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Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Happy Snow Day! See Bates College's Puddle Jump

By Jenna Johnson

snOMG.jpgOn Thursday a few colleges and universities in the D.C. region canceled classes, following Wednesday night's icy, thundering snowstorm. For upperclassmen, it's a throwback to last year's historic and epic Snowmageddon, which shut down most campuses for nearly a week.

So, if you are stuck in your dorm with nothing to do, here's a list of 35 snow boredom busters that I came up with last year. Enjoy!

Think it's cold here? Then let me introduce you to a winter tradition at Bates College in Maine. It's called the Puddle Jump.

Each winter, Bates students venture to a tiny lake on campus that's formally called Lake Andrews, but better known as "The Puddle." They cut a hole in the ice. And then they jump in. This year's Puddle Jump was held on Saturday, when temperatures reached a balmy 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

You have to watch this video from student-run Bates College Television:

Bates Winter Carnival from BCTV on Vimeo.

Do you have a snow day today? Up to anything interesting? Tell me in the comments section.

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By Jenna Johnson  | January 27, 2011; 12:49 PM ET
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