Rapid Fire: If the UConn mascot was not a husky, what would it be?

Students celebrate Jonathan the Husky’s fifth birthday on the Student Union terrace on October 4, 2018. Photo by Hanaisha Lewis/The Daily Campus.

In the Opinion section, we usually try to work through our convictions thoroughly and completely. It’s important that our arguments are strong, decisive and well-founded. But sometimes, we don’t need a deeper reason to believe in something. Rapid Fire is for those beliefs that can be explained in just a sentence or two. No more explanation needed.  

Writers came out this week to answer the hot question: If the UConn mascot was not a husky, what would it be? Here’s what they had to say: 

Harry, Opinion Editor: The UConn Swing Trees, because we need a memorial to UConn’s most magical (and sadly, deceased) location. 

Harrison, Associate Opinion Editor: It would be a cow – given the animal’s significance to UConn’s ice-cream industry and culture. 

Katherine, Opinion Contributor: Polar bear because it’s so freaking cold in Storrs. 

Aastha, Opinion Contributor: It would be a llama because they are very social pack animals that also happen to be kind. In a way they are very similar to huskies and seem to exude the same energy as UConn students.  

Anika, Weekly Columnist: Maybe a squirrel or something. UConn squirrels are different from the other squirrels I’ve seen — they’re fearless. 

Veronica, Staff Columnist: Woodchucks! They’re always popping up all over campus, just like UConn students. Which begs the question: How much wood would a student chuck if a student could chuck wood? 

Sharon, Weekly Columnist: An ant, because they already have those giant (and strange) ant sculptures on the sides of buildings. Although if it was an ant, I don’t think we could still use the name Jonathan because Jonathan doesn’t really seem like a fitting name for an ant.  

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