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Reports: Concerns for women force out school's "Cougar" mascot
January 20, 2012 (WPVI) -- A school in Utah is overriding a student vote for the Cougar mascot, because they fear what it says about women.
The Corner Canyon High School allowed a student vote, and the mascot "Cougar" won over other choices like the Falcons, Raptors and Diamondbacks. The "Cougars" won the vote.
However, school officials have overridden the decision and are going with the "Chargers" instead, according to the school's website, saying that it has good "alliteration" and will "unify the community."
Because, according to some reports Mary Bailey, the prinicipal, said the term carries an ugly connotation that is disrespectful to women, and some parents complained about it.
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