Ithaca College is soliciting suggestions for a new mascot. The longtime nickname, Bombers, will remain, but the college is looking for a physical representation — just not an actual bomber, or anything else war-related.
In fact, the mascot can take the form of a vegetable, animal, mineral, human or mythical creature. As long as it can be translated into a costume, is gender-neutral and is not a literal interpretation of “bombers,” it will be considered.”
I actually laughed out loud when I read this. Thankfully, nobody at Cornell has motioned to make a gender-neutral, vegetable-based bear mascot — yet. We’ll be shaking in our boots when we play that vegetable-based bomber, though!