After eight years, the school has finally hired a mascot, who the student body met at the first pep-rally of the year. The waves of happiness and amazement that rolled off the students prompted the Paw Print to write a piece about our newest den member.
Q: What made you want to leave your wild habitat to come to MLA and work as our mascot?
A: Well, uh, the wild just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I felt like I needed something new… something fresh that I could really sink my teeth into.
Q: You met our students at the first pep-rally. What did you think of them?
A: I really felt like I was one with the students. I felt the vibes of energy just coming off of them and I had to remind myself that they’re students… not dinner.
Q: What do you think of our principal Mr. Rovirosa?
A: He seems like a cool dude, but I feel like we’re going to have a tug-of-war because of authority issues. Because he’s the alpha of the school, but so am I.
Q: What’s the best part about living in human society?
A: Well, in my opinion, the cooked food. It really shows how much I was missing out on, in the wild. #smokedsalmon
Q: Where do you currently live?
A: Uh, since most people would be too freaked out to live next door to a bear, I currently live at Amelia Earhart Park. I just keep it on the down low.
Q: What’s the best part about being our mascot?
Alessandra Ginoris, Social Media Director
A: I feel like I have a family, like I’m not a wild beast… at least not always.
Q: Is there anything you miss about the wild?
A: That’s not a serious question, right?
Q: Do you like the MLA faculty and staff?
A: Yes! They’re the only people that aren’t terrified of me. And that’s a first.
Q: Well, it’s also a first to hire a bear to be the school mascot. Who else does that?
A: Only you guys, only you guys.
Q: What do you think your future holds after MLA?
A: Honestly, I hope I stay at MLA for a long time. This school has already impacted my life so positively and it makes me sad to even think about leaving this place. I’m in it for the long run.