SAN LORENZO (KPIX 5) — Look closely at the campus and ball fields of San Lorenzo High, and you will see a school with a bit of an identity crisis.

“We just want a mascot,” said San Lorenzo High junior Raul Dominguez.

The school used to go by the nickname “the Rebels,” but in today’s political climate, that became an issue for some. Especially since the old mascot was a Confederate soldier known as “Colonel Reb.”

“In the yearbooks they found, like, confederate flags and stuff. Just like, some racist stuff,” said Sarah Giles, another San Lorenzo High junior.

The school tried changing its mascot to a cartoon frontiersman nicknamed “Rebel Guy” but that was too little, too late.

So over the summer, all mentions of the Rebels were removed from the campus. The baseball uniforms now only say “SLZ.”

slz baseball shirt San Lorenzo High Searches For New Mascot After Ditching Two Names

San Lorenzo High baseball shirt (CBS)

When asked if he missed Colonel Reb, San Lorenzo High baseball player Nio Filimigo replied, “Heck yeah!”

He wasn’t enthused about having ”SLZ” emblazoned on the uniforms either.

”That is…terrible. That’s a terrible name,” bemoaned Filimigo.

The district began surveying people about a new mascot and many seemed pleased with the name “Phoenix,” a mythical bird rising up from the ashes.

School officials were all set to go with that until someone pointed out it is also part of the logo for a white supremacy group.  So now, the district has scrapped that name too, even though it’s already the symbol for the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Suns basketball team and — wait for it — the flag of San Francisco.

“Now I’m getting kind of irritated with it, because of how many times we’re going to be changing it?” asked Giles. “Like, the Phoenix? I don’t know why they gotta change it again. I mean it’s a bird, you know?”

The district is learning how hard it is to keep everybody happy. So for now, the baseball team will have to get by with just its initials.

“I mean, we can make the letters work, but it’s not as exciting as it should be for a high school student,” saud Filimigo.

Comments (2)
  1. In loony commiefornia everyone is so offended by everything that nobody can say anything anymore, just like in North Korea. Isn’t socialism just wonderful? The only thing still missing are the Brownshirts….come to think of it, BLM are a good analogy. If you don’t agree with them, you are an enemy. I wonder when good old fashioned book burnings will begin. It can’t be long now. Dems must eliminate all traces of logical thought and purify the minds of their thoughtless zombie followers. H e i l Pelosi!

  2. It is interesting that losers in a garbage city such as SAN LORENZO have nothing better to do than rename their mascots.
    Why dont they focus on their economy and other real issues rather than this nonsense?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s