Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like: Warmcuts
Courtesy Of Ivygate Blog
Listen up, freshmen — this one’s for you. Warmcuts will save your life. You know how some schools have an underground tunnel system that allows their would-be bitterly cold undergraduates to avoid getting frostbite while walking to class? Well, we don’t have those.
We do, however, have a lot of buildings that are really close together. And so the warmcut was born — a route that takes place partially, preferably mostly indoors while you move from point A to point B.
The secret to a worthwhile warmcut is that it not add more than a minute of travel time to your commute but be at least 80 percent indoors. Otherwise, you will not actually warm up, and so then what is the point?
Addendum: if the Realfeel temperature is below negative 15 [insert joke about how freshmen ain’t ready for a real Hanover winter here], forget these guidelines and just stay as indoors as you can. Or, you know, stay in bed.
Going from Fahey or Russell Sage to FoCo? Walk through the Gold Coast buildings and then Mass Row.
McLaughlin to Silsby? Take the library. Or go through Kemeny and Haldeman, but that one’s kind of confusing and requires lots of going up and down stairs.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of getting to class in the winter, don’t be the kid who arrives late and then proceeds to loudly shed his 17 layers of thermal clothing while panting and sweating up a storm because he ran all the way across campus to get his body temperature up. You know what would solve that problem? Taking warmcuts.
Warmcuts allow you to wear fewer layers. Also, undress/pant/sweat outside. That way, the hottie who sits behind you will think you are just naturally put together.
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