Re- ‘Cactions To Sandy
At the time of this post, Conn, Trinity, Wesleyan, and Tufts have all canceled class for the next two days. Trinity is going so far to urge students to leave if they can. Despite Governor Patrick’s recommendation, Amherst and Williams have turned up their noses at the prospect of a spot o’ rain. I mean, last time Western Mass. was hit by a hurricane it’s not like this happened or anything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYNupst3olA
Twitter reactions in the ‘Cac have ranged all across the board. Some were elated:
Stocking up on vodka so that when we lose power because of Sandy, we can black out too. #camelproblems
— Camel Problems (@CamelProblems) October 28, 2012
(Hurrikegstands for everyone!) To anger:
Sooooo UMass, Smith, and Hampshire all got closed down. The fuck is Amherst waiting on?
— Jessi Wilcox (@LoveJessi_xoxo) October 28, 2012
Can we please twitterbomb President Monaco telling him classes need to be cancelled? #revolution
— Bridget Brazil ⚓ (@BridgetBrazil03) October 28, 2012
Tufts students, upon hearing the good news, venture into unknown territory:
Mass exodus from Tisch #sandy
— Dane Roberts (@daneger0us) October 28, 2012
Some exuded straight-up defiance in the face of winds potentially strong enough to throw Adirondack chairs across the quad:
Classes should only be cancelled if FEMA shows up. Let’s be real.
— Cole Townsend (@CTRunsThis) October 28, 2012
President Falk’s Ephs will be dodging said chairs on the way to class while his children stay home from school. Others, curiously, like to live every weekend like the largest storm to ever hit the United States is bearing down upon them:
— Avantha Arachchi (@beautynbullets) October 28, 2012
Students at Middlebury, Colby, Bowdoin, and Bates seem to be too far North for students to get really fired up—it’s too risky to play hurricane roulette but not dangerous enough to really hope for class cancellations If you’re lucky enough to be in Sandy’s path, refer to our list of Hurri’Cactivities to keep you busy while the water rises.
In any case, at least something productive might come of all this:
Really hoping that this hurricane will spawn an ongoing campus conversation on weather.
— Quinn Pitcher (@QuinnPitcher) October 28, 2012
We’ll be toughing The Flood out, providing as much Hurricac coverage as possible. Follow along on Twitter (@InTheCac) as updates become available and shenanigans arise.