Punxsy Phil says… Spring’s a-comin’

Nothing like the promise of a Milano cookie to get you up in the morning. — Courtesy of Reuters

This morning Punxsy Phil (as he is apparently affectionately known) poked his head out into the ridiculously terrible weather to declare that winter is coming to an end! With no shadow in sight, legend has it we will be treated to an early spring. You can see video coverage here.

And keep reading! There’s a conspiracy buried in here.

The announcement is hopeful, but completely incongruous with weather across the country. As Brown students wade through ankle-deep freezing slush to get to classes (that are really just never cancelled; RISD’s closed—what gives? anyway…), huge swaths of the country are suffering right along with us. Continue Reading