Students have no time for shenanigans. The only thing on their minds, besides a paper due at 8 a.m., are ways to keep warm — what to eat, what to drink, how to best escape the elements — during these frigid times.
Stony Brook University is being kissed by a cold front today, with temperatures in the high 20s and falling. At sub-freezing levels students grab their Randy Parker apparel — donned in a hat, scarf, gloves, snow boots, sweater, long sleeved thermals, sweatpants, Long Johns and wool socks so bulgy they can’t put their arms down — and waddle off to class.
Engineering students, Rain Lee and Paul Wang, said they try to stay inside as often as possible. But if they go out, they are bundled.
“I need many layers to go out,” Lee said.
Some students said the best way to stay warm is to stay in good health.
SBU student Eric Lu keeps himself in tip-top-shape by exercising regularly, especially during the cold winter months. Lu frequents the Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center to stay in shape.
It just always keeps me warm,” Lu said. Despite the nipping chill, Lu was wearing a light green, cotton sweatshirt, a T-shirt and jeans.
Other students just don’t seem to feel the cold.
Sophomore Danielle Dostaly, dressed in winter-wear, welcomed the breeze to her next class. She said she “isn’t doing that bad” with the weather. She added that she didn’t have too bad to start though, not having to worry about faulty heating in her dorms because she lived in the cozy, hotel-styled suites of Yang Hall.