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1896 students

The first University yell, written in 1894, was created by students who shared a $5 prize.

What were the words to it?

Answer: Rah! Hoo-rah! Zip, boom, ah! Hip-zoo! Razoo! Jimmy, blow your bazoo! Ipzidyiki, U of I! Champaign!

Image of students from class of 1896 courtesy of Illio 1895/1896.

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