Poor weather and midterms overwhelm Elon University students

March 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s making classes boring

By Patrick McCabe

February 17, 2009 

As midterms loom over Elon University students’ heads, rain continues to pour and weather continues to be bleak.

Rainfall covers Elon's campus

Rainfall covers Elon's campus


“We went from snow, to 80 degree weather and now we have had rain for five days straight,” said senior Lauren France. “I have midterms all week, yet this weather just makes me want to lay in bed all day.” 

The rain started late Wednesday night and has continued until late last night. Today was the first day that rain has held off, yet clouds remain and the forecast predicts rain to return on Thursday. 

“I don’t get it,” said sophomore Jonathan Sudbey. “It is usually good weather here, especially by March, but we have had five constant days of rain, it’s depressing.” 


Students and faculty try to take cover from the rain

Students and faculty try to take cover from the rain

Midterms are always a stressful time for Elon students and the rainy weather has not helped students remain positive. Normal stress relievers like running, walking or other outdoor activities have been postponed and students are looking for other forms of relief.


“I’m a runner, so I have been trying to hit up the gym as much as possible,” said junior Hunter Gros. “I hate not being able to be outside but I can find an alternative.”

While rain continues to pour and midterms continue to overwhelm students, many are staying motivated by the freedom that awaits them in four short days.

“I just keep reminding myself that as of Friday I will be done and as off Saturday I will be cruising the Caribbean,” said senior Allison Barton. “I just hope the weather doesn’t follow me.” 

Whether it is sailing the Caribbean, lounging around in Jamaica or doing service in Key West, Fla., many Elon students will be traveling south for Spring Break. Hopeful for warm, dry weather students are willing to face the struggle of midterms and bad weather, anticipating the week of relaxation that awaits them.


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