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by Ted Williams Head on January 20, 2012

A new high school is opening in Draper, Utah, so they need a new mascot. The school has allowed the student body to pick their new mascot. The options for the new mascot for Corner Canyon high school were Cougars, Falcons, Raptors, and Diamondbacks. Cougars took 23% of the vote, which spurned complaints. The Canyon High School District then overturned the recent student vote, and opted to go with the much safer name of “Chargers” instead.

Superintendent of the Canyons School District David S. Doty wrote a memo to the Board of Education: “We have received numerous e-mail messages and phone calls from parents and patrons in Draper asking us to reconsider the inclusion of ‘Cougars’ as a mascot option. Opposition to the ‘Cougars’ focuses on a concern that the mascot, combined with the school’s blue/white/silver color scheme, will be too similar to Brigham Young University. Many also have commented on the negative double entendre of the word ‘cougar.' “

I guess a prestigious Mormon college can use the name “Cougars,” but it's outlawed at a dopey high school? This decision seems very unfair since this was what the voters wanted. With that being said, maybe it's for the best because when the first female teacher f*cks one of her students, it won't look good if the school's mascot is a cougar.

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