Ways to Deal with Winter

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Here’s how Carleton students beat the winter doldrums:

“Alpine ski on a cold Friday night.”
—Soon Kai Poh ’14 (Singapore)

“Awaken early on a clear day to see the freshly fallen snow before people walk across it.”
—Ben Cerjan ’12 (Danville, Calif.)

“Sail to various Polynesian islands to research the environmental impacts of their postcolonial economy (and swim with dolphins).”
—Nora Cassidy ’13 (Modesto, Calif.)

“Walk through the Arb, well-bundled, on cloudless nights and watch the stars peep through the trees.”
—Justin Carlson ’12 (St. Louis Park, Minn.)

“Throw boiling water off a balcony and watch it evaporate or freeze on a cold winter night.”
—Catherine Christenson ’14 (Eden Prairie, Minn.)

“Hone my culinary skills by inventing new kinds of soup.”
—Zerrin Dagli ’13 (River Forest, Ill.)

“Freeze my hair into different shapes after leaving swim practice in West Gym.”
—Samantha Sharpe ’14 (San Rafael, Calif.)

“Play late-night Frisbee with a light-up disc.”
—Dan Sairsingh ’13 (Moscow)

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