Holy moly my people, it’s November 2nd. I cannot believe it but it is so true. Today was the fall back version of Daylight Savings — aka I SLEPT LIKE A BABY! There is nothing more valuable in college than anything free. That includes a free hour to sleep. Trust me on that.
So yes, I slept the day away. And when I finally emerged from my humble apartment today, I noticed how bitter cold it felt already. For a moment I was sad because fall is almost gone. But then I remembered how much I LOVE the winter and I got pumped all over again!
Regardless, I realized that here on campus there are a few ways to really keep warm specific to our campus. If you’re like me warmth is all you need some times so I just wanted to drop by with 3 key tips to keeping warm at Temple. Trust me. YOU GOTTA KNOW.
1. Get coffee at a food hut or truck for your chilly commutes.
Sure you could grab some joe from Starbucks or Saxbys, but let it be known — the cheapest coffee on campus (and arguably most bold and delicious) is at the food huts. Why are they so good at the grinds game? I don’t know. But don’t question it. Carry a few dollar bills on you in cash all the time so you can grab a coffee on campus. Not only will your wallet be happy, the coffee will warm your insides as well as your chilly hands! Owl Recommendation: Pretzel and Coffee hut outside of Paley Library. Best in town.
2. Take the Owl Loop or TUr Door shuttle service.
If you’re working at the Tech Center or just kickin it on campus and you find that the sun has set and the temperature has dropped a ton, don’t you sweat. (Haha. You won’t be sweating!) Do yourself and your wicked cold bones a favor and skip the walk home. Take our shuttles instead! Both run dusk to dawn from right outside of the Tech Center. One goes on a designated loop to all residence halls – the other works by giving the driver your specific address within a reasonable range off campus. Regardless, you’ll get to skip the cold walk home and instead get curb side drop off from yours truly, Temple. Do it people! You’ll thank me later.
3. Wear a HAT!!! (Temple gear, that is.)
I can’t believe this is making my top three list but it just has to. In case you were unaware, your body heat can escape easily from your head. Covering that baby up helps to maintain a regular body temperature and keeps you warm. I see so many people who get the hat memo on campus which is the bomb. On campus a hat is going to be essential to keeping warm. We love hats at Temple. If you don’t believe me, just check out our bookstore and observe just how many options we have for hats. Just do yourself a favor. Root on your owls and get a spirited hat to keep your body heat in! It works. And it’s cool. Just listen to me on this one.
That’s not hard, right? So yes. Wearing a good coat is a must. But these three additions will help you to keep warm during the busy and rewarding tail end of the semester. Are you lovers of winter or another season? Let me know!
Until next time, STAY WARM YALL.