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Beating the Winter Blues

As students returned for the spring semester, spring was certainly not in the air. Winter is coming to an end, but with the magic of Christmas come and gone, and the snow far less miraculous as it seemed months ago, students have a tendency to avoid the cold by staying in and watching Netflix.

Just because it is winter does not mean that there is nothing to do…after all, this is New York City. There are a lot of choices for students wanting to beat the winter blues and get out and do something.

Ice skating is always a good choice for a fun winter activity. The famous Rockefeller Center ice rink remains open, or for a less expensive and closer choice the rink in Van Cortland Park is only $5 to skate on weekdays and $8 on the weekends.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is definitely cliché, but it's also definitely on that "NYC Bucket List," so it's worth a go.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is definitely cliché, but it’s also definitely on that “NYC Bucket List,” so it’s worth a go.

For a warmer experience, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, is open daily for $14 student discounted tickets. Or on Fridays after 4 p.m., MoMA admission is free. Most museums in the area have similar discounts for students and a day and time that they allow free admission.

The MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is the perfect option for getting out of your dorm and out of the cold, and it has free admission on Fridays after 4 p.m.

The MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is the perfect option for getting out of your dorm and out of the cold, and it has free admission on Fridays after 4 p.m.

For the comedy fans, http://www.timeout.com/newyork lists many comedy standup specials and readings from such names as B.J. Novak, former writer and star of “The Office”, and David Koechner, one of the stars of the hit Anchorman movies, for reasonable price ranging from $14 to $25 dollars.

There are a lot of options for students who want to make the most of their winter instead of sleeping the days away to avoid the cold. Many fun and inexpensive excursions can be found throughout the city, and students can take advantage of these offerings regardless of the weather or season.

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