December 22, 2021 12:45PM
I'm confused. I'm not understanding why there's a need to change the school's name or mascot. I do understand why actions have been taken by schools, communities, cities and various bodies of government to remove/change names, mascots, statues, plaques, etc when/if it symbolizes hate or it incites attitudes and behavior that belittles, disrespects, and demoralizes a group of people. But I'm not seeing that's the case in a school with the name Wichita Falls High School and the mascot is The Coyotes. I'm not seeing that any insensitivities towards a group of people. What am I missing? If they just want to change it for changes sake... that's just plain wrong. Kind of how I feel about the Rams uniforms Ok, I just digressed... I'm just not seeing any valid reason to change the name or the mascot.

I graduated from high school and went to college in Wichita, Kansas. One of the public high schools was South High. It was built in 1959 and the school teams were called The Colonels. Dixie was played at all their games as the fight song and there were Confederate flags everywhere all the time to let people know they were "the South". Needless to say, there were factions of students who felt it was their duty make Robert E. Lee proud and there was constant friction, fighting, and racial tensions until the early 70's when the Wichita School Board requested that the school change their mascot. Not everyone liked the idea of changing the name, but the school board held fast and they had the support of most parents, students, and the community. The students chose the name Titans and that's been the name ever since.




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  What the hell is wrong with people these days?

sstrams402December 22, 2021 10:08AM

  TOTALLY get your vent. I don't know what is worse....

Ramgator96December 22, 2021 10:22AM

  One of the schools I contacted for help..

sstrams88December 22, 2021 12:10PM

  Why are they changing the name from Coyote ?.....nm

IowaRam90December 22, 2021 12:38PM

  Not really sure...

sstrams79December 22, 2021 12:46PM

  This coming from the students ?

IowaRam92December 22, 2021 01:12PM

  Fromm what I've seen, its ONLY coming from..

sstrams84December 22, 2021 01:19PM

  Re: What the hell is wrong with people these days?

MamaRAMa176December 22, 2021 12:45PM

  Yeah, we're confused, as well..

sstrams109December 22, 2021 01:27PM

  just a guess, but......

21Dog121December 22, 2021 01:58PM

  Nice thought, but no...

sstrams90December 22, 2021 02:12PM

  Here's a pic of the building I really like Attachments

sstrams100December 22, 2021 01:40PM

  Re: Here's a pic of the building I really like

MamaRAMa126December 22, 2021 02:47PM

  I totally agree..

sstrams91December 22, 2021 02:53PM

  A REAL School! What is up with TODAY'S School construction.

Ramgator111December 23, 2021 01:15PM

  Re: A REAL School! What is up with TODAY'S School construction.

waterfield80December 31, 2021 01:04PM

  A friends sent me comparison info..

sstrams80December 31, 2021 01:08PM

  It's ALLLLLLLLLLLLL lies n ABSOLUTE BULLLLLLLPOOP!!!

Ramgator87January 03, 2022 03:13PM

  We have a major lotto too..

sstrams60January 03, 2022 03:16PM

  It's a FARCE!

Ramgator68January 03, 2022 03:22PM

  You been drinking Gator? lol

sstrams62January 03, 2022 03:34PM

  LOL No. That topics just gets me going.

Ramgator88January 04, 2022 11:22AM

  Well, you SHOULD have been drinking...

sstrams67January 04, 2022 12:52PM

  LOL NO DOUBT! BUUUUUUT....

Ramgator63January 04, 2022 01:19PM

  Vodka/cranberries...?

sstrams64January 04, 2022 01:21PM

  That and.....

Ramgator63January 05, 2022 09:03AM

  I'm glad I don't live in Florida....nm

IowaRam146December 31, 2021 01:08PM

  Florida has become an EFFING JOKE!!!

Ramgator84January 03, 2022 03:21PM

  I broke down.. Attachments

sstrams96December 23, 2021 01:24PM

  This situation is insane....

