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Would you believe it if I told you the photos above were taken less than 24 hours apart? As I emerged from my final class sessions of the fall term, I was reminded of the conclusion of autumn through another means: snow. Overnight (literally), the crisp autumnal landscape was covered in a blanket of white, making the view out of my dorm window practically unrecognizable. There are many incredible winter activities worth trying on campus, such as skiing at the Dartmouth Skiway (with easy ski rentals!), skating around Occom Pond, and ice-carving, marshmallow roasting, and Polar Bear Plunging at Dartmouth’s annual Winter Carnival (great photos here). However, when walking between classes or running errands outside, the cold and snow can feel like more of a nuisance than a paradise. Talking with friends from warmer states and countries, Hanover’s winters seem to be one of the most daunting aspects of Dartmouth life. Here are three tips I’ve found essential for keeping your cool during the coldest time of the year!

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