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Mascot Criteria & Graphical Summary

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ANTLERS TO ANTLERS From History to the Future Lord Dartmouth's Antlered Coat of Arms
Antlers
Reindeer Centerfolds
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Reindeer / Caribou at the Combines
Reindeer vs Moose -- Winner Is Reindeer / Caribou
Reindeer & Dartmouth Past & Present Academics EXCELLENT NEWS
Reindeer & Dartmouth Winter Carnival
Reindeer On Mainstreet Mean Refined Antlers & A New Hanover Chic
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Reindeer @ Dartmouth Rudolph Is Separate
Reindeer & Secular Santa Not Religion
Dartmouth & Indians
Dartmouth's Official Unofficial Snivelling
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THE INFORMATION TO BE IN THIS TABLE IS ALREADY IN THE TEXT.

SCALE = 1-->10 WITH 10 BEING THE HIGHEST

MASCOT / SYMBOL
GENDER
NEUTRAL
APPROPRIATE
COLLEGE FIT

EASE OF
IMPLEMENTATION

GRAPHICAL
REPRESENTATION

SERIOUS
COLLEGE STUDY

CAMPUS COMMUNITY
CULTURE

FUN USING
MASCOT

GIFT OR
FUNDRAISING

REINDEER
CARIBOU

YES

YES
 
* Current  Rangifer Study
* Native American Related
* Baker Collection
* Northern Animal
* Domesticated

YES
 
* Reindeer have impressive antlers, coats and colors
* Graphically easy to impliment... plus no other reindeer mascots are known
* Great symbol of individual & team strength
* Domestication of animal allows for live mascot on tether or fenced
* Folklore abounds around this vital animal

YES
 
* The antlers on male & female allow uniform design continuity
* Antlers on helmets, enclosing the Dartmouth Emblem, as font design
* Northern clime fashion provide warm-ups and casual wear.

YES
 
* People
* Animals
* Economy
* Enivornment
* Ecology
* Govt Regs

VERY
 
* Unique Mascot
* Domestic Animal
* Town & Country Style / Fashion
 
 

YES
 
* Reindeer provide hands on opportunities.
* Live mascot... winter rides...nearby herding
* Tremendous opportunity for city students to experience large animal care
* Tie-in programs with Ivy Vet School - Cornell & Penn

YES
 
* Antlers and lore around the reindeer provide great premiums.

MOOSE

NO
 
Impressive
Spatulated Antlers
Are Only On
MALES

SOMEWHAT
 
* Little Human
Dependency
*Little Economy
* Northern Animal

IMPOSSIBLE
 
* Just who will explain to FEMALE alums & students that after 30 YEARS of thought, The College has decided on an all MALE symbol?
(SEE COMPLETE NOTE BELOW)
   

SADLY
 
* "THE MOOSE DOESN'T FIT... SO WE ALL MUST QUIT" attempting to believe that it is a proper mascot / symbol / culture for Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Community.

 

50% APPEAL
 
*  Why appeal to guys only?

ANTLERS

YES
 
* Reindeer & Caribou make it so

YES
 
*An antlered animal seems preferred by students.
*Antlers provide latitude in representation and geography.
   

YES
 
* Cell-Tissue Regeneration
* Bio/MedSch Research
 

     

 Full Note
EASE OF IMPLEMENTATION
 
Just who will be the person to explain to all the FEMALE alums and students that after 30 YEAR of deliberation, The College decided on a MALE symbol?  The College administration.  No!  They're  intelligent.
 
SADLY... THE MOOSE DOESN'T FIT... SO WE ALL MUST QUIT attempting to believe that it is a proper mascot / symbol / culture for Dartmouth College.
 
Magnificent as the mighty moose is, it's "downfall" is its own splendor which so dramatically differentiates males from females.  So, it would be "retarded" from the start to attempt selling The Big Greenwinkle! 
 
Who knows...perhaps Mother Nature doesn't always Rule the Roost. Father Nature seems to get his way in Moose, Lion, Peacocks, Mallards, Cardnals and bunch of other animals that have historically been used for college mascots.
 
Makes one envy luck of the gender-neutral Princeton Tiger.  Come on, we all know that the TigerStripers were not that  smart to consider gender equality when they first adopted the Tiger.
Still, the Princeton Tiger is gender neutral.