Sophomore Zarifa Hamidi ’16, a child of the war in Afghanistan who came to Salve Regina from Kabul to work on her degree in political science, uses her scarf to shield her face from the cold while walking to her dorm room after classes Jan. 24. On that day, the high temperature in Newport was only 17 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Afghanistan also has a severe winter, but I went to boarding school in Jordan,” Hamidi says. “I lived there for four years, and would say that the weather in Jordan has spoiled me. I went home over winter break and couldn’t stand the cold weather in Afghanistan, either.” This photo of Hamidi by Newport Daily News photographer Dave Hansen made the front page of The Newport Daily News Jan. 25.