The new freshman class has performed its duty and white washed the "A" on "A" Mountain. The letter will stay white until ASU's first football game in Sun Devil Stadium this Thursday, when it will change back into its traditional gold.

It began in the 1930s as part of Orientation and continues to this day as an annual tradition where the freshman class hikes "A" Mountain and whitewashes the coveted letter white during Welcome Week, indicating the commencement of another year at Arizona State University.

This is a short time lapse of the morning long event.

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