To many, Deering Meadow is one of the prettiest places on Northwestern’s campus. According to Communication second-year Kelly Killorin, it is also the best spot to build a snowman. After the first big snowfall of January 2021, Killorin and her friends found that Deering Meadow, with its trees wrapped in lights, was the perfect place to play in the snow at night. According to Killorin, the experience made her reminisce about the winter before.
“It was my first time seeing the lights lit up again since I was on campus freshman year,” she says.
They made a bunch of snowballs and had a big snowball fight, which made Killorin nostalgic.
“It was just the happiest thing ever,” she says. “I felt like a kid.”
When constructing their snowmen, Killorin made the bases easily, impressing her friends and giving tips as they built them. They made two snowmen with sticks for arms and Killorin’s friend placed her hat on one of them.
Afterward, Killorin and her friends took photos of their creations with Deering Library, the trees and lights in the background.
“All night, we were just admiring how pretty it was. I feel like I grew a lot closer with the friends that were there,” Killorin says.