High Tech with a Human Touch
Florida Tech Students Show Their Stuff
In March 1974, Florida Tech students decided to organize the largest mass "streak" in history. More than 500 Florida Tech "panthers" gathered at the Crawford Building and raced across campus to the Dorm Quad. Local officials, including the chief of police and at least one county commissioner, were present (clothed). Several of the panther streakers added high-tech modifications. There was even a unit of naked stilt streakers. Envious students at FSU and other college campuses followed the lead. Back in Melbourne, the local police changed their policy of "don't look, don't tell" and posted photographs of 75 panthers at the local police station. In a piece of masterful police work, the police chief invited the parents of Florida Tech students to come and identify their children. There is no record of any parent showing up.