this must be the 30 year snow event seeing as 50% of a day was canceled in 15 years. Strangely I remember a significantly worse snow storm before my time at mines but I believe that that particular event was during spring break, irony is such a cruel master.

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