As spring begins to bloom, many Northwestern students are glad to leave behind winter’s bone-chilling temperatures. Still, some reminisce about a campus blanketed in snow.
Coming from Texas, Medill first-year Kelsey Carroll found the snow-covered campus beautiful, and she devoted her study breaks last quarter to capturing Northwestern’s campus covered in near-pristine flakes.
During her photo escapades, not only did Carroll capture the breathtaking white landscape, she also photographed moments that perfectly encapsulate the Wildcat spirit: students participating in lively snowball fights, despite the below-freezing temperatures.
Carroll was in her dorm room one winter night when her sister called, reporting that there was a snowball fight at Willard Residential College. She immediately wrapped her camera in a plastic bag and marched through the snow toward Willard. She stood under a doorway on a small ledge and captured the moment – one certainly worth remembering.
About a week later, Carroll was notified of yet another snowball fight, this time a planned gathering in Deering Meadow organized by Northwestern's Outdoors Club.
As we bid goodbye to winter, we fondly recall the events that warmed our hearts despite the cold.
Just one week later, Carroll caught another snowball fight on camera. This one initiated in Deering Meadow.