As the rest of skied and ate turkey this holiday season some of us here at the Nexus were working hard. Managing Editor Curtis Brainard mucked out 30 years of Nexus funk. I was in the library working on the WeatherThesis.

The paper, titled, The Evolution of the Weatherhuman: From Willard Scott’s Centenarians to Flip Spiceland’s Meterorogoical Mojo, kept me in the library reading a decade of Weather Channel transcripts. There, a unique class of UCSB student surrounded me: the panicked grad student. Greasy and unwashed, the only thing that outranked the library’s usual musky aroma was the smell of master’s thesis fear.

Monday’s Forecast: Smells like mid-20’s crisis.