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Weather Turns “Frightful” (Updated with Snowman)

For those who have not looked out their window this evening (entirely possible, we know), it’s snowing! Mabo Imosili and Bwoggers Hans Hyttinen and Jon Hill send photos from around the quad.

UPDATE 12:29 AM: We have a confirmed snowman sighting in front of Butler. The snowman’s name is Ozymandias, and it is drinking Red Bull. Pictures below and after the jump.







– Photos by Hans Hyttinen, Mabo Imosili, and Jon Hill

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  • that snowman says:

    @that snowman was so named by brendan price.

    1. Brendan says:

      @Brendan actually, i think lok-kin said it first…though i may or may not have lobbied for it afterwards…

  • kjr says:

    @kjr Sillybuns, the night sky is never black in NY. Particularly when it’s raining or snowing (cloud cover, light pollution, reflection). It’s awful, but beautiful too, I think.

  • rawr says:

    @rawr its times like this when i realize i need a new camera

  • to the photographer says:

    @to the photographer of the really nice pics from college walk: could you send me those shots in full res? My tripod is broken, so i was unable to take long exposure shots. plase reply to

    thank you!

  • wow! says:

    @wow! some of those photos are fantastic! nice work, bwog.

  • Heck Yes says:

    @Heck Yes Making that snowman was fantastic. Thanks, guys. =)

  • Too many people says:

    @Too many people forget how stunningly gorgeous our campus is…these pictures are amazing.

  • yeea says:

    @yeea that first snowman is a creepy fuckin sick photo

  • seasons says:

    @seasons i love that yesterday my study break was sitting on low steps in a t-shirt.. today it was a snowball fight.

  • "Ozymandias" says:

    @"Ozymandias" Much appreciated.

    1. King of kings says:

      @King of kings :)

      And thanks to Jon Hill for taking up our tip that the snowman is named Ozymandias. (Other names we considered were “Snodin” and “Snoki.”)

  • snowman says:

    @snowman the snowman looks dirty

    1. Butler says:

      @Butler The Snowman has been in Butler for 5 days. This is what happens.

  • there is says:

    @there is a panda-esque snow creation near hartley

  • eek! says:

    @eek! There is something strangely apocalyptic about Low behind the snowman in the second photo. Something about the cloud and the red sky makes it look like Low is burning down…..

    Regardless, awesome photos.

    Also, on the plus side, I love how now that it has snowed, everyone is in a better mood and has stopped leaving bitchy/snide/curmudgeon-y comments

  • the photo with says:

    @the photo with the trees on college walk definitely needs to be one of the rotating picture header things on the columbia webpage.

  • tangerines says:

    @tangerines Ian, can you feel the baby?

  • love love love says:

    @love love love the snowman with redbull! props!

  • whoa says:

    @whoa These photos are beautiful!

  • sorry prezbo says:

    @sorry prezbo apparently an expert in 1st amendment law still can’t prevent his university from getting a ‘red light’ in FIRE’s freedom of expression ratings

    Apparently he could learn a thing or two from Dartmouth and UPenn

    1. well says:

      @well Harvard, Princeton and Stanford, among others, are also marked as Red Light-schools. I wonder what ‘one policy’ or more they’re objecting to.

  • err says:

    @err it looks almost like photoshop

  • wait says:

    @wait what does the snowman have in its hands?

  • Wait... says:

    @Wait... If it’s the end of days, do I still have to write my anthro paper?

  • HOLY SHIT says:

    @HOLY SHIT the sky is red in the first photo! It’s the end of days!

    1. that's says:

      @that's just light pollution…

  • whoa says:

    @whoa van am quad looks cool!

  • crap... says:

    @crap... now i don’t want to study for finals that much more


  • snow says:

    @snow is magically rejuvinating! go play for 10 minutes. your focus will be like never before!

  • Lerner Camper says:

    @Lerner Camper wait, snow… are we supposed to know that for the final??? did he cover it in class??? omg just shoot me now and bury me in the white stuff

  • thanks says:

    @thanks but we need a photo with college walk and the beautiful lights in the snow!

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