By Jack Vebber
Student volunteers set up a table on the north side of the Quad Tuesday to ask fellow students to exchange their old Chief merchandise for a new T-shirt that read, "Support University Athletics, Not the Chief."
"We want to show students you can support the teams, but you don't necessarily have to support the mascot," said Angie Naquayouma, Native American House program coordinator, who helped the students organize the event. "And I feel like some students maybe think that they're intertwined and can't necessarily separate that."
Below: "Tim Homeier, a sohphomore in LAS, walks past a booth trading Chief shirts for anti-Chief shirts during a shirt exchange near the Illini Union on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. Homeier did not exchange his shirt because, 'it's part of the University's culture.'" (Michael Stein/The Daily Illini)