“M” Climb and Convocation

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"M" Climb and Convocation

About 800 new students here at Mines climbed up Mount Zion this morning at around 8am. We all met at the IM field, sang our school song, crossed 6th Avenue, and the proceeded up the mountain, repeating our song at various checkpoints. It was incredibly amazing watching 800 students exit the IM field and then walk across 6th, all wearing our new green hard hats.

All along the way, we were pelted by upperclassmen with water ballons and sling shots. We finally got to the top and waited close to an hour while the rest of students made their way up the mountain and then bucket-brigaded water to mix the whitewash with. HDNet, Sky Fox 31, and 9News were on hand to record this momentus occasion with the largest class at CSM hauling 10 pound rocks up the mountain to the “M”, the “largest electronically lit school emblem in the world, measuring 104 feet by 107 feet and boasting more than 500 15-watt lightbulbs.” For some bizzare reason, the have charter buses take us back down the IM fied when we’re done.

Later today we had Convocation, the bookend to Graduation. Convocation is the act “to call together to a meeting.” In essence, it’s just some important people talking while we shake our heads and nod.

School Song:

Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three hundred pounds.
The college bell to mix it in and clapper to stir it ’round.
Like every honest fellow, I take my whiskey clear.
I�m a rambling wreck from Golden Tech, a helluva engineer.

A helluva helluva helluva helluva helluva engineer.
A helluva helluva helluva helluva helluva engineer.
Like every honest fellow, I take my whiskey clear.
I�m a rambling wreck from Golden Tech, a helluva engineer.

Hail, hail the gang�s all here.
What the hell do we care as long as we get ourshare?
M-I-N-E-S!
What the hell do we care now?

Note: This picture is not the class of 2008

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