How to exploit Hurricane Sandy for all she's worth


In case you haven't checked Facebook to see the barrage of assorted snarky, paranoid, prayerful and nonchalant statuses posted about the impending storm, here are the facts: 1. (Most importantly) Dean Leedy announced that the school will be closed at least through Oct. 29.

2. ConEd began turning off gas in some areas of Manhattan and subways shut down at 7 pm Oct. 28.

3. Heavy wind and rain with coastal flooding are expected for Monday and Tuesday. Wind gusts  may reach 70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of lower Manhattan and other areas near water evacuated this afternoon.

If you are fortunate enough to have power during Hurricane Sandy (which, given the fact that you’re on the EST website, you’re probably solid), here are some ideas that will help you make the most of the time away from King’s.


The Day After Tomorrow

The Fog (the 1980 version)

(the 2005 remake)

The Perfect Storm

The Guardian

And, for those of you looking for something a little less intense…

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Indoor Activities:

Cards - If you have a deck, don’t be stingy—invite your neighbors over (hopefully King’s students) for a game of Rummy, Spades, Rook, or Oh Hell. UNO, Set, Pit and other card games are great if you or someone you know has one of these.

Board games – Monopoly, CLUE, Scrabble, LIFE—it doesn’t matter what the game is; if you have a board game, you are somebody’s new best friend.

Working out – Pilates, yoga, Zumba, P90X and Insanity can be fun and productive ways to bond with roommates and knock the “cabin fever” feeling that often accompanies long days stuck indoors. Search online or on your TV for intense (or even silly) workout videos that will get everyone moving.

Baking – Love to bake, but haven’t had the chance since classes started? Round up all of the dry goods on your floor, and invite friends over to bake whatever has been lingering on your Pinterest page since early September.

Homework – Hopefully you didn’t count on having a day off, and, like the dutiful King’s students you are, will be able to enjoy a restful, if not productive day at home. If, however, you have a test later in the week to study for, or just the standard load of King’s commissions, seize this chance to catch up and enjoy a relaxed transition back into classes.

Most importantly, as Dean Leedy has stressed in his email, stay safe. Do not leave your apartment for any reason until receiving confirmation that conditions have stabilized.

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