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Her Hilltop High: Pink, Pea Green, Azure...Then Finally Orange

The first episode of Her Hilltop High starts at the very beginning of Syracuse University in 1870. We'll look at many beginnings: The first building on campus, the first football game, and the first times the chimes rang from Crouse College.

We also find out how Syracuse University went from establishing its first colors as pink and pea green, changing that to rose and azure, and finally settling on today's beloved orange.

Her Hilltop High is a look at the 150 year history of Syracuse University ahead of its Sesquicentennial in March 2020. 

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.