Choosing the Right College: Our Favorite Mascots
There are many magazines & services that rank colleges and universities by a variety of criteria such as retention rate, academic rigor, alumni giving and price. We could find none, however, that gave any weight to the school’s mascot. We feel that right, or wrong, college mascot could have a profound effect on a student’s self esteem-perhaps signaling the difference between surviving & thriving at school or crashing & burning. Many students are quite happy going to a school represented by Tigers, Bulldogs, Eagles, Knights, Lions and the like. For everyone else, may we suggest:
Rhode Island School of Design (RSID)- Scrotie! Mascot of the Nads. That’s right as in,” Go Nads!”
Scottsdale Community College- Artie the Fighting Artichoke! Original, yes. This edible thistle might not be for everyone.
New College of Florida-[ ] (empty set) Yep. OK. Not sure how this would translate as a stuffed doll.
Amherst- Lord Jeff. Come on!!!!! Sure, their academics are stellar but eeeeewwww. Just thought you should know.
Community College of Spokane- Skitch the Sasquatch. Fun studied here!
Bethel College-Thresher the Threshing stone. Nope. Does not ring my chimes, but it is different and might appeal to stoners.
Wichita State University- WuShock, the smiling anthropomorphic stalk of wheat. I
think I could grow to love him.
Vassar College- The Brewers- The legal drinking age is 21. We can all see the irony here. Gotta love it.