3 o’clock hit and Oklahoma State’s alma mater sounded from the belltower atop of Edmon Low Library, alerting all students in attendance that the battle was going to begin soon.
Barstool Pokes, a student-run Twitter and Instagram account, let all 31 thousand of their collective followers know that there would be a snowball fight happening on Library Lawn at 3 p.m. on February 18.
Over 300 OSU students arrived at Library Lawn in their warmest winter gear with their throwing arms ready for what was about to be an icy warzone.
Once the alma mater tune concluded, all students in attendance knew that it was time to form their snowballs, take cover behind their forts and get ready for what was going to be an all-out war for the next hour.
The battle started with students from either side of Library Lawn charging each other with snowballs in either hand with their bodies ready for the impact of fast-moving, hostile snowballs that would soon be coming from the enemy team.
Once the opening charge concluded, each team returned to their sides, reloaded with snowballs, and once again sprinted into the neutral ground that separated the two teams trying to hit members of the enemy team with as many snowballs as they possibly could.
Following the charge, students once again returned to their home sides with smiles on their faces and bodies covered with snow.
These charges continued for the next hour before most students decided that their days of fighting were over as the team on the north side of Library Lawn had pushed the team on the south side all the way back to the second patch of grass, signifying a win for the northern team as most of the members of the southern team had deserted their comrades.
The Snow Battle of Stillwater is an event that will be remembered by all in attendance as most students used this event as a way to escape their dorm rooms after 10 days of frigid temperatures before temperatures finally rose above freezing on the following day.