Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Winter Carnival set to begin with Wednesday All-Nighter

From Michigan Tech News:

Members of Phi Kappa Tau in Hancock put the finishing touches on their statue during the 2017 All-Nighter. Last year the fraternity captured the month-long competition for the ninth time in 10 years. (Photo courtesy Michigan Tech University)

By Mark Wilcox, Michigan Tech News Writer

More than 16 feet of snow has fallen in Houghton, Michigan, this winter. While that is indeed impressive, what Michigan Technological University students do with it is nothing short of magical.

Building on a tradition that began in 1922 as the "Ice Carnival," the latest rendition of Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival shifts into high gear Wednesday with the All-Nighter carnival-like activity on the campus and elsewhere. Winter Carnival is sponsored by Blue Key National Honor Society.

This year’s theme is "Myths and Tales of the Past in our Frigid Forecast." Blue Key President Sarah Jo Martens says the theme is meant to open things up and challenge creativity. "With this very broad theme, we’re hoping students get out of the box," she says. "These myths and legends could go back to ancient times or might even include campus legends. I’m excited to see what the groups come up with." ...

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