Author: Christina Reid

My prayers were finally answered last semester when Snapchat granted the Cornell community the gift of geotags. With the new feature, Ithaca officially joined the ranks of other cool cities and my Snapchat game was personally revolutionized. So you can imagine my excitement when we got Campus Story back this semester. In between cramming for prelims and finding time to schedule in my daily shower, I spend my time watching what the rest of campus is doing. Here is a look at what to expect in a daily 200-second Cornell campus story:

1. Dance Groups

Dance groups doing what they do best… dancing! Shoutout to all of the troupes that get to show off their fancy moves while I shove my two left feet into snow boots for the billionth time. Special nod to Bhangra – your ten second snaps aren’t enough. Can’t wait to watch more on “America’s Got Talent!”

2. Nature

Screenshot by Christina Reid
Screenshot by Christina Reid

Every time someone posts a nature snap, my heart breaks a little inside. As if we didn’t see enough of it on our Instagram feed. Yes, it has been confirmed that our campus should have been the set for Disney’s “Frozen.” We are so #blessed to go to such a #gorges school.

3. The procrastinators

Screenshot by Rena Mazur
Screenshot by Rena Mazur

It’s as if they think they will get their work done quicker if they snap a picture of their study guides. Don’t worry, no judgment here – we all do it. Procrastination comes in all shapes and sizes. We get to see daily snaps of people fooling around in the stacks as well as singing and dancing away the prelims (shoutout to “Statics Girl”). What’s the point of campus story, if not to be one giant distraction?

4. The chimes

We all hear the “Little Mermaid” blasting through campus — no need to broadcast it again via social media. Also plenty of snaps of people actually in the clock tower watching the chiming elves work their magic. Honestly, how often do you guys climb the clock tower? Maybe I’m just bitter because I’m a junior and still haven’t crossed it off my “161 things.” Any who, congrats to you for making #gains.

5. Dogs

Screenshot by Christina Reid
Screenshot by Christina Reid

Whether they are frat puppies or service dogs, these canines are adorable and remind us all of our furry friends back home. One thing I ask for in all future puppy snaps is that you caption them with addresses of where these dogs can be found and cuddled. Please and thank you.

6. The hard working students

To the students walking home from the library at 5:37 AM: we see you and we feel you. Sleep is for the #weak (and for people like me who look like gargoyles without the recommended eight hours). Whether you’re snapping the sunset, the sunrise, or your weary eyes — chin up, soldier! We are praying that you get reunited with your bed ASAP.

7. Weather

Screenshot by Christina Reid
Screenshot by Christina Reid

I was unaware that every single Cornellian was studying to be a meteorologist. If there’s one thing that students here love more than stressing about work, it’s complaining about the weather. The temperature snaps have completely taken over. We get it: it is very cold in Ithaca. And if the weather ever changes, we know to check campus story before the weather channel.

8. Gains guy

Screenshot by Christina Reid
Screenshot by Christina Reid

Last, but certainly not least. Fetch might never happen, but “gains” clearly has. Last week I had the pleasure of filming an interview with the self-proclaimed man of gains, Mr. Enock Francois. He made it clear that gains means more than just getting big in the gym. “Anything positive means gains are being made.” Cheers to you, Mr. Gains, for giving us all of the motivation we need to get out of bed in the morning!

 

 

Screenshot by Christina Reid
Screenshot by Christina Reid

Thank you, Snapchat, for giving us Cornellians yet another reason to procrastinate. Don’t snap and drive or walk (…or skate on our dangerously unpaved sidewalks). In “gains” we trust.