Winter weather lovers

When in Michigan, hit the slopes

Ferris pre-pharmacy junior Victoria Still takes advantage of Michigan’s chilly weather by skiing in her free time. Photo by: Sam Cavotta | Torch Photographer

Snow begins to fall and for many, so do their spirits. Skateboarding, sun tanning and other activities can no longer be done and winter boredom begins to set in. Luckily, the Ferris Snow Shredders may aid in helping find new activities to do on these cold winter days. 

“Our president, Victoria, has been one of my best friends since freshman year. She kept begging our friend Ashley and I to ski with her, and we really don’t ski, so one day, I jokingly told her to start a ski club so she’d have people to ski with. Then she did it,” Ferris secondary education in biology junior Spencer Tenney said. 

Celebrating its second full year, Snow Shredders is a registered student organization (RSO) with 45 members who welcome students who enjoy skiing or snowboarding during the winter. 

At their meetings in FLITE, club members can discuss future trips, like the trips they’ve taken to Boyne, Caberfae and Cannonsburg, while occasionally eating pizza and playing games. 

“We were playing ‘Minute to Win It’ games and I had to put Vaseline on my nose and I had one minute to transfer as many cotton balls as I could from one plate to another,” Ferris health care administration junior Nikki Tracy said. 

When they aren’t hitting the slopes, Snow Shredders has been involved in numerous philanthropy events including Rake and Run, Relay for life and the Big Event. 

As well as having a passion for philanthropy, being a newer RSO, fundraising plays a key role with this group. Because of this, the Snow Shredders will be hosting a hot cocoa in the Quad event Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Quad. 

“I enjoy snowboarding and have met a lot of friends through it,” Ferris plastics engineering junior, Zach Marks said. 

In the RSO’s third year, they hope to increase funding, number of trips and number of members.

How to join:

Meeting are held every two weeks. 

Next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in FLITE.

The room number will be posted on their Facebook page: FSU Snow Shredders. 

Dues to join the club are $10 per semester.

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