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we'll WADDLE our way to glory!

i can't remember ever being in a school that didn't have some sort of native american-type mascot.  granted, it's been a long long time since i HAVE been in school, and i'm pretty sure that laws have told us that it's pretty NOT pc to have mascots like The Redskins or Indians.

I recently discovered what the mascot is of my college.  When you think of a mascot, (or, at least, when III do...) you think of a giant, fierce, proud animal.  One that can hold its own in a battle.  The Falcons.  The Lions.  whatever.

so mine is.....  well, to simply put it... i'm a PENGUIN.

....

peng.... guin?

did they...  well, don't get me wrong, i think penguins are fabulous, adorable creatures.  but did they happen to run OUT of other animals? was The Garden Snakes taken by some football team in Indiana?  Was the team name The Abyssinian Short-Haired Donkeys overruled as being too long?  I don't know about YOU, but i personally think that a Donkey could kick a penguin's ass.  (HA!  I MADE A PUN!)

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zon14
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:23 am (UTC)
Hey, one of my mascots from my college days was an oak tree.

Wha...? I don't move and grow ever so slowly?
aubkabob
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
and don't forget that you're 'sleeping' the majority of the time that school is in session ;)
zon14
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Perhaps. But I still managed to ace all my courses. Ahhh, 1990. Still the best year of my life. Isn't that depressing?
dreamrot
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
The last school I went to didn't actually have a mascot since it was a trade school. The community college I went to I believe was represented by a playing card...we were the monarchs (I guess it was better than a butterfly).

And of course in high school, it was a boat...a fricken boat.
coupesetique
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
I think Penguins are awesome mascots. :-)

After this point, you should transfer to TESC and be a geoduck. :-)
onionsniper
Feb. 6th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'm a geoduck. Actually we just unveiled our new mascot at a basketball game last weekend, it's fabulous and covered in glitter. So yeah, I'm a glittery gold and green bivalve.
Could be weirder; UC Santa Cruz' mascot is the banana slug.
coupesetique
Feb. 7th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
I love TESC. For real. That school is an untapped gem of an education. You're getting a top-notch interdisciplinary studies education for state tuition costs. If TESC would have had a solid major for Adult Ed, I would have chosen TESC in a heartbeat.
chappell
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
ex_alariya46
Feb. 6th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Teehee. Our school is the Owls.

Hoo!
white_daisies
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Scottsdale Community College are the Artichokes. Or they used to be.
way2tired
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
I seem to be drawn to schools with big burly males as the mascots. Wonder what that says about me...

Purdue

and

UNC-C Sorry, can't find a better picture..
drjayphd
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
My college used to be the Braves, complete with non-offensive mascot. But nooo, they changed to the Bobcats. Which is kinda weak. High school was the Spartans, which makes more sense than Trojans. I mean, do you want to be named for a city-state known for falling for one of the dumbest tricks in recorded allegedly-history?

The high school I cover at ye olde jorb uses the Indians, too. And they use a head, in profile. But at least they did their research, as I'm told, and it's a historically accurate depiction.

Could be worse. You're not the Banana Slugs.
aubbieincognito
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
A highschool in washington (I want to say Battleground High) mascot is the spud.

My dad lobbied to get the Elementary's school mascot changed to the Tater Tot.


cathedralscream
Feb. 6th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Was the team name The Abyssinian Short-Haired Donkeys overruled as being too long? I don't know about YOU, but i personally think that a Donkey could kick a penguin's ass.

Haha! That was funny! Thanks for giving me a good chuckle. :)...and I agree with you, penguins are cute creatures but don't really inspire awe or a butt kicking aptitude. Although the penguins in that kids movie Madagascar were pretty psychotic.
eternitywaiting
Feb. 6th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
My current mascot: the Tiger. Growl.

We have this school fight song, and it always makes me think of that Frosted Flakes commercial where they're singing a fight song for Tony. Yup.

My high school's mascot was a "warrior" - ie a great big, offensive Native American cartoon character with a crimson red face, feather sticking out of his hair, and a tomahawk. Oh, and you should've heard the music they played at the pep rallies...while they tried to make the entire crowd do the "tomahawk chop." I protested. A lot.

By the way, this entry cracked me the fuck up. :-P
blue_kamehame
Feb. 6th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
isn't camas high the paper makers?? i went to fort vancouver high--the trappers. kinda silly. but my sister goes to uc santa cruz--the banana slugs. :D
grlleastlikely
Feb. 6th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
ha! that's about all i can say.
devaux
Feb. 6th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
My husband's mascot in college was a penguin. I'm pretty sure mine was a rocket. I can't even remember!
everlastinggoo
Feb. 6th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
I've heard of other schools with Penguins as mascots...I <3 penguins..hehe

My high school mascot?? The muskie. Yes, as in the large, ugly fish. Go figure..
kateri_kachina
Feb. 6th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
High School:
Waukegan East Bulldogs

College:
Northern Illinois University Huskies
(not to be confused with the Huskers of Nebraska)
bellerisa
Feb. 7th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
Penguin! LMAO! Love it!
sweet_tiffany82
Feb. 7th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
LMAO
omg penguin
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