Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
A student-started petition has suggested ‘hippos’ or ‘riverhorses’ in places of the Colonials, a term they claim is too deeply tied to systemic oppression.
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
The Indians have decided the join many other professional sports teams in the nationwide movement of abandoning offensive branding.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
The College of Holy Cross is just the latest institution to consider changing its mascot to reflect the times, but moves like these are rarely the social justice victory they hope to be.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Despite an NCAA ban and growing accusations of cultural appropriation, Chief Illiniwek lives on at the University of Illinois.
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