Students of the '60s and '70s established new traditions--or pranks--with the popular Volkswagen Beetle, such as placing it on stairs or hiding friends' Beetles in trucks (above).
We want to hear your stories
If you have photographic proof that a Volkswagen Beetle was reassembled inside of Old Main or are in possession of photos of other pranks or traditions, please e-mail a high-resolution image, along with the accompanying story, to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we recognize that the traditions mentioned in this article are only a sampling from Messiah's rich history. We will post selected additional stories of Messiah College traditions and rituals from readers on the magazine's website.