Although the early stages of winter were fairly mild, temperatures have been unusually low since Christmas, even for Chicago. Students have had to bust out their warmest winter clothing to combat the sub-zero temperatures.
Extremely cold winters can be even more challenging for out of state students from warmer climates. Junior Omar Aboul-nasr was taken by surprise by the frigid cold.
“This kind of weather is completely different for me,” he said. “I’m definitely not used to this cold or snow.”
Since moving to Chicago, Aboul-nasr has had to buy a whole new wardrobe to prepare for a foreign climate. Covered from head to toe, it is clear that Aboul-nasr has learned how to thrive in his new home.
While temperatures next week are expected to rise into the 20s and 30s, there may be more snow to come.