Students speak out against new symbol

Published 01/18 2013 09:54PM

Updated 01/21 2013 11:01AM

URBANA -- Students at UI say their school is missing spirit. So they are holding a contest to pick a new symbol. It's through a group called Campus Spirit Revival. Students will vote on which entry they like best and the winner will get a $200 prize along with a chance to make UI history.

Some people can't stand the thought of replacing Chief Illiniwek. Critics started a petition to stop the initiative. 

Campus Spirit Revival didn't return our calls. A university representative says the initiative is independent from the school and the administration would consider the ideas if the Illinois family thought they were feasible.

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