JamesJM87December 23, 2021 01:43PM

  Trying, man...

sstrams125December 23, 2021 01:52PM

  Call me Mr. Confused

waterfield97December 31, 2021 01:11PM

  Re: Call me Mr. Confused

sstrams72December 31, 2021 01:53PM

  Re: Call me Mr. Confused

waterfield72January 01, 2022 09:25PM

  Re: Call me Mr. Confused

sstrams80January 02, 2022 06:43AM

  have to talked to any of the currant students

IowaRam136December 23, 2021 03:09PM

  Will never give up...

sstrams181December 23, 2021 03:35PM

  History wise , we're probably not that far off Attachments

IowaRam99December 23, 2021 05:10PM

  Was that photo taken in July???? LOL

Ramgator110December 24, 2021 04:19AM

  The other guy..

sstrams144December 24, 2021 09:35AM

  Now you've done it....

JamesJM111December 24, 2021 10:54AM

  Was a great meeting.. Attachments

sstrams168December 24, 2021 12:01PM

  I actually heard back from Tommy Kramer..

sstrams138December 25, 2021 05:24AM

  Re: I actually heard back from Tommy Kramer..

IowaRam91December 25, 2021 07:17AM

  Yeah, the holy grail..

sstrams92December 25, 2021 07:42AM

  We have digital billboards now... Attachments

sstrams136December 27, 2021 05:37PM

  Wow, get after it Steve!

JamesJM73December 27, 2021 06:48PM

  Yes we do, Jimmy...

sstrams105December 28, 2021 05:21AM

  Re: We have digital billboards now...

MamaRAMa118December 27, 2021 08:21PM

  We'll see, Mama..

sstrams91December 28, 2021 05:22AM

  I love it

21Dog97December 28, 2021 04:53AM

  You can count on it, 21..

sstrams184December 28, 2021 05:25AM

  Can anyone sign the petition.?

IowaRam72December 28, 2021 08:05AM

  Anyone can sign..

sstrams175December 28, 2021 08:48AM

  Well then post the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

JamesJM137December 28, 2021 09:02AM

  Link to sign the petition..

sstrams96December 28, 2021 09:11AM

  I just cleaned up the Spider..

sstrams104December 28, 2021 09:30AM

  Did the TV interview today...

sstrams114December 29, 2021 04:43PM

  Yard signs are going out! Attachments

sstrams124December 30, 2021 11:57AM

  Re: Yard signs are going out!

IowaRam126December 30, 2021 01:13PM

  No! its not..

sstrams192December 30, 2021 03:46PM

  Nice lady helped me jump start my car today

ferragamo79105December 30, 2021 07:00PM

  Cool! you might think about..

sstrams118December 31, 2021 04:26AM

  my wife said the same thing

ferragamo79130December 31, 2021 07:23AM

  Its not the same model, but is similar...

sstrams111December 31, 2021 08:38AM

  Thanks I'll take a look

ferragamo79139December 31, 2021 09:02AM

  Yeah, I think I got two for $125..

sstrams102December 31, 2021 09:25AM

  We carry something similar in all our vehicles

IowaRam142December 31, 2021 10:42AM

  Is "Coyote" is derogatory term nowadays??

NewMexicoRam145December 31, 2021 06:18PM

  No, not the way our Coyote is pronounced..

sstrams82December 31, 2021 08:55PM

  Re: Is "Coyote" is derogatory term nowadays??

waterfield140January 01, 2022 09:30PM

  Well, that's OUR question...

sstrams165January 02, 2022 07:33AM

  I think we are making a difference..

sstrams100January 03, 2022 03:36PM

  My question

IowaRam132January 03, 2022 04:14PM

  Well, that IS a point I want to make..

sstrams108January 03, 2022 04:57PM

  We are radically changing our battle plan...

sstrams79January 08, 2022 07:02AM

  there are other high schools involved in this as well ?

IowaRam67January 08, 2022 10:14AM

  Well, there's currently..

sstrams75January 08, 2022 11:37AM

  sounds like basically went through here Attachments

IowaRam66January 08, 2022 01:05PM

  Sounds about right...

sstrams72January 08, 