Winter’s chill welcomed

Samantha Tosado

Kent State students enjoy seasonal festivities amid frigid flurries

Winter time is not always about cold weather and shorter days. Whether it’s snuggling up with a loved one or drinking hot cocoa by the fire, there are still ways to have fun.

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Sophomore marketing major Stephanie Anastasakis said she’s not really the winter type, but in her free time she said she enjoys sledding with her friends during the season.

“Last year we went sleigh riding by Taylor Hall, and we had snow ball fights,” she said.

Sophomore exercise physiology major Beth Reppermund isn’t a fan of winter either, but said she loves hockey and that’s how she gets into the winter spirit.

“I grew up watching the Penguins play,” she said. “My family is obsessed with hockey so that’s just what I’m used to.”

Reppermund said she also likes to go to the Kent State hockey games.

“They’re really fun and a lot of people go to them,” she said. “The team is really supported.”

Other students seem to think the opposite about the winter season.

Junior nursing major Sarah Lenox said winter is by far her favorite season.

“I love when it’s cold,” Lenox said. “I love walking to class in the winter because it’s so pretty.”

Lenox admitted she’s a “child at heart” and has the ABC Family “25 Days of Christmas” movies on at all times.

“I am in love with Christmas,” she said. Lenox and her roommate also have decorations covering their room in Centennial E – from holiday stickers to holiday hand towels.

“My mom said she doesn’t get into the Christmas spirit until I’m home,” she said.

Freshman fashion design major Heather Pilewski enjoys the winter time as well.

“When I think of winter, I think of Christmas and decorations,” Pilewski said. “My roommate and I haven’t stopped listening to Christmas music since October.”

Pilewski said her favorite winter pastimes include going to the “Lights Before Christmas” show back home in Toledo, which she looks forward to every year. She also enjoys taking pictures of the winter scenery around campus.

“I love to take pictures of the snow especially,” Pilewski said.

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