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BYU's mascot, Cougars, apparently too offensive for new Draper high school, Corner Canyon High

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Some people in Utah's Canyons School District apparently believe BYU's mascot is offensive to middle-aged women.

As reported in this story by the state's Fox-TV affiliate, Ch. 13, the Canyons' board rejected the mascot "Cougars" for the new high school in Draper that will be known as Corner Canyon High School. The new school will draw students that currently attend Alta High and will open in 2013.

They will call themselves the Corner Canyon Chargers.

Apparently, prospective students were polled and the majority chose Cougars, but the board went in a different direction. According to this news release on the district's website, Diamondbacks, Falcons and Raptors were also mascot candidates. The release does not acknowledge that the students wanted to be the Cougars.

So Chargers it is. They say a Charger is a war horse (not a lightning bolt, San Diego football fans).

By the way, Kearns High, Union High (Roosevelt) and Monument Valley High are among the high schools in Utah which use the Cougars mascot.

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