TSTC welcomes students back with flurries

HARLINGEN — With two machines blasting foam flurries at the same time it looked a lot like what a blizzard does, this without below freezing temperatures.

Students at Texas State Technical College let the flurries fall onto their hands and tongues just like people do during snowy winters further north.

The student government organized the snowfall to welcome everyone back for the spring semester.

“It’s fantastic for the students and the employees as well,” said Julie Gonzales, human resources manager. “We try to do something every quarter to bring the students and employees out for a little break.”

The human resourses department paired up with the student government to rent a second machine that was used to pump more fake snow flurries into the air for an afternoon of fun.

Students walked through campus in front of the student center in sunglasses and books in hand enjoying the snowfall on campus.

Students also were in line for cookies and hot chocolate.

Many were taking selfies together and photos in the snow.

“Now is a good time to welcome students and show them how cool TSTC is,” said Belinda Palamino, student advisor. “We have a vibrant student life on campus and we wanted to show it.”

The student government organized the afternoon event and coined it “snow place like TSTC.”

Biology major Ruth Gutierrez was so excited about the event she made sure to pull her children out of day care to enjoy the snow.

Ruth said her children have always wanted to see snow and they were so excited to see it here on campus with her.