Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

Gibby “the rock” finally gets new resting place

Where is Gibby?
One of the most famous rocks in
Carbon County has been missing all
year. The construction has moved
many things around these past months
and one thing that has yet to be returned
is Gibby. This year Gibby has
been sitting up on Durrant Field all
alone, but soon ASCEU plans to give
our beloved rock a new home at the
completion of the construction.
For those who are wondering what
Gibby is, the rock has been on CEU
campus for many years. It is the one
thing on campus that you can paint
any color you want at anytime and not
get into any trouble.

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Where is Gibby?
One of the most famous rocks in
Carbon County has been missing all
year. The construction has moved
many things around these past months
and one thing that has yet to be returned
is Gibby. This year Gibby has
been sitting up on Durrant Field all
alone, but soon ASCEU plans to give
our beloved rock a new home at the
completion of the construction.
For those who are wondering what
Gibby is, the rock has been on CEU
campus for many years. It is the one
thing on campus that you can paint
any color you want at anytime and not
get into any trouble.
Natalie Cutler thought Gibby
could be a little freaky pet. This is
why students need Gibby back, so
that everyone will know what the
rock is all about.
The alumni were upset when
Gibby was taken off the campus, even
just for the construction. Most of the
students and the community will be
glad when the rock is replaced to the
campus. Dan Wood said, “Gibby is
tradition and a major part of community.”
Gibby has always been a way
of bringing the community together.
The painting of Gibby began back
in 1940 when some freshmen guys
brought the red sandstone rock painted
green with a white 41 on it for the first
time. This, as we all know, angered
the sophomores and they challenged
the freshman to a sack race. The sophomores
won and the color of the rock
was then changed to red with a white
40 across it. Since then, the rock has
been painted by many students
You may be thinking where did a
name like Gibby come from? When
Jill Schaugaard was asked what she
thought the rock’s real name was she
said “Gertrude?” When Jessica Jessop
was asked, she replied “Gabriel
Franchesca.” The true name of Gibby
the rock is Gibral Tar. They nicknamed
it Gibby.
There must be more uses for a
rock on campus, right? Soon we will
be able to practice the well-known
tradition called True Eagle. “Gibby
allows students to kiss over the rock
to become a True Eagle,” says Jesse
Holt. For as old as the rock is, it sure
gets a lot of action.
The rock is a fun thing that any
students can enjoy and it allows them
to express themselves in a good way.
Sophomore Kimalee Oveson said,
“Last year someone put my dorm
[phone] number on the rock and my
phone was ringing off the hook; man
I miss Gibby!” You can paint any
number of different crazy things on
the rock and that is why we miss it so
much. We need to get our Gibby
back.
Gibby will now be moved to the
east side of the fountain for the rest of
its life at CEU. If you would like to
write your number, your favorite team,
marriage proposal or any other crazy
message on the rock, feel free, it is a
great way to express your opinion.
Don’t neglect Gibral Tar when we get
our rock back on campus. Express
yourself!

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