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Snowbrawl Strikes Back

Led by BU students, giant snowball fight attracts hundreds to the Esplanade


When Boston-area colleges decided Tuesday night to cancel classes Wednesday in light of a snowstorm expected to dump as much as 10 inches on the city, Christopher Lisinski created a Facebook event inviting students to meet at the Esplanade at 3 p.m. Wednesday for a chance “to go throw snowballs in innocent, good fun.” Lisinski (CAS’15) ended his invite to Snowbrawl Strikes Back with the words “I hope icy you there.” Within hours, more than 700 students had said they were coming.

This year’s giant snowball fight, a reprise of one that took place last February, drew college students from all over Boston and was as much about chasing friends around in the snow as about pummeling opponents with snowballs. Students heeded Lisinki’s admonition to “be respectful…we don’t want this snowballing out of control.”

It’s safe to say a good time was had by all.

Erik Duda, Multimedia Producer video film, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Erik Duda

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu.

3 Comments on Snowbrawl Strikes Back

  • Sonia Parker on 02.07.2014 at 10:04 am

    Nice work, Eric!

  • Andrea Kontos on 02.07.2014 at 11:03 am

    There nothing more fun than an old fashioned snowball fight! Just watching the video brought a smile to my face.

  • Snowball Hater on 03.11.2014 at 12:41 pm

    When are you students going to grow up?

    I see nothing fun about throwing snowballs. It’s so childish.

    Many years ago an 8 year girl was blinded because of a STUPID snowball.

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