The 10 Phases Syracuse Students Go Through To Deal With The Heat Wave

The 10 Phases Syracuse Students Go Through To Deal With The Heat Wave

We Syracuse students like our weather cold and our colors orange and blue.

Syracuse University is located in upstate New York, a place notorious for harsh winters and fierce winds. When students accept their admission to the school not only do they agree to attend, but implicitly they surrender to impossibly frigid weather as well as burden the (necessary) expense of a Canada Goose jacket.

Exposure to such arctic conditions has not only trained the bodies of Syracuse students to efficiently maintain homeostasis but actually has created a severe intolerability to contrasting tropical weather conditions.

That being said, here are 10 phases in which the student body of Syracuse has dealt with the prolonged heat wave.

1. The first couple of days of heat is actually appreciated.

Girls are tanning and boys are throwing Frisby's. Syracuse students acknowledge that in just a few short weeks the weather will reach groundbreaking lows putting their fingers and toes in imminent danger of frostbite.

2. The heat continues to stay steady, putting the idea into the minds of students that Syracuse might not experience such vicious temperature drops and could possibly yield a mild winter.

3. The heat rises despite the weeks rolling by.

Syracuse students who previously didn’t believe in global warming are starting to re-question this phenomenon as well as everything else they have ever believed in.

4. The heat has maintained intensity peaking at almost 90 degrees.

The sanity of Syracuse students is beginning to falter and the lack of air-conditioning within dorms is imposing the method of nudity as the only way to cool off.

5. The market for fans has increased dramatically, with students shoving up to 4 fans in their rooms as well as leaving freezers and refrigerators open as a technique to cool the room down.

6. Syracuse students begin to observe that the fans actually do little to improve heat because all they do is circulate the already sultry air.

7. Showering is noticed as doing little to cool off students. Just seconds after drying one’s body with a towel, the student is soaked in sweat defeating the whole purpose of the shower.

8. Syracuse students are no longer able to sleep because of the blisteringly hot weather.

The heat exacerbates sickness and those suffering from asthma have coughing fits and potentially fatal attacks.

9. The wallets of Syracuse students begin to thin because many resort to renting rooms in the Sheraton as the only way to obtain any type of air-conditioned environment to sleep.

10. Lastly, students entertain the idea of transferring to a different school but remember that because of the location of this school, it is probably experiencing the coolest temperatures of any other university in the country.

The only hope that is left is knowing that eventually, the heat will have to end, and frozen tears and snot will soon be a glorious reality in the coming future.

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To The Girl Who Still Has Her Mom This Christmas

To the girl with who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas. 

     To the girl who is blessed enough to have her momma this Christmas, please remember to soak every last bit of it in. 

      Please remember to hug her so tight, that the way she smells is locked into your nose. Listen to all the stories you've heard a million times, like you've never heard a single one. Help her, even if it seems completely silly to you, help her mix that cake. Laugh, oh please laugh. Laugh at all her corky ways, at the way she mispronounces words, try's to be hip and use new found lingo, or how she cusses when she forgot to get the rolls out of the oven but quickly asks the Lord for forgiveness. Remember her laugh, etch it into your brain. Make her happy, if she wants to go riding around looking at Christmas lights down the same streets you've went for years, do it. Don't fuss, take her advice, agree to just disagree on things. It's not worth it. Most importantly, remind her over and over how much you love her. 

     Because unlike you, I'm not able to see my mom on Christmas. I'm not able to see her on birthdays, Thanksgiving, or any other occasion. My time with her is up. Death is the most permanent heartbreak. 

     How I long to hear her voice, her laugh. To feel her tight embrace. Smell, oh god, what I would give to just be able to smell her. I would absolutely love to go riding around for hours while she ohhs and ahhs at every single house we pass. If I had the opportunity I'd tell her just how much I love her, how I'm so thankful for all the sacrifices she made for me. In fact, I'm not sure I could ever tell her enough. 

      Some days I wake up and it still doesn't feel real. Others, I panic trying to remember exactly how she sounded. Because, I don't want to forget. I don't want to forget a single characteristic about her. Not one. 

     Take time, not just on holidays, or special occasions to be with your mom. Even if it's just you two piled up watching reruns of "The Little House on the Prairie", soak it in. 

    You only get one momma. Nobody could ever take her place. She's your rock. 

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25 Moments Of 'A Christmas Story' You Remember While Watching It 10 Times In A Row On Christmas

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."


Let's be real, you can't go through the holiday season without watching "A Christmas Story." It's a classic. I have to watch it at least once around Christmastime. Since it's iconic, it's very easy to remember everything that goes on throughout the film. Here are twenty five of the most memorable moments of the movie.

1. When poor Randy had to bundled up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

2. And in turn caused a huge problem.

3. Oh, and another problem.

4. When Ralphie dropped the F-Bomb in front of his father. He didn't say "fudge."

5. And he received the classic soap bar punishment.

6. When Swartz was persistent on getting what he wanted.

7. When we realized Ralphie's father had never seen the word "fragile."

8. When Ralphie's mother was determined to keep her husband unhappy.

9. The one killjoy phrase quoted more than once.

10. When Ralphie got ripped off.

11. When Randy was picking at his food.

12. And his mother insisted on showing her how the piggies ate.

13. When the mall Santa got too close and personal.

14. Only to be a jerk in the end.

15. Let's not forget what Ralphie desperately wanted for Christmas.

16. When poor Flick was left to suffer on that pole.

17. When the family was forced to eat at a Chinese restaurant after their turkey was ruined.

18. And it was devoured by the neighbor's annoying hound dogs.

19. When Ralphie and his friends had to deal with this douchebag every time they left their houses.

20. It's okay, though. Ralphie eventually decides not to put up with it.

21. And let's not forget the pink nightmare Ralphie was given.

22. Ralphie's daydreams were interesting, too.

23. But some of them were weird.

24. When the Red Ryder BB gun ended up being a hazard after all.

25. Who am I kidding? The whole movie is memorable.

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