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2021 Winter Carnival pulls back the curtain

Blue Key Honor Society President Scott Sviland says this year’s Winter Carnival might be best termed as a look behind the scenes. Many in-person events will be replaced by virtual editions. Art, the stage revue, and royalty crowning will take place online. Several staples like the sleigh rides and dog sled campus tours will be on vacation, set to return for the 100th anniversary event in 2022.

In an encouraging note, Sviland says all on-campus statues should be good snow-wise.

We coordinate with our wonderful facilities group at Michigan Tech. I think that the plan should be that we do have enough snow and I know some students go out and get their own. We will be working closely with Facilities to ensure that there is enough to continue that great tradition.

Blue Key had put out a note earlier this week encouraging residents to donate clean white powder before the most recent snowfalls.

The all-night has been designed to encourage small gatherings of people spread out across the campus. Even with restaurants and bars being allowed to reopen on February 1st, they will still be subject to a 10 PM curfew, which speaks to how careful any late events must be planned to stress safety during the pandemic.

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