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“Slippery When Wet” is a better Bon Jovi album than conditions walking to class.

I should not have to risk my butt getting sore and soaked from falling on the slick sidewalks when traveling between classes. Yes, colleges are known for not canceling classes as quickly as high schools, but Northwest is notorious for not canceling classes during harsh, winter conditions.

In my three years attending Northwest, I have experienced two legitimate snow days and we were in an actual blizzard for one of them.

It often seems the University doesn’t take students, faculty and staff into consideration when deciding if classes should be canceled.

Many of us live off campus and don’t feel confident or comfortable driving on icy roads. They are often downright hazardous. Sorry, but kitty litter and salt don’t make us feel any safer when we are still doing Cirque du on ice to get a parking spot before 8 a.m.

As for those who do live on campus, it’s already a struggle to march from Millikan to get food. We don’t want to have to walk across campus and risk injury just to sit in a class the professor doesn’t even want to be at because their car would win gold in curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Weather plays an important part in safety and the safety of students, faculty and staff should be the biggest factor in cancelling classes before 12:35 p.m.

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