School announces new mascot


Luke Tillery, Staff Writer

St. Pius X has decided that it’s time to revamp our school mascot. For more than 60 years we’ve been the Golden Lions, but out with the old and in with the new. 

“It’s been too played out,” President Mr. Aaron Parr said. “Lion Leaders and their cubs, the Jungle, the Roar Store, I mean it’s a little predictable by now.”

So, what’s the new mascot? Silver Tigers? Catholic Crusaders? Swamp Rabbits? Nope. The War Eagles.

The school made the decision to use a mascot change as a way to unite with Marist and put an end to our rivalry.

“It’s a great look for our school. There will be no sort of tension or rivalry between us anymore, plus we can all get new merchandise with new logos and such,” Dean of Academics Mr. Jason Eaglen said. 

“The word Catholic means ‘universal’ so it’s time we end the division and unite, just as Jesus calls us to do,” Director of Campus Ministry Ms. Susan Baker said. 

The new mascot will be officially introduced next school year, and Principal Dr. Edye Simpson is thrilled.

“I mean, I couldn’t be any happier. The war eagle colors are going to be 100 times easier to style with my outfits, unlike the boring gold of the Golden Lions.”

A small group of students were part of a focus group to give feedback on possible mascot changes. They were hesitant at first but eventually embraced the new idea.

“I mean honestly, it’s all up to the school on what’s best for us. Overall, I think it’s dope,” sophomore John Benjamson said.

Sophomore James Soha agreed.

“Dude, nothing beats this,” he said. “I am all about peace and saving the world, therefore this is going to be great to see the end in rivalry between us and Marist.”

The St. Pius administration is excited for this new direction. Go War Eagles!