Let me paint you a picture of the Drake university tradition that colors everyone excited.
Once a year, to kick off the annual Drake Relays in the spring, the drake student body gathers to cover each other in vibrant paint.
A week before, the year’s previous designs are covered in a pristine sheet of white to prepare for the new designs. Student groups then submit proposals of squares to pave the length of painted street, and when the day rolls around, each group congregates to begin filling in a square that will represent their group until the following year.
Students who aren’t involved in decorating squares still get involved of course. In fact, many students argue that this is the more memorable experience of painted street. Students who choose to gather without intent of coloring a square instead bring along their own paint to color each other with. No matter how Drake students choose to spend their painted street, almost all will agree that it’s a one of Drake’s most memorable traditions.
To find out more about the Drake Relays or other Drake traditions, make sure to check out the Drake website’s for information on Campus Life at http://www.drake.edu/life/, and the Drake Relays at http://www.drake.edu/life/drakerelays/!