Fight off Winter Blues with Jan Jam

Getting through winter is like a battle. Between the cold air attacking the streets and the darkness encompassing 14 hours of the day, it’s tempting to admit defeat and just hibernate until spring. But on January 28, Northwestern students are encouraged to fight back against winter by celebrating Jan Jam in Norris.

A number of activities will be set up in the Louis Room on the second floor of Norris from 2-6 p.m. For anyone looking to decorate their room, there will be a snow globe building station and a photo booth for taking fun pictures with friends. If you’re done decorating your walls, you can try decorating your body with some temporary tattoos.

An oxygen bar just waiting to be used by Northwestern Students

An oxygen bar just waiting to be used by Northwestern Students

The most novel attraction of the night is the oxygen bar. Students can inhale oxygen that has first been sent through a fragrant liquid, affecting the final taste of the oxygen as it is breathed in. Students attending Jan Jam will have the chance to experiment with this “flavored air” by picking their own scent.

While the oxygen bar might not satisfy your hunger, the free food certainly will. With both a mac and cheese bar and a chili bar, everyone is offered a comforting option to help warm them up after the cold. If you’re looking for a little something sweet, there will also be hot chocolate and a cookie decorating station where you can test out your artistic abilities.

Finally, those brave souls willing to bear the chilly weather in order to participate in winter sports will have their chance, as admission to the ice skating rink will be reduced to just one dollar. As an additional reminder, anyone planning on skating should be sure to complete the electronic waiver form before using the ice rink.

Jan Jam is a great opportunity for all students to have fun with friends while proving to winter that the Northwestern community is too strong to be brought down by some measly snowflakes. Together, we will defeat winter.