As the last remnants of a massive snow system lifted their icy grip on greater Lansing, some Michigan State University students gingerly emerged from their cozy residences Thursday morning to brave the trek across the slippery and semi-plowed campus to classes.
“I’m surprised, really. My roommates had all of their classes moved to online for today,” said finance major Joseph Spencer on the way to the business building, “I’d rather be on Zoom!”
With nearly 10 inches of snow dropped overnight, it’s hard to blame students’ wishes to stay in for the day, even as the university just resumed in-person course instruction. Sidewalks still dusted in snow, walkways left unplowed, and high winds whipping up snow has some students feeling pressured to go out in inclement weather.
On his way back from classes, junior Adam Rizzo said, “Walking to the bus stop was rough early this morning, I almost wiped out on some black ice and my socks are already soaked from the snow.
“I would have driven to my class, but my street wasn’t fully plowed by the time I had to head out”.