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    Posted December 20, 2012 by
    Madison, Wisconsin
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    Wintry weather

    UW-Madison Plans Massive Snow-Ball Fight!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Cagarner took part in a massive snowball fight in the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, on December 20. He says the snowball fight was organized through a Facebook event. He says the blizzard from earlier caused classes at the University to cancel finales for that day. He says more than 1800 students participated in the snowball fight, with student dorms pitting against each other, and students using dining hall trays to shield themselves from hurling snowballs. 'It was a good snowball fight until the snow got packed down,' he said. He says he stayed in the snowball fight for 25 minutes before he decided to leave. 'I got pelted so much, but it was a lot of fun,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    The students at the University of Wisconsin Madison don't let the weather get them down. While many of them had final exams this week, the University had to cancel all exams on Thursday because the weather prevented people from making it to the exam times on schedule.

    In spite of this, over 1,000 students attended a snowball fight planned only hours after the finals cancellations. Students teamed up based on where their dorms were from, either Lakeshore, or Southeast dormitories. and the battle-ground was the Historic Bascom Hill!

    Students came dressed (or in some cases not) for the weather and joined the fight. They had everything from trays used as shields, slingshots to fire from the rear ranks, flags for battle positions and even some who rode bicycles down the hill between the battle lines.

    Police and other University services were aware of the event and the fight continued without major incidents or injuries. Several students reported black-eyes, but no regrets were disclosed from the whole event.

    The students still have one more day of finals left and after the Lake-shore Students eventually won the contest, many of the students returned to their dorms to clean up and complete one last study push for the last day.
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