- CSULB ASI/ CSULB ALUMNI/ CSULB STUDENTS/ CSULB FACULTY/ CSULB ATHLETICS
Officially, our school is known as The Beach. Our mascot should reflect that, and what animal fit better for that purpose than a shark? How cool wouldn’t it be for the athletic teams to enter the field to the JAWS theme music? And how degrading wouldn’t it be for the opposing teams to take their free throws to the Baby Shark song? We feel that a shark would be a great mascot because it represents everything our school stands for. We have a globally recognized shark lab, the director of which, Dr. Chris Lowe, has made several TV appearances, including on Shark Week! Sharks are masters of morphology, meaning that they come in all shapes and sizes, just like our student body. They also live in every ocean in the world, just like CSULB houses students from all over the world. They are adaptable, and they’re only capable of swimming forward. They don’t look back, and neither do we!
Because CSULB is commonly known as The Beach, we feel like a shark would be a good representation of our school. We also have a shark lab which is globally recognized. The director of the shark lab, Dr. Chris Lowe, has also made several TV appearances, including an appearance on Shark Week. For the purpose of entertainment, it would be really cool to have the home team enter the field in the Walter Pyramid to the JAWS theme music, and whenever the opposing team are taking free throws, etc. we could play Baby Shark to distract them. It is also easy to make a costume for the shark, and it would look good on school merch. Like our students, a Great White cannot be caged, and this is a good representation of our freedom of speech and freedom of religion, which cannot be silenced or held back.
The shark is one of the top predators of the ocean, which would be beneficial for the reputation of the athletic teams. Sharks are also masters of morphology, meaning that they represent diversity and come in all shapes and sizes. Sharks also live in every ocean in the world, and as a diverse school we are home to students from all parts of the world. They are adaptable, just like our student body, and they are only capable of swimming forward, representing CSULB’s vision for the future. We are moving forward from the recent removal of Prospector Pete, and embracing the future that lies ahead as we work to build a new CSULB. Most sharks never sleep because they constantly have to pump water over their gills, just like our student body never sleep and constantly consume coffee during finals week.
The Shark for Mascot! petition to CSULB ASI/ CSULB ALUMNI/ CSULB STUDENTS/ CSULB FACULTY/ CSULB ATHLETICS was written by Anonymous and is in the category Education at GoPetition.