Illinois State University students were greeted with some picturesque wintry weather as they returned to campus in January for the start of the spring semester.

January also saw several special events on campus, including a national State of the Union watch party and a visit from social equality activist and author Angela Davis.

Every month on STATEside, we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State that were posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from the previous month, using Storify.

Here are our favorite photos from January 2016:

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