Go jump in the lake

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Becky Culp, right, and Kara McGowan leap into a hole through the ice on Lake Andrews during the annual Puddle Jump at Bates College in Lewiston on Friday. The Bates Outing Club organizes and provides safety for the annual event, which is held during the weeklong Winter Carnival. At least one professor, Nancy Koven, joined hundreds of students who made the plunge. The jump has been a tradition for more than 30 years. 

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Julie Thompson slides into Lake Andrews during the annual Puddle Jump at Bates College on Friday. Bates Outing Club member Conor Smith provides safety at right. 

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The Puddle Jump has been an annual tradition for more than 30 years. One student said the first jump was held in 1977. 

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Ellie Van Gemeren, vice president of the Bates Outing Club, holds hands with a reluctant Shabrina Guerrier during the Puddle Jump at Bates College on Friday. Guerrier did make the jump into Lake Andrews.

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Members of the Bates Outing Club help students out of the water. 

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Associate professor of psychology Nancy Koven, right, prepares to jump with her students.

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Student clothes hang in a tree on the side of Lake Andrews. 

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Bates College students warm up by a fire after jumping into a hole in the ice on Lake Andrews. 

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Randall Pond's picture

what do I think?

I Think you're All NUTS! I hope it was for a Good Cause other than just tradition!

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