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By Gustavo Della Flora Nunes | Undergraduate | Biomedical Sciences

On the snow!

I became a member of the Schussmeisters Club to learn to snowboard. When I first learned I was coming to Buffalo I wasn't worried about the cold weather. I'm from the south of Brazil, the coldest part of the country where the temperature hits the freezing point, but it doesn't snow. The snow is one of the most interesting things about Buffalo.  

Two things about snowboarding that I like: freedom and control. When you are snowboarding, it's just you and your board. You are in contact with the environment. You are part of the earth. You feel the wind blowing in your face. I like that. And control. You control the board, find your path. It's all up to you. You choose where you are going.

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