Private Fast Transit cram continues custom of Mountaineer Week at West Virginia

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If you happen to’re a WVU scholar or alumnus, you know the way catching the Private Fast Transit might be.
Ready on the platform then squeezing your manner onto the automobile, hopefully getting a coveted seat earlier than it takes off down the tracks.
A PRT automobile is reported to hold 16 individuals comfortably, however within the annual PRT cram throughout Mountaineer Week Monday, college students have been hoping to interrupt from the norm.
The PRT cram is a yearly custom that’s been happening since 1971, mentioned Sonja Wilson, the Mountaineer Week advisor. Alongside the longstanding custom, Mountaineer Week additionally has different yearly happenings just like the Beard Shaving Competitors.
Wilson mentioned the committee and college students who set up Mountaineer Week attempt to hold the scholar occasions contemporary. This 12 months the theme of Mountaineer Week is Appalachian Meals, showcasing meals from Appalachian tradition.
“Lots of the scholars know its Mountaineer Week after they come by and see the kettle corn and funnel cake, however we’re having a program on canning, which could appear bizarre however we’ve executed canning in West Virginia. To outlive, you had a backyard and also you canned in the summertime to have meals within the winter,” she mentioned.
There was additionally the Nation Vittles Buffet and Pepperoni Roll Competitors. This 12 months there will even be a tailgate earlier than Thursday’s sport on the Erickson Alumni Middle. WVU takes on Baylor at 7 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The PRT cram continues within the true spirit of Mountaineer Week. It was began to encourage extra faculty spirit on campus, and Wilson mentioned she believes it does that.
“I believe it’s enjoyable as a result of it brings all people collectively,” she mentioned.
Years in the past, Wilson mentioned the cram groups have been Greek organizations. Now any scholar group can take part.
The report nonetheless stands at 97. In 2000, Chi Omega gained these bragging rights and Wilson mentioned she doesn’t know if it can ever be overwhelmed.
Info on Monday’s winner was not accessible in time for this report.
Mountaineer Week wouldn’t be Mountaineer Week with out Trevor Kiess, the WVU mascot. Kiess was on each cram Monday, serving to scholar organizations and taking selfies with followers.
“It’s simply nice to symbolize West Virginia and our Appalachian tradition and actually simply present the delight and spirit that now we have right here at WVU,” he mentioned.
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