If you’ve been keeping up with the blogs for the past few days/week, you know Newman survived Snowpocolypse!!!!!! As a native Texan, this really excited me! I’ve never seen more than five inches at one time, much less FOURTEEN!! It was a fun 6 day weekend.
But I just want to take time to thank everyone who came out to the school during those days. On my tours, I always make sure to mention how our professors really care about us as students. Which they do, but I guess I’ve never realized how much the staff cares too.
First and foremost, we had food!!!! The cafeteria workers came out each day, despite the snow/winter conditions (some days I swear I couldn’t see ten feet in front of me!) to cook for and serve us food. I know they were probably required to for work, but the bottom line is that they could have gotten out of it. If they said that they couldn’t travel due to the weather, they would have had at least 4 vacation days. But they still came out and we were still able to eat.
Also, I would like to thank our chaplain, Fr. Michael Linnebur. He came out and said Mass a few times during the break, and he didn’t have to. Although there weren’t that many people at Mass, I was and I really appreciate his sacrifice for us. Thank you!
Then Campus Security/Maintenance! They are more of the behind-the-scenes people so I don’t know as much what they did, but I know they were present. Security opened Sacred Heart when Father came so we could have Mass. And they were working tirelessly (especially Thursday and Friday) to clear the sidewalks and parking lots so we would not slip and die.
Once again, you know you go to a good school when you can tell how everybody cares about you as a student. So I just wanted to repay them as much as I could and say thanks!