D.C. Rivals Have ‘Epic’ Snowball Fight

Georgetown and George Washington students clash in D.C park; GW claims victory.

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Not everyone was stuck inside because of the newest blanket of snow that covered the mid-Atlantic. 

While another treacherous snowstorm crippled the Washington metropolitan area last night, Georgetown University and George Washington University students faced off in an "epic" snowball fight billed as the latest way for the two rivals to settle their differences, the Washington Post's Campus Overload blog reports. According to both sides, George Washington claimed an overwhelming victory

George Washington President Steven Knapp even took part in the festivities. He proudly proclaimed his side the winner as he announced GW's closing again today—the fourth consecutive day GW hasn't had classes. 

GW outnumbered Georgetown in the fight. The GW Hatchet reported that GW had roughly 225 students and Georgetown had about 75. Vox Populi, a popular Georgetown blog, put the ratio at 4 to 1, saying about 50 Georgetown students showed up to the fight. 

"Anyone who says GW has no spirit, tell them to get to Kogan Plaza right now," GW senior Kyle Boyer tells the GW Hatchet, referring to the plaza where GW celebrated its victory. 

The Facebook group promoting the fight had plenty of comments after GW's demolition of Georgetown. 

One Georgetown student said, "Georgetown was too busy being smart." 

We'll see if there's another fight in the near future. There's some talk of inviting other D.C. area colleges to a new fight, which could happen with another potential storm on its way next week. 

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