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OS Cribs: The HUB Igloo

Soon after a wet, final exam-rescheduling snow fell over Happy Valley, Penn State students took to the great outdoors.

Snowmen, sledding ramps, and…an igloo popped up on campus. A clown car-esque video of folks piling out of an igloo on the HUB Lawn quickly surfaced. It was beautiful.

We had to check out the ‘gloo for ourselves and decided to dust off a classic Onward State series: OS Cribs. OS Cribs features the strangest, boujee-ist, coziest, and, now, coldest living spaces Penn State has to offer.

The igloo quickly turned into a place for social gatherings. Folks swarmed the hut on Thursday. Some tried to climb it, some took shelter inside, and others simply stood around it and chatted.

At this time, its origin is mysterious. It just appeared. Think of it like a temporary Stonehenge.

I had to get some external measurements on this thing. Using the trusty and surely perfectly accurate iPhone measure tool, I gathered that it was nearly 18 feet wide and 7 feet tall. Yes, you could stand inside.

Soon, it was time to enter the igloo.

Eyeing it up from the front, you’ll notice a sign over the door. It was a piece of cardboard that was from some sort of Among Us memorabilia. Somehow, that made sense

The igloo is made up of dozens of massive snowballs. It was easy to question the structural integrity of the crib, especially since temperatures were a few degrees over freezing.

Inside, I took similar measurements. The interior was about six feet across in both directions.

The biggest amenity the igloo has to offer is actually a second room. Perhaps a living room and bedroom situation, although the second room was tiny.

Honestly, being inside of the igloo was terrifying. I had no reason to think it was going to collapse, but I had an impending feeling that it was going to. I could already see the headlines about me getting stuck underneath. The rain coming down didn’t help.

All in all, the igloo is worth checking out and a worthy place to live if you can’t afford the Rise or the Maxxen. It had great protection from the elements and was quite cozy. Imagine how cold you’ll keep the beers.

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Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected]

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