Sassy

Squirrel

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Sassy's Bio

How goes it, Illini and friends? I’m Sassy, short for Sassafras, and I’m Illinois’ biggest fan!

As a descendant of the original squirrels introduced to campus back in 1901, I’ve called Champaign-Urbana home my whole life. I know every nook and cranny of Campustown, from the top of the Altgeld Bell Tower to the steam tunnels running below the Quad. I'd like to think I'm the most well-known furry face around here, but don't confuse me for a mascot or anything. I'm not lucky; I'm just me!

Most days I prefer climbing trees (the best views of campus don’t come from the ground, you know), but you might spot me scampering about when potential and new students drop by to check out all Illinois has to offer. I love welcoming people to my home, so don’t be afraid to say hi. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t bite—but I do heart pictures!

I also heart Illinois. Why, you ask? Well, there’s the whole something’s always happening here bit. And then there’s the food. Most of my friends are old-fashioned, preferring fallen acorns and stolen Pop-Tarts, but I’m more of a Cracked Food Truck and Cookie Jar kind of girl.

Probably the biggest reason, though, is the way Illinois makes you more you-ier, if you know what I mean. And if you don’t, I think it’s time you find out. How? By reading my blog, of course!

Squirreling out,
Sassy

Sassy's Posts

Faces of Illinois: Meet Amy!

October 21, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Study Abroad

Faces of Illinois: Meet Michelle!

October 14, 2016

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Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Jesus!

October 3, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

Faces of Illinois: Meet Debby!

September 12, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Mayra!

September 2, 2016

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Admission Requirements, Application, Champaign-Urbana

Faces of Illinois: Meet Zoe!

August 18, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation

Faces of Illinois: Meet Samantha!

August 8, 2016

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life, Recreation, Resources

Faces of Illinois: Meet Casey!

July 18, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Jazmyne!

July 12, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Kaci!

July 6, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Danny!

June 28, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Kristin!

June 21, 2016

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Campus Visits, Campustown, Career Plans, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

10 Reasons to Read Our Blog!

June 13, 2016

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Campus Visits, Everyday Life, Resources

An Illini Spring Break

March 17, 2016

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Campustown, Everyday Life, Housing, Recreation, Student Organizations, Study Abroad

Faces of Illinois: Admissions Decisions Advice

February 4, 2016

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Application

Faces of Illinois: Meet Tania!

December 1, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Thankful Illini

November 24, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Amber L.!

November 17, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Our Altgeld Chimesmaster!

November 10, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life

Faces of Illinois: Meet Tony!

November 3, 2015

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Campustown, Champaign-Urbana, Everyday Life