Southwestern College students, faculty, and staff continued a more than 100-year tradition on Friday with the annual painting of the SC rocks on the hill east of Jantz Stadium. The event, “Keeping the Spirit,” was an opportunity for first year Moundbuilders to experience one of Southwestern’s many rich traditions. The tradition began in 1918 when first-year men were charged with painting the “S” north of town while female students prepared a picnic. Southwestern students became frustrated as students from a rival school would come to Winfield and change the letter from an “S” to an “F.” So the college added the letter C and in 1965 The “SC” was moved into town, to its current site. The tradition had faded away, but was brought back to life in 2016 and has remained a staple of the Builderfest activities.