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As the slug rises: Once subversive, UCSC's beloved mascot turns 25

Sammy the Slug

For the banana slug's earliest fans, rallying behind the mollusk was a mischievous gesture, a thumb in the eye of the status quo. These days, 25 years after it became the campus's official mascot, the slug could not be more accepted and beloved. View our multimedia birthday celebration!

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