The Illinois State University campus spent much of January covered in snow and shivering, thanks to a particularly nasty stretch of wintry weather.

But despite a couple days off because of that weather, students found plenty to do on campus throughout January. Student groups got back into full swing after break, Redbird Arena hosted the No. 4 men’s basketball team in the country, and the Student Involvement Center’s Winterfest drew a crowd, just to name a few.

Every month on the STATEside campus blog, we use Storify to give our readers a “best of” photo gallery, powered by tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts from the previous month.

So here’s a look at the best photos of the Illinois State campus community on social media in January 2014:

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