Students walking to and from class have probably noticed the presence of yellow ribbons tied to various places on campus.
Put up by the UA College Republicans, the hundreds of yellow ribbons symbolize support for U.S. troops and their families. Unexpectedly, after the ribbons were hung, many were taken down by the following morning. Every time UACR replaced the ribbons, they returned to campus and found them taken down once more. It happened first on April 16. Then again on April 21. And April 24 was the most recent. It is not clear who has been taking down the ribbons on the different occasions, although it may have been Facilities Management employees cleaning up the campus and/or anti-war protesters. Black ribbons have also appeared, apparently to counter the yellow ribbons, symbolizing solidarity to the peace movement and in honor of all casualties ¸ both Iraqi civilian and coalition troops.