WestConn changing the mascot from Colonials to Whales!

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Recently, several students joined together in efforts to change the school’s mascot. We want to leave the outdated term, Colonials, behind as it is representative of ethnic violence, genocide, racism, and white male privilege. 

 “Whales are associated with compassion and solitude, and knowledge of both life and death. They are also associated with unbridled creativity. The exhalation through the blowhole symbolizes the freeing of one's own creative energies. Sound is also a creative force of life.” 

I believe WestConn has a lot of artistic students, and has one of the best performing arts schools in the country. Students also are very involved with creativity! I believe this would be an accurate representation of the qualities that our school possesses. IT ALSO ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE EXTREMELY WELL, “WestConn Whales!!.” It should also be noted that the state animal of Connecticut is the whale. Overall, the whale encompasses much of WestConn’s spirit, culture, and resilience. Join me to change history!!