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Photo Story: Leaping, skimming, and freezing at the Puddle Jump

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:37 am

The Bates Puddle Jump, the annual, you-have-to-be mad dash from shore to pond, has been going strong as a student rite of passage since 1975. A new wrinkle for 2016: Pond skimming!

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Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter...

From left, Mark Stevens '77, Scott Copeland '78, Chris Callahan '78, Lars Llorente '78, the founders of the Puddle Jump, prepare for the inaugural dip in 1975. Over the years, students slowly "migrated" the event away from March, when it was known as the the St. Patrick's Day Dip, to Winter Carnival week.
In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

Video: 2012 Puddle Jump

Friday, January 20, 2012 6:27 pm

Here are a few scenes from the 2012 edition of the annual...

Sun Journal creates splash with Puddle Jump video

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:28 am

Sun Journal photographer and videographer Daryn Slover stops by the 2011 Puddle...

Open Forum: Summer 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Letters from the Summer 2010 Magazine

At winter's height, the historic Quad goes bare

Friday, January 20, 2006 4:20 pm

The historic Quad sported a rare dead-of-winter look today: bare ground with a hint...