Winter Carnival Set to Begin
More than 16 feet of snow has fallen in Houghton this winter. While that is indeed impressive, what Michigan Tech 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 today 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.”
Changes implemented last year were aimed at streamlining competitions and Martens says things worked out well. “As of last year we’ve got three categories, men’s groups, women’s groups and co-ed groups. That really seemed to work out well.” Read the full story on the Michigan Tech News Website.