When leaving your house puts you in an icebox, the climb up Bascom Hill becomes a greater challenge than anticipated. Your boots get a little heavier in the slush of the snow and the ice patches make it seem like you’re playing a bad video game. The wind is giving you a consistent backhand and all you’re hearing is other people complaining about the weather. Your best bet is to put in your headphones and listen to the only playlist that can conquer Mount Everest Jr.
One of the greatest Canadians gets it started as you’re looking up a climb that seems like miles and miles. If rap doesn’t get you motivated, Blackbear protégé Jeremy Zucker provides a pop record to make you forget how heavy your backpack is. Electronic phenom NVDES will get you almost to within throwing distance of Van Vleck with a remix of “Do You Think About Me.”
If the music isn’t enough to make you want to tough out the climb, just remember, you can’t be late to class if you don’t go.