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Stephanie Steinberg, “Even bizarre college clubs get students more engaged” • Mon Aug 23 2010

Our fame continues to grow! The Squirrel Club is featured in notextile. USA Today in an article about “bizarre college clubs.” We’re at the top of the list, and a photo by Jason Colman, Duke of the Squirrel Club, precedes the title of the article.

The main purpose is to “spread a bit of squirrely cheer to everyone,” says club president Peter Feng. To put it simply, members spend their Sunday afternoons feeding peanuts to the hundreds of fat squirrels that roam U of M’s campus. “Salted peanuts are unhealthy, so we just give them roasted or raw,” Feng says. “I don’t think the squirrels mind what they get.”