April 21, 2018  •  10 Comments


There are several curious aspects to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, UNLV, we noticed the first time we walked onto the campus. First of all, it's right under the flight path from the airport, so jetliners, with an occasional military plane, are taking off every five minutes or so all day long. Secondly, it's hard to see the buildings for the trees, which helps to make it a beautiful campus. Third and most curious, besides a few "Go Rebels" posters on light poles, the mascot for UNLV is missing from the portions of the campus we were on. "UNLV" is prominently displayed on most everything down to the soap dispensers in the restrooms, but "Rebels" and their mascot is not to be seen. Contrast that with the University of New Mexico Lobos, where "Lobos" and their mascot of a cartoonish wolf can be seen everywhere on campus. We finally saw the mascot on a commercial building selling "Go Rebel" clothing across the street from UNLV. The mascot, a cowboy of sorts (a mountain man according to the UNLV website), is hard to read and brought up various speculation about what the various parts of the mascot were until we figured out it was a cartoon characterization of a cowboy-like person — we are not quite sure how a mountain man is a rebel, either. James Dean was a rebel, Elvis with his pelvis was rebellious, but a mountain man? You can read the history of the evolution of UNLV's mascot at https://www.unlv.edu/campuslife/mascot-nickname.




Big 'ol jet airliner.


More trees


Cactus in bloom




Celebrating 60 years




USAF jet


Striated mountains


There is a lot of superstructure in the structures.


12 Steps + 18 more on the way to overcoming ignorance.


Great-tailed Grackle drinking from a dripper.


"What are you gawking at? Haven't you seen a Great-tailed Grackle drink before?"


Kitty paw prints in the concrete sidewalk.



More steps


EPA building with Ferris Wheel behind.


Looking west, the campus buildings blend into the buildings on the Strip.


Desert landscaping.


Adobe sculpture



'Stache the Rebel mascot on a store across the street from UNLV.



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Thanks, Julie. I liked seeing those kitty prints. They soften the the look of the concrete.
Hey Tim .. a super collection of images. The kitty prints in the cement are so cute. We have Dan dog prints on our driveway .. won’t forget that day in a hurry :)
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Thanks, Couriers! Grackles are about half the size of a crow.
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Thanks, Harry!
Great shots of the campus. The kitteh paws are the best. Never heard of a Grackle before – looks like a big crow.
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