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Throwing shade or soaking up the sun? How to handle the heat.

It’s hot in the Northeast this week, with temperatures hovering near 100 degrees. Some students on Northeastern’s Boston campus are trying to beat the heat by sipping cold drinks, lounging in the shade, and studying in air conditioned buildings. Others wish the summer would never end.

Don Kim, bioengineering

“I usually like to get a cold drink, lemonade maybe, and go to the Curry Student Center if I’m on campus.”

Don Kim, a bioengineering major, sits in ISEC on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Gillian McLarty, marketing

“I do homework here a lot of the time or in Snell. I actually kind of like that it’s hot because it’s so cold the rest of the year.”

Gillian McLarty, a marketing
major, sits in Curry Student Center on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Skylar Morley, management

“I wish I were 10 years younger so it would be acceptable to run through the pool at the Christian Science Center in my bathing suit. I also really wish we had some kiddie pools around campus.”

Skylar Morley, a management
major, sits in Curry Student Center on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Christina De Icaza, architecture

“I like to bike on the esplanade. I think it’s good to go outside even when it’s hot out.”

Christina De Icaza, an architecture major, studies in Snell Library on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Jacqueline Chang, criminal justice and psychology

“I usually stay in Snell and do homework, or go to coffee shops. I still get hot coffee though.”

Jacqueline Chang, a criminal Justice and psychology combined major, studies in Snell Library on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Kelsey Powers, mechanical engineering

“Hammocks! Find shade, down water. It’s tempting to run through the sprinklers right now. But I was just in Florida on co-op, so this is nothing.”

Matt Wikstrom, music industry

“I don’t have AC at my house, so I take multiple cold showers a day. I just jump in for a few minutes then put my clothes back on and go back to class.”

Kelsey Powers, a mechanical engineering major, and Matt Wikstrom, a music industry major, sit in a hammock on Centennial Common on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Claudia Ortiz, psychology

“I’m from Puerto Rico, so I love this weather. This is the only time of year I feel normal. I like to leave my house as much as possible because in the winter it’s too cold to go outside. I play basketball, so when it’s really hot out I go to the gym.”

Claudia Ortiz, a psychology major, sits in the West Village quad on August 6, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

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