I was told by a professor that whoever wins CSULB’s new mascot search, the people behind it won’t be compensated. An ad agency will pick it up to further develop it. Sad, considering all the things the mascot is going to be put on.
What kind of message does that send to the art students? I would never do that. Anyway, I like the sharks, krakens, and stingrays. I know the marine biology department is behind the sharks, considering all the publicity that surrounds The Shark Lab (Animal Planet, The LAist, Spectrum News). And I saw someone mention how sharks can tie in with Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), but if I’m being honest, the school worships him enough.