Campus thinned out as students rushed home

by Mary Decker and Jackie Sizing

“Have a good break!”

“You too!”

Two students walked past each other, encumbered with bags and laundry bins. One was walking towards their dorm, while the other walked towards their parked car.

(Photo: Mary Decker)

This was a typical scene on the last day of classes before Thanksgiving break. Sitting behind New Hampshire, the loudest sound was the wind blowing through the trees.

Walking through the freshman building, nearly every hallway and community area was devoid of people. Even the Butt Hut, the number one gathering spot in “Freshman Land,” was completely empty.

The campus was dead, with only the occasional student walking by and a secretary for Residential Life with her face in a book. The most traffic at New Hampshire, the freshman dorm, was people throwing out their trash. Cars drove by as students went home to see their families, or to work.

“I’m working from 5 a.m. to, like, midnight,” said one freshman student as she was packing her bags.

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