This week I experienced my first severe natural disaster, when Hurricane Sandy came ripping through New Jersey. Growing up in Arizona, the only disasters we ever had were fire and drought, neither of which personally affected me. This time though, I am right in the middle of it all. My town didn’t get hit horribly bad, but we still don’t have heat or power three days after the storm. I had to go onto campus to get electricity, charge phones, check internet and such.