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MIT student blogger Michael C. '16

The Great Snowball Fight of 2013 by Michael C. '16

fame. glory. snow. killian court.

Did you know? “Nemo” is Latin for “no man” or “no one”, and the name of the movie was a little joke by Pixar. And I refuse to bow to the Weather Channel’s new ratings-driven non-scientific naming system for winter storms, so that is the last time I will mention Nemo in this post.

It’s that time of year that meteorologists call winter, characterized by snow, cold, and snotcicles.  Actually, it’s been winter for a few months, but it wasn’t until last night that winter truly came, dumping a few feet of snow on MIT:

Two feet of snow: the best anti-car-theft device.

What better way to celebrate than with a giant Institvte-wide snowball fight study break in Killian Court?

I’m told President Rafael Reif accepted the invitation to the snowball fight, though I didn’t see him.

They* say that a picture’s worth a thousand words, so I’ll just leave this 8000 word essay:

*lazy college students

the scaffolding on the Great Dome is ugly as ever, but the new skylight in the Barker reading room is gorgeous.

this looks like a photo from a riot or something

INTENSE ACTION POSE

yes, East Campus’s Tetazoo brought a snow slingshot funnelator:

GO EAST [SIDE OF] CAMPUS

and someone from West Campus tried to take it down:

BOO WEST CAMPUS

every single photo I took had at least one snowball in the air

what are those Cal sweatpants doing here?

and this is a very exhausted me after the snowball fight was over:

the best/worst thing about Gore-tex is that snow just doesn't stick to you and it looks like you didn't do any snowball fighting at all. this photo cred to CK Ong

It was pretty epic – all these undergrads and grads coming together to pelt snow at each other – and the fact that I hate the word “epic” but still used it should tell you how epic it was.  Also, possibly the greatest study break ever.