Sharing RIT’s quirks

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The fourth annual FreezeFest in February encouraged students and members of the RIT community to celebrate winter. The festival included a snowboard competition, carriage rides and comedian Joel McHale.

“#OnlyAtRIT do we stream the Puppy Bowl on one monitor and the Super Bowl on another, and then discuss the technologies behind each.”

“Just experienced 15 whole seconds of sunlight. I feel spoiled. #OnlyatRIT”

These are the sentiments being shared by members of the RIT community on the social network website Twitter, where users post their thoughts in the form of “tweets.” The tweets are connected to a Twitter account, named Only at RIT, by labeling them with #OnlyAtRIT or @OnlyAtRIT.

The Only at RIT account is a place for members of the RIT community to share experiences, photos and humorous anecdotes that they feel can only be found at RIT. A second-year student started it after she saw similar Twitter accounts for area universities.

“I often hear stereotypes about how weird and nerdy RIT can be, and I will be the first to admit they are true, but I choose to embrace it as something to unify us and something to laugh at,” says the student, who wishes to remain anonymous to keep the focus on the humor.