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University Of Toronto Students Hold Massive Snowball Fight (TWEETS, PHOTOS)

02/04/2015 12:07 EST | Updated 02/04/2015 12:07 EST

There's only one logical way to beat winter blues induced by extended commutes, frostbites and snow-covered driveways: a giant snowball fight.

University of Toronto students organized a massive snowball fight Tuesday afternoon at the school's downtown Toronto campus in hopes of overcoming cold weather and exam stress.

About 400 students came out, hoping to break the world record for the world's largest snowball fight, currently held by a 2013 Seattle event which had 5,834 participants, according to The Globe and Mail.

While no record was broken, students certainly had a great time. They took to social media posting photos and videos using the hashtag #UofTSnowBattle.

Some students took things to another level, using strategies to protect themselves from oncoming snowballs while still hitting others.

One student used an umbrella.

Another protected himself using his lab coat and goggles. Clever.

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But it wasn't all fun and games, at least not for CTV News reporter Scott Lightfoot, who got caught in the centre of the fight during his standup.

Once the event was over, organizers Madina Siddiqui and Frishta Bastan took to Facebook to thank students who attended, especially those who showed up with hot chocolate and music. Siddiqui also promised the snowball fight would now be an annual event.

Ah, university life.

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