In less than 24 hours on Saturday, Ann Arbor received 10.7 inches of snow. According to Mlive, this was the most snowfall that Ann Arbor has ever recorded "since record collection began in 1880". We had all been wondering where the snow was, and were thankful that it hadn't gotten too cold yet! In just a matter of hours, our green and yellow courtyard turned white. Leaves disappeared, and snowmen started to appear! It was absolutely beautiful, and in Martha Cook the happy aura surrounding the snow could be felt all around -- not to mention on campus! When it snows in Ann Arbor, all of the sudden it seems as though the world falls silent. Few cars are out. It's too cold for students to walk in the streets. No bugs are chirping. It's quite peaceful actually, and I find it quite incredible that one of the biggest campuses in the US can fall quiet in just a few hours. The snow seems to hide all of the world's impurities, and it evokes a child-like reaction in us all. Playing in the snow on Saturday and Sunday was a great way to relax from midterms, and we couldn't have been more in awe!
For Halloween Martha Cook girls celebrated with the president of the University of Michigan, Mr. Schlissel, and had a halloween dance! It's always so much fun to see how creative our residents get with their costumes!
The picture to the left is of building director, Marion Law, with her husband dressed as "a cute old couple". We love it!
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