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The man behind the mohawk: Meet Scotty Haas, Clemson’s biggest ‘fan’

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Scotty Haas, left, is the Clemson Mohawk.

It’s pretty clear that Scotty Haas’ mohawk stands for his Clemson spirit, but getting it to actually stand up is a completely different matter.

We know Pierre’s name, now let’s get to know him

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Pierre Tong attends as many Clemson sporting events as he can fit into his schedule.

Have you ever had a Pierre Tong sighting? Maybe you were behind him in line in the bookstore or snapped a photo of him eating a sandwich without him knowing. How did one student out of thousands become so well known on campus in such a short period of time? Well, even Pierre doesn’t know the answer to that question.

Top stories from The Echo in 2012

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Let’s take a look back at 2012 and see what you read the most in The Echo and on the Clemson Alumni Homepage, plus, which alumni profile stories you found most intriguing.

Clemson history in the flesh

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
During his time as the executive secretary of IPTAY, George Bennett founded some of Clemson’s most honored traditions, such as the Welcome Back Festival and the $2 bills.

The sound of a cannon firing in Death Valley is music to a Tiger fan’s ears. Returning students anticipate the crowds of friends and classmates flooding downtown at the Welcome Back Festival. The $2 bills spent at away games signal pride for Clemson supporters. Most of us might think that whoever started these long-standing traditions is far-removed from Clemson by now. On the contrary, that person is closer than you think. His name is George Bennett, and he works over in the Jervey Athletic Center.

Clemson students carry on 35-year-old tradition

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Tigers, Yellow Jackets and $2 bills: an odd combination that created a popular Clemson tradition.

Solid orange hero: One man’s journey from combat to Clemson

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming.

For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran attending Clemson on the GI Bill, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming.

A plan. A ring. And a sidewalk chalk proposal.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Just as Clemson was a huge part of Ali Roberson and Andrew Wall

Clemson senior Andrew Wall had been plotting for weeks, making a plan, telling friends and family, trying to figure out how he could propose to a woman he describes as “the happiest, most joyful person I know.”

With five siblings on campus this year — and two more with Clemson degrees — the Sanders family is truly Solid Orange

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
The Sanders family in 2011 from left to right, Patricia Sanders Merritt, Allison Sanders, Tom Sanders, Bill Sanders, Lisa Sanders Perini, Lindsey Sanders, Mac Sanders and Leslie Sanders.

At the head of this clan is Bill Sanders, who earned his mechanical engineering degree from Clemson in 1961. Science and math skills seem to run strong in the Sanders family, and the kids — all of whom are in a science or engineering field — attribute it to their parents.

Tiger Tips for new students

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Freshman year comes with a mixture of emotions — ranging from excitement to nail-biting nervousness.Lucky for you, tons of Tigers have already conquered freshman year and are offering up some advice to ban those new-to-campus jitters. Here are a few tips from them.

Time-Honored Traditions — What you need to know to be Solid Orange.

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Thousands of Tigers have left their mark with time-honored traditions and tiger-specific rituals. Take some time to learn more about these rolling hills; they’ll surround you for the next four years and become a background for memories that won’t soon be forgotten.