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BS/MEng Mechanical Engineering
Clifton Park NY

Fist Pumping

Alissa Anderson on Monday, 11 January 2010. Posted in Athletics, Clubs, Student Life

Since the debut of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” the “fist pump” dance move has been sweeping college campus across the nation. It is probably because we are all obsessed with the ridiculousness of the jersey characters and therefore are required by nature to imitate their actions…. For me, it’s because my closest friends here at school are from New Jersey… and resemble nothing to the “Situations” on the show…

I only mention this dance move because at the hockey game it was all over the area, every time our tigers scored groups of students would fist pump to the pep band music. Strange? Just goes to show the MTV influence J

In the past I have not attended many of the hockey games on campus. I didn’t come from a hockey high school and I never got into the culture of it last year. However this season has been a different story. I went to the opening game at the Blue Cross Arena with my parents during Homecoming weekend. Since then I have attended several other games to promote the Make the Rink Pink event January 30th. On Saturday, my sorority sisters and I went to the RHA-Corner Crew tail gate to hand out shirts, and it turned out to be AWESOME and I was inspired to go to another game that night! Hockey is growing on me, so for those of you worried that you won’t fit in at RIT because you’re not a hockey person… things can change and be open to try new things… you may even catch the orange fever like I did.


See you at the next game! 









Comments (5)

  • Blenda


    11 January 2010 at 20:20 |
    That is such a cute sign! Also, I didn't know what fist pumping was until I saw you guys do it at the game :) The video of you guys doing it is hilarious.
  • Emily Okey

    Emily Okey

    12 January 2010 at 05:51 |
    I love the last sign! Very cute. I'm glad you're getting into hockey this season, see what you were missing?! :)
  • blenda


    12 January 2010 at 13:48 |
    So my friend who I didn't even know reads the blogs posted this article on facebook...fist pumping is the new thing. Oh and she loves the article by the way. :)
  • Alissa Anderson

    Alissa Anderson

    13 January 2010 at 12:16 |
    Blenda! I'm glad you like that sign. We thought it was a clever way to bring the boys into it (most of our hockey players are Canadian, eh?).
  • Shannon Patrick

    Shannon Patrick

    17 January 2010 at 10:13 |
    Very cute sign! Sounds like this event is going to be pretty awesome!

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