Editor’s note: Embedded reporter Eric Pilch took the two videos in this post of Wednesday night’s massacre at Rose Park. The first is of GWU’s hordes advancing on the intrepid band of Hoyas, the second is of some of the action on the battlefield. If you got sick watching Cloverfield, you probably shouldn’t watch them.
Wednesday night’s snowball fight between Georgetown and George Washington University may have been a lot of fun, but in terms of winners and losers, Georgetown was clearly the latter.
Starting around 6 p.m., the Georgetown contingent of roughly 50 students began to assemble on the north side of Rose Park at 26th and O Streets, gathering on top of a hill that strategically overlooked the park. It was difficult to tell how many people from GWU had shown up when they advanced en masse from the other side of the park a few minutes later, but the ratio was at least 4:1 in GW’s favor.
To emphasize their prowess, they even brought a flag. Later reports of the battle also state that their university president, Steven Knapp, was present at the fight and announced that school would be canceled the next day right there at the site of GWU’s victory.
Once GWU began to flood the hill Georgetown students were standing on, the snowball fight digressed rapidly for the Hoyas.
Read more and watch Georgetown get crushed after the jump!
The conflict was as loud as it was wet and it was nearly impossible to go more than thirty seconds without getting hit. As the skirmish intensified, groups began shouting battlecries in unison. Although “Hoya Saxa!” was a popular chant at the beginning of the fight, later on, scattered chants of “safety school!” could be heard ringing out over the battlefield as Georgetown’s fortunes waned.
Due to the lack of depth on the Georgetown side, the fight quickly devolved and most Hoyas were trudging back to campus with triumphant shouts from GW in the background within a half an hour. Other students report that GWU continued pelting GU until they were out of range, even as they removed their wounded from the battlefield.
“It’s funny how this event was supposed to go till 7:30, but Georgetown retreated in disgrace by 6:30,” a GWU student wrote on the Facebook group wall.
To which a GU student limply replied, “Georgetown was too busy being smart …”
“That made My Lai look humane,” said another GWU student.