Snow close

Students reacted happily to news that classes were canceled after 2:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a persistent snowfall.

As soon as Syracuse University canceled classes Wednesday afternoon, the collective cheers could be heard across campus.

Students at Schine Student Center erupted in excitement after they received the official email notification. Many said they were ready to take a break from the bone-chilling weather.

“I am really happy,” said Jacqueline Sarro, an arts and sciences freshman. “We are supposed to go to a theater tonight for the Spanish class and now we don’t have to go.”

Newhouse senior Onaika Mootoo wished that university officials had canceled course earlier.

“Half of the people are already trying to go to their 2:15, but I’m glad that it’s canceled,” Mootoo said. “It’s very considerate of them because the roads are horrible.”

Psychology senior Mariely Guzman echoed her friend’s wish that the entire day's classes were called off.

“They could have done it earlier but at the middle of the day, I’m happy that they are canceled,” Guzman said.

This is the second time that Syracuse University has canceled classes due to inclement weather in recent years. On March 7, 2011, all classes were canceled as more than a foot of snow blanketed the campus. Syracuse averages more than 100 inches of snowfall each year.



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