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Bell of Battle

San Jose State, home of the Spartans! Walking from one class to another last week I discovered what at the time I thought was just a nice sitting area, but something told me there was a story behind it. I did my research only to find that this little sitting area was once called the “ Warning Station”. The reason it was given this name is due to the giant bell smack in the middle, which I found to be known as the Bell of Battle. Spartan warriors would use the bell to alert the fellow students and faculty when ever an enemy was getting near!

This bell had many different uses, for example three rings meant an enemy was approaching, one ring was a simple warming for those younger Spartan children to get home to their families. It really is amazing how our fellow Spartans utilized our campus in comparison to how we currently do.