College students recently celebrated a Southern winter just weeks after Georgia
was hit by the polar vortex.
the last week of winter break, the cold front blasted Berry and the surrounding
region. Temperatures plummeted to 6 degrees, breaking the previous record of 9
degrees set more than a century ago in 1896. The frigid temperatures
caused the waterfall in Berry’s Kilpatrick Commons to completely freeze.
Faculty, staff, and students who were working over break posted pictures on
social media of the frozen waterfall. Photographer Lauren Neumann braved the
frigid temps to photograph a variety of scenic images.
Inspired by the wintry blast, students recently hosted a Winter
Wonderland on the Cage side lawn with an ice skating rink, s’mores, hot cocoa
and a “snowzilla” slide during the first weekend after break.
Freshman communication major, Zack Woodworth, of Marietta, Ga.,
said the Winter Wonderland was enjoyable - especially the s’ mores.
“It was really great; I had a lot of fun. It’s a cool idea to make
a skating rink when a lot of people don’t get to ice skate since we are in
Georgia,” Woodworth said.
Overall, he said, it was chilly but fun.
Story by Public Relations Assistant Brittni
Trollinger, photos by Angelica Miller and Lauren Neumann.