University of Redlands: Och Tamale

Back in 1906 there was a big earthquake in San Francisco. It caused enough damage that those in charge of California College in SF decided to pack up shop and start another school down south, in Southern California.

They set their sights on the orange groves of Redlands.
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Today the school is still somewhat small, less than 5,000 students overall, and it is for the most part focused on a liberal arts education.

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They are the bulldogs. They also have a bulldog. A real one. He lives on campus and students can take him for walks. And they do.
They also have a school song unlike any other… and they sing it.

Och Tamale

Gazolly Gazump

Deyump Deyatty Yahoo

Ink Damink

Deyatty Gazink

Deyump Deray Yahoo

Wing Wang

Tricky Trackey

Poo Foo

Joozy Woozy

Skizzle Wazzle

Wang Tang

Orky Porky Dominorky

Redlands!

Rah rah Redlands!

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The song is the result of an imaginative undergrad back in the 20’s. The school does not lack imagination.
Part of that imagination included starting a business school for people who already have jobs, which all sorts of schools have now, but they started it way back before the internet existed. It isn’t just a business school for grown ups, it is also a business school that focuses on critical thinking… cuz they are a liberal arts school… thats what they do.

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Rah Rah Redlands!

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4 responses to “University of Redlands: Och Tamale

  1. Oh, my, goodness…. We’ve lost him….

  2. Uglyblackjohn

    Find anywhere cool to hang out on State Street or the surrounding area?
    Checked out the museums or galleries in the Mission District in Riverside?

  3. Trista Barton

    That is my hometown and alumni.

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