Semester in Photos

Alex Martinez, a freshman on the SIU swim team from Gilbert, Ariz., studying mechanical engineering, holds a handful of snow Jan. 20 on his way to morning practice. Martinez said it was the most snow he had ever seen. “It’s more powdery than I expected,” he said, “and less icy.” He said SIUC was appealing because of the difference in climate from his hometown and the swim team. (Morgan Timms | @morgan_timms)