Sports Editors: “Yeobie” for Albino Squirrel Mascot

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Sports Editors: “Yeobie” for Albino Squirrel Mascot

After weeks of public discourse and polls, six names have been proposed for Oberlin’s new albino squirrel mascot: Stevie, Albie, Finney, Yeobie, Apollo, and Macademia. While there is virtue in all of the potential names — especially “Macademia” which, if it weren’t for the already-confusing spelling of Macadamia, many could see as a play on the word “academia” and the strand of nut that is typically consumed by squirrels — the Review’s Sports section would like to publicly endorse the name “Yeobie.” We believe that it represents a bridge between the two sides of campus, those that identify with “Yeo” — typically athletes, hence the “Go, yeo” athletics cheer — and those non-athletes who identify as “Obies.” We think that this unique unification could be something that all students can rally behind.

After weeks of public discourse and polls, six names have been proposed for Oberlin’s new albino squirrel mascot: Stevie, Albie, Finney, Yeobie, Apollo, and Macademia. While there is virtue in all of the potential names — especially “Macademia” which, if it weren’t for the already-confusing spelling of Macadamia, many could see as a play on the word “academia” and the strand of nut that is typically consumed by squirrels — the Review’s Sports section would like to publicly endorse the name “Yeobie.” We believe that it represents a bridge between the two sides of campus, those that identify with “Yeo” — typically athletes, hence the “Go, yeo” athletics cheer — and those non-athletes who identify as “Obies.” We think that this unique unification could be something that all students can rally behind.

Photo Courtesy of OC Athletics

After weeks of public discourse and polls, six names have been proposed for Oberlin’s new albino squirrel mascot: Stevie, Albie, Finney, Yeobie, Apollo, and Macademia. While there is virtue in all of the potential names — especially “Macademia” which, if it weren’t for the already-confusing spelling of Macadamia, many could see as a play on the word “academia” and the strand of nut that is typically consumed by squirrels — the Review’s Sports section would like to publicly endorse the name “Yeobie.” We believe that it represents a bridge between the two sides of campus, those that identify with “Yeo” — typically athletes, hence the “Go, yeo” athletics cheer — and those non-athletes who identify as “Obies.” We think that this unique unification could be something that all students can rally behind.

Photo Courtesy of OC Athletics

Photo Courtesy of OC Athletics

After weeks of public discourse and polls, six names have been proposed for Oberlin’s new albino squirrel mascot: Stevie, Albie, Finney, Yeobie, Apollo, and Macademia. While there is virtue in all of the potential names — especially “Macademia” which, if it weren’t for the already-confusing spelling of Macadamia, many could see as a play on the word “academia” and the strand of nut that is typically consumed by squirrels — the Review’s Sports section would like to publicly endorse the name “Yeobie.” We believe that it represents a bridge between the two sides of campus, those that identify with “Yeo” — typically athletes, hence the “Go, yeo” athletics cheer — and those non-athletes who identify as “Obies.” We think that this unique unification could be something that all students can rally behind.

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