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Georgia tech buzz

Georgia tech buzz

Georgia tech buzz

What makes a buzz in Georgia Tech circles, and how do you handle the digital-media crush? At the recent Atlanta Startup Accelerator, we asked entrepreneurs what they liked, didn’t like, and wished they knew more about to handle the onslaught of content. In the next article in this series, we get some insights from their answers.The term Yellow Jacket or Yellowjacket has been used to refer to students and the various sports teams as early as the 1890s. Fans of Georgia Tech would often wear yellow jackets to sporting events in support of the early Georgia Tech teams. The early football teams, lacking gold fabric for jerseys, wore yellow jerseys. John Heisman told the Atlanta Constitution that he wanted his teams to be referred to as the Yellow Jackets in October 1905. In November 1906, the Atlanta Journal portrayed a University of Georgia football player being attacked by a yellowjacket with the words "Somebody's about to get stung" as the caption.

Buzz

Buzz is the current official mascot of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Buzz is usually represented as a stylized yellowjacket with yellow-and-black fur, white wings, a yellow head, and antennae. Buzz is almost never drawn with six legs, but rather with arms, legs, hands (in white gloves) and feet (in black Converse high tops), like a human. Invented in 1972 and restyled in 1979, Buzz reflects the tradition of referring to Georgia Tech students as "Yellow Jackets." Buzz is also one of Georgia Tech's emblems and trademarks, one that they defended in a 1998 legal conflict with the Salt Lake Buzz. The Yellow Jacket nickname and mascot are two of the most beloved trademarks of Georgia Tech athletic teams, but many conflicting accounts exist as to the origins of the Yellow Jacket. One thing that is clear, however, is that the nickname did not grow out of the familiar six-legged insect, but instead that the insect mascot, known as “Buzz” grew out of the nickname.

Due to the time demands on our students, we may not be able to fulfill every request. Please understand that Georgia Tech sporting events take priority. Appearance times cannot overlap. You will receive a confirmation approximately 1-2 weeks prior to your event if Buzz is availThank you for your interest in booking Buzz for your event! Please submit requests by clicking on the “Submit a Buzz Appearance Request” button above. Please submit all request a minimum of four weeks prior to the requested appearance date. Buzz will need a private place to change into his costume before and after the event. The location will also need to be a secure place where Buzz can leave his personal belongings during the appearance.Kyle Hosford’s near-disaster story about being Buzz happened at a welcome reception for grad students on Tech Green at the heart of Georgia Tech’s campus. A student with an interest in some hands-on entomology wrapped up Hosford (suited up as the famed Yellow Jackets mascot) in a one-armed bear hug, as he recalled. Hosford tapped him, trying to surrender. (Source: www.ajc.com)

 

 

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