Kicker: Furry Boi

NICK EICHER, HOST: The University of California, Berkeley has a reputation for being a bit … squirrely?

But this is just plain nuts.

Berkeley students have elected classmate Stephen Boyle to their Student Senate.

I should clarify, they elected the character he invented, “Furry Boi,” who made campaign appearances dressed in a squirrel suit.

Now Furry Boi — that B-O-I, by the way — Furry Boi’s early platform was easier access to acorns.

Berkeley students elected him.

One of the losing candidates said, “I think it’s a big community loss … we elected a squirrel.”

Some of Furry Boi’s senate colleagues say it just shows students don’t take student government seriously.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

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