• Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun
  • Winter Fun

Winter Fun

Berry College students recently celebrated a Southern winter just weeks after Georgia was hit by the polar vortex.

During 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.