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11 Michigan State Traditions That Prove MSU Is One Of A Kind

The campus is huge, and so is your love for it. But when it's time to head out, Delta is there, connecting Spartans to the world.

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1. MSU Shadows is basically "The Star-Spangled Banner," and it means more to you than anyone will ever know.

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2. Speaking of shadows, you're not a "true Spartan" (according to legend) unless you kiss someone in the shadow of Beaumont Tower.

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3. The Spartan Marching Band protects the Sparty Statue 24/7 the week leading up to the MSU vs. Michigan Football game. RESPECT THE BAND.

4. True MSU students only go to one place for super-late-night snacks: Menna's Joint for a delicious original dub.

We call this the Menna’s Monday survival kit!

5. Painting "the rock" is a time-honored tradition. Every day, students walk by to see what's been added to it.

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6. Michigan State students only get pumped up with quotes from 300 and Thunderstruck.

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7. Students tread lightly when entering Mary Mayo Hall because, as everyone knows, it's haunted by the Mary Mayo Ghost.

Instagram: @meg_mall

8. Tailgating is always at the tennis courts before a football game. Don't ask why — just bring mustard.

Our #DriveTo80 with @MSU_Football included a tenth annual, but first baby-friendly, road trip to EL for tailgate!

9. Like clockwork, every Thursday is Burgerama at The Riv. You do not miss Burgerama. Ever.

10. The march to the stadium is a sacred tradition and the perfect way to get hyped for Saturday.

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11. Sparty has been one of the most recognizable figures on campus since 1989.

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MSU traditions have made you a Spartan, and Delta is here when you're ready to take on the world.

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