Snakes invade Missouri S&T

St. Pat’s Snake Invasion: The Game
Go back in time with this special St. Pat’s game! A nest of snakes has made its way from the springs, streams, swamps and glades of the Ozarks to the highlands of Rolla. Playing as St. Pat, strike down 107 snakes using only your shillelagh and skill. Defeat them all before time runs out and receive a special bonus score. Can you save campus and banish the snakes from Missouri S&T? Help make this St. Pat’s the Best Ever!

 

 


A (Very Brief) History of Snake Invasions at S&T
According to legend, or Dr. Lance Haynes, fourth faculty advisor of St. Pat’s, Snake Invasion was started in 1912 by the junior class as a way to “initiate” freshmen.

Freshmen must use giant sticks called shillelaghs to club (plastic) snakes to death and bite their heads off.

This being the 108th Best Ever, each participating student is expected to club at least one snake 108 times consecutively. If they fail to do so, they have to start over.

Until they complete the ritual rite of passage, participating students must carry around their shillelaghs. So, don’t be surprised to see stripped and customized tree trunks propped up outside of buildings and classrooms on campus during the snake invasion, which starts Monday, March 7.

Now, on with the bashing!

Miner Madness: St. Pat’s Sweet 16

Turning Pine Street green is the job of St. Pat's Board alumni, who gather at 6 a.m. with mops and green paint.

Turning Pine Street green is the job of St. Pat’s Board alumni, who gather at 6 a.m. with mops and green paint.

The Miners have spoken. The winner of the 2014 Miner Madness is Street Painting! This annual tradition where St. Pat’s Board alumni turn downtown Rolla’s Pine Street green for the annual parade was voted Best Ever. Where else in the world will you see St. Pat celebrated like this?

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