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Storm comin': MSU navigates snow, snowballs

A look around campus and the East Lansing community under a snow emergency

February 3, 2022

The National Weather Service issued a snowstorm warning on Tuesday Feb. 3 for the East Lansing area. The sun was out, hidden a bit by clouds, but it was 49 degrees and nice enough for students to walk around in long sleeves with no coat — or at least they did anyway. The unpredictable Michigan weather pun is a pretty low-hanging fruit here, considering what happened Tuesday night.

Freezing rain was followed by a heavy snowfall that carried on throughout Wednesday, putting the City of East Lansing into a snow emergency.


While the city remained in a snow emergency, many MSU classes were still on and in-person. Some instructors opted to record lectures or provide Zoom alternatives for the day, while others have canceled class all together. Snowfall is expected to continue throughout the day and into Thursday.


The snow day continued into the night at Cedar Village Apartments.

Prompted by a tweet from Spartan's sophomore safety Darius Snow and encouraged by Barstool MSU, students joined together at the apartment complex for a snowball fight.


Business junior Mila Straskraba went down to Cedar Village after an invite from her friends.

"Why not?" she said.

Straskraba, who's from Hawai'i, said that this was her first snow storm.


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As snow flew, students pulled out sleds, snowboards and skis pulled by cars and trucks.


"It's just spontaneous fun," graphic design junior Jacob Springer said.

The Winter Storm Warning for the East Lansing area is in place until 6 a.m Friday morning.


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