University of Florida students are huddling and bundling up against the colder weather that has hit Gainesville this week.
Bikers around campus are packing on extra layers, and the line for Starbucks this morning was enormous, with about 40 people either waiting for their drinks or waiting to order.
Mead Bowen, a UF journalism student, is embracing the cold.
“It’s about time in my opinion,” he said. “I’ve lived in florida for about 22 years, and i’m ready for a change where winter comes earlier.”
The temperature is supposed to dip below freezing over the next couple of nights in Gainesville, but Bowen, for one, seems chipper enough about it.
“I like the feeling of going outside, how your body is struggling against the cold,” he said. “There’s something about braving the elements that makes you feel alive.”