Everybody freeze

On Thursday, Nov. 4, at 12:53 p.m., on her way to Psychology 001, first year Julie Wolfman froze in the middle of the Davis Center for precisely one minute. A group of people organized a “freeze” in the Davis Center, attempting to copy a freeze that occurred in Grand Central Station in New York City last winter. “Mission: Frozen New York” can be viewed on YouTube and involved 207 strangers freezing in place for a number of minutes amidst the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station to remind busy travelers that it’s never too late to take a moment to relax. Students created a Facebook event to inform students when to freeze and how long to stay frozen. The website encouraged students to join in and to videotape the event on each floor of the Davis Center. “You do not move at all for one minute and when the whistle is blown, you go back on your way,” the website stated. Students gathered between the library and the Davis Center around 12:45 p.m. and froze at 12:53 p.m. Some were more creative than others; frozen positions ranged from high-fiving a friend to taking a bite out of a sandwich. “It was a fun way to remind everyone that timing isn’t everything,” said Wolfman. The initial goal was for 200 students to participate, and more than 300 students froze, according to the website.