So, you might ask, How many times has The Rock on the University of Tennessee campus been painted? And the answer would have to be, No tellin’!
The Rock is simply an enormous boulder that’s been moved at least once since we were students at UT but has been been a rock-solid canvas for literally hundreds of students over the years. Spray paint, wall paint, touch-up paint — The Rock has seen it all.
The predominant color comes as no surprise to anyone. This is Big Orange country, after all. And over the years, we’ve seen celebratory messages, political insight, even personal notes like you’d see on social media today. The Rock may have been the university’s first Twitter account!
One thing’s for certain, though. If the administration ever has designs on removing it, they’d better be ready for a fight. Painting The Rock is one solid student tradition!
For more entries in Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Paint challenge on her blog Where’s My Backpack, click here.