you see a wolf on the Pueblo Magnet High School (of Tucson, AZ) campus,
don't panic, it's just the new mascot.
student body has submitted its votes and the wolf beat out both
the dragon and the puma, which were also vying for the coveted spot.
mascot still needs to go to the site council for approval, said
Pueblo student government teacher Travis Klein.
approved, the costume will be purchased. The color of the wolf
blue, gray or navy and the name it will go by have yet to
Real, a junior at Pueblo, is glad that a decision has been reached.
else has a mascot," said Real, who cast her vote for the wolf.
John Godoy agreed, even though he voted for the puma. "I do like
the idea of a wolf," he said.
students have been without a mascot for more than a decade after
controversy erupted over Wally Warrior, a plump, cartoonish figure.
the mid-1980s, Wally was gone, replaced by a more serious American
Indian man holding a diploma in one hand and surrounded with symbols
of knowledge, including an open textbook and a split atom.
mascot was eliminated in the 1990s after complaints from community
and American Indian groups.
if the new mascot is approved, Pueblo students will continue to
be the Warriors, Klein said.