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Freshman Cake Race

Freshman Cake Race

The first Cake Race was held in 1911 and was open to all as a cross-country run.
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Golden Tornadoes

Golden Tornadoes

A nickname attached to the Georgia Tech football team sometime around 1915.
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George C. Griffin Pi Mile Race

George C. Griffin Pi Mile Race

The inaugural George C. Griffin Race was run on May 26, 1973.
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Homecoming

Homecoming

First one on June 7, 1920, was sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association to celebrate its reorganization.
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IFC Dances

IFC Dances

Annual spring dance sponsored by the Greek Council with all fraternities participating.
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Pajama Parades

Pajama Parades

Upperclassmen issued orders to freshman RATS to meet at designated location wearing pajama bottoms and a leather belt and bring a roll of toilet paper.
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Shirt Tail Parades

Shirt Tail Parades

A parade formed by students grabbing the shirt of the man in front of them and forming a conga line that marched up North Avenue, up and down Peachtree Street and in and out of theaters and other places of business along the way.
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RAT Caps

RAT Caps

Freshmen were required to wear them every day and everywhere on the campus until the freshman football team beat the Georgia freshman team on Thanksgiving. If Tech lost the game, the caps were worn until the end of the school year.
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Ramblin’ Wreck

Ramblin’ Wreck

Donated to Georgia Tech in 1961 by Capt. Ted Johnson, a retired pilot who had purchased and restored the car for his son.
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Tech Tower

Tech Tower

First structure erected on the Tech Campus.
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The Varsity

The Varsity

Founded by Tech alumnus Frank Gordy, Class of 1929, in 1928.
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The Whistle

The Whistle

Meant to mimic the industrial whistles of the times. It called the students to their shop classes.
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White and Gold

White and Gold

First recorded use was in a baseball game against Auburn in 1891.
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The Yellow Jacket

The Yellow Jacket

Tech teams often wore yellow jerseys back in the day because there was no gold fabric available.
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Ramblin' Wreck Parade

Ramblin' Wreck Parade

The Wreck Parade has occurred every year since 1932 with the exception of 1942 and 1943 due to gas shortages during World War II.
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