The Oberlin Review

New Albino Squirrel Mascot Unveiled

New Albino Squirrel Mascot Unveiled

September 6, 2019

This albino squirrel suit recently debuted as Oberlin’s new mascot. With its beady, red eyes and signature Birkenstocks, the mascot has been described as an embodiment of the Oberlin College community. No longer will the squirrel only be seen printed on school apparel — students can anticipate seeing the creature in the fur at various sporting events and around campus. Jim Ward of Collegiate Branding created the albino squirrel logo back in 2010, revamping a concept originally introduced...

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

March 7, 2014

On New Year’s Day, the Athletics department unleashed a new mascot: a hyper-muscular, blood-thirsty, red-eyed albino squirrel. The furry fellow has slowly made its way onto the apparel and equipment of Oberlin’s various sports teams, including basketball warm-up jerseys, golf balls and men’s lacrosse shirts and helmets. “Everyone was already using it,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics Creg Jantz, referring to the squirrel’s presence in the Admissions Office and around the...

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