At annual pre-Big Game 'Bearial,' Oski given last rites

L.A. Cicero Bearial
L.A. Cicero Bearial effigy

Members of the Stanford Band led the annual “Bearial of the Cal Bear” processional, which culminates with the impalement of an effigy of Oski, the UC-Berkeley mascot, on the Claw fountain (officially White Memorial Fountain) in White Plaza. The annual ritual is staged in the days leading up to the Big Game between Stanford and Cal. This year’s game is Saturday at Berkeley.