Southern Miss Students Build "Joe Dirt" Replica Snowman - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Southern Miss Students Build "Joe Dirt" Replica Snowman

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While the icy roads pose a dangerous threat to drivers around the Pine Belt, the harsh conditions are not keeping everyone indoors.

In fact, one group of Southern Miss students embraces the elements.


"Well he definitely didn't skip leg day for sure," says Southern Miss freshman Ryan Scott. "He didn't skip leg day - we don't allow that."

Meet "Joe Snow".

"He's actually solid ice, so there's no changing him now," says Scott.

"He's solid ice," says Southern Miss senior Drew Blackwell.

On a day that kept so many indoors, these students made the most of their first snow day at Southern Miss.

"I mean we had to build a snowman, so we did that," says Southern Miss sophomore Nick Souhlas. "That was kind of part of our bucket list."

"I did a lot of supervising - kind of pointing out, telling people what to do, but not necessarily in the building process," says Southern Miss junior Richard Hall. "Kind of like, 'put this here, put that there'."

What started off as a typical snowman, ultimately became a frozen replica of "Joe Dirt".

It just goes to show,that hard work pays off.

"We just used a big trash can, filled it up with snow and water so it would freeze, and just dumped it out and formed it from there," says Blackwell.

"It's just been a lot of fun, we worked hard on it - everybody put some time into it, and we're just out here having a good time," says Blackwell.


Classes at Southern Miss have been canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday, as of Tuesday evening.

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