PNA Article – What’s In A Name?

PNA Article – What’s In A Name?

Complimentary “High School Mascot” Article for PNA Members

The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA), has provided an article on the division surrounding mascots in one Pennsylvania town.  This article is available to our members to publish in print or online at no cost.

In a year of division all over the country, high school football has been at the center of a fight that’s as bitter in these parts as the presidential election — Democrat Joe Biden won 52% of the vote in Bellefonte precincts — or attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic. A petition started in June called on the Bellefonte school board and superintendent to change the district’s mascot from the Red Raiders to something “better.”

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