Too Cool for School

BY BRANDON METEVIER // NOV. 18, 2014 //

As temperatures here have settled into the 30’s and 40’s, it seems like a good idea to just sit around in the residence halls and watch Netflix. But you’ll be missing out on all that Curry has to offer, as well as the sights, sounds and smells of the Greater Boston area.

Winter Sights
With the leaves mostly gone and snow not yet here, consider taking a hike through the Blue Hills Reservation, right down the road from campus. Remember to look at the trail map so you don’t get lost. The beautiful hike brings you to the top of Blue Hills, where you’ll find a breathtaking view of the Boston skyline.


For those who want to be a part of that skyline, take a trip to the Prudential Center skywalk, where you can see Boston like you’ve never seen it before. Show your student ID and pay just $13. The skywalk includes a cool museum about immigration in the state.

Hiking the Blue Hills Reservation is a great way to get some fresh air. // PHOTO BY DAN DVORSCAK // creative commons

Hiking the Blue Hills Reservation is a great way to get some fresh air. // PHOTO BY DAN DVORSCAK // creative commons

Winter Sports
As the temperatures drop and the snow arrives, numerous outdoor activities remain. Blue Hills offers skiing and snowboarding for a very reasonable price. You can save $100 if you buy a season pass before Nov. 30. College student discounts are also available, as are equipment rentals.

Thinking about going into the city for the night? Bundle up and go ice skating with a few friends in Boston Commons Frog Pond. The rink opens this Saturday, Nov. 22, and admission is just $5. Skate rentals is another $10.

Winter Events
There are many options to get off campus, so take advantage of them. One of the most unknown outings we have here is “Curry Up and Go,” which gives students discount tickets and transportation to activities like tubing, sporting events, and even movies and museums.

You can find more information at the Student Center front desk, or by visiting the Student Activities office on the second floor.

Sometimes, getting off campus is the best way to get rid of the winter blues. Step outside and enjoy the season.

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