SpiRIT Fridays Kickoff
On Dec. 3, Student Government kicked off SpiRIT Fridays for winter quarter. There was food, there was cake, and there were orange-painted pine cones. SG President Greg Pollock and President William Destler poured the first cups of dye to stain the Campus Center’s fountain orange. The event was an effort to re-promote a faded tradition of students wearing orange and brown on Fridays.
Pollock told the crowd that SpiRIT Fridays started decades ago when a professor noticed that students were wearing every color but RIT’s colors. The professor approached the SG president at the time, and together they began the tradition.
Destler shared in the excitement and added, “[SpiRIT Fridays was] a wonderful idea. I’m sad to have seen it fade away over the years. I’m glad to see Student Government resurrect one of RIT’s traditions.”
“Never again will RIT be outnumbered by other colleges on this campus!” Pollock announced as he poured his cup of dye.