Snow more waiting

Ted Harrison
Students walk along Fountain Mall Thursday night as the first snow of 2011 hits campus. Baylor’s area is expected to get one to three inches of snow tonight.Ted Harrison | Multimedia Producer

Forgive the terrible play on words, but really. Baylor students have been trekking through the cold without snow since Monday night. Some went more than 24 hours without electricity and others experienced on-and-off power in their off-campus apartments and houses all day Wednesday.

So when snow began to fall on our campus at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night students rushed out of their dorms and hit the ground sliding. Ted Harrison, Lariat multimedia producer, and I left the newsroom to get a taste of the snow and see how the students were reacting.

With the thought of classes being canceled circling around on social networks, some students stooped to pleading for a snow day, if for no other reason than they feel they have paid their dues in steps to class in the frigid conditions all week.

We encountered ultimate frisbee on Fountain Mall, snow angels on Fifth Street, snow men in front of Waco Hall and tons of photo ops with Judge Baylor. In Central Texas, we appreciate all snow — even the minuscule amounts. Though as we get later into the night, the weather conditions will become more prevalent for the decision on if school will be in session tomorrow or not.

Around 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible for our area. Baylor will continue to monitor weather conditions and any alteration to regular business operations or class schedules will be communicated through text and email, according to a Baylor News Flash sent to students at nearly 3 p.m. Thursday

Our Twitter and Facebook will be updated as soon as we hear official word on any changes to tomorrow’s schedule. Either way, school or no school, tomorrow is Friday, Baylor Nation!

UPDATE: Baylor University has cancelled class for all of Friday, Feb. 4. The scheduled Winter Premiere for Saturday, Feb. 5 has also been cancelled.

Stay warm and safe and enjoy the snow!

Nick Dean
Editor in Chief

A Truly “Shocking” Experience

On Tuesday I had a very uncommon experience. I was tasered by a police taser.

You will be happy to hear that it was completely by choice and I wasn’t en route to escaping the police officers. The police officers offered to let me try it, to see how it feels. I accepted. I thought the experience would be worth it and it truly was a, hopefully, once in a lifetime experience.

I was only tasered for 1 second; a true criminal is tasered for 5 seconds. I wanted to experience it but, 5 seconds seemed to be a tad much. Because I didn’t take on the full 5 seconds, I wasn’t slammed to the ground.

I was immobilized and I surely felt the amount of electricity that is used during an electrocution. My left leg gave out, where they had clipped me, but the officers were holding my arms so I did not fall. I was very dizzy afterward, but it slowly went way away. It was a different experience. It is a great alternative to shootings, but one time was enough for me!

Lariat Staff writer Brittany Hardy, center, experiences 1200 volts of electricity first hand after being tasered for one second voluntarily on Tuesday evening at the Baylor Police Department.  Jacky Reyes/ Lariat Staff

Lariat Staff writer Brittany Hardy, center, experiences 1200 volts of electricity first hand after being tasered for one second voluntarily on Tuesday evening at the Baylor Police Department. Jacky Reyes/ Lariat Staff

–Brittany Hardy

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