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I was afraid that all of the snowballs in this picture would be thrown at me after I took the picture. Thankfully they weren’t.

By now, you know that I'm not really "meant" for the cold, however, that doesn't stop me from enjoying it! I recently got to partake in my first midnight snowball fight and I had a blast -- I was literally was blasted with snow! It's Dartmouth tradition that the whole campus receives a blitz (what we call emails -- it's a long story) saying "Would You, Could You, in the Snow? come out to The Green at midnight to throw some snow."


The blitz everyone on campus receiving inviting them to The Green sent from Dr. Seuss to Robert Frost. It appropriately rhymes since Dr. Seuss is an alum.


The start of the snowball fight featuring Baker Berry Library. You can see a snowball being thrown in the top center.

Well, I bundled myself up in a pair of sweatpants with jeans over them, a sweater and my winter coat with a scarf, a warm hat, and my gloves. I started to get extremely hot and ran out my dorm ready to join the fun. Slowly but surely everyone came out of their dorms and the library, stopping their late night studying to have some fun and release some stress. I had a lot more fun than I expected to and sweat quite a bit, actually. I met up with friends who then began an all-out brawl and I haven't been able to feel my face since.    


Some of my friends and I after calling a timeout to take a picture. We were targeted mid-photo! 

 

While throwing snowballs and dodging them, I noticed that others had strategies, some built up walls from which they could protect themselves and fire from with protection. Others straight up threw the snowballs aimlessly, and some (like my friends), tackled each other into the snow. Let me just say that I got snow in places it should not be -- not pleasant. On top of this, you had some people who just wanted to make snow angels, in which I too wanted to take part in.    


Snow angel makers in a far portion of the green, away from the danger zones.


Making my snow angel

I think that it was so cold that my phone became laggy and some of the pictures came out a bit blurry. Sorry about that, but I was partially ducking for dear life/trying to pelt my friends back with snowballs. And of course, it wouldn't be right to end this post without including some pictures of people embracing their inner Cat in The Hat and honoring Dr. Seuss. All in all, I'm glad that I went and embraced my inner Frost. I can't wait until the next snow ball fight, and I can't wait until you all get on campus and we get to share this tradition together!

A pretty big snowball I would say