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TAKING A DIP

The 2015 Puddle Jump

Story by Bates College January 27th, 2015

RUN, Jump, freeze

Review a few moments from the mad dash known as the Puddle Jump, an annual tradition run by leaders of the Bates Outing Club. While the origins of many students traditions are murky, the only thing unclear about the genesis of the Puddle Jump tradition, 40 years old this year, might be the famously turbid water of Lake Andrews.

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carrying the torch

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LEADING THE WAY

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IN the wings

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WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS, ANYWAY?

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taking the plunge

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AN ODD NUMBER OF JUDGES

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THAT WAS FUN, Sort of

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POST-JUMP

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LEAVING THE SCENE

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bonfire burns bright

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Footnote: Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Lewiston, ME, United States