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Niwot High mascot under fire

 
Series: April Fools | Story 7

March 31, 2021

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School and district officials are considering changing the longtime Niwot Cougar mascot due to pressure from an activist group.

Activists from the organization Please Understand Mature Attraction (PUMA) are putting pressure on administrators at Niwot High to change the school's longtime Cougar mascot, a symbol they say is offensive.

"Our culture is not your caricature," President Venus Hunter (56) of PUMA said during a protest held in Cottonwood Quadrangle. "We are real people, with real emotions, and don't like to see...



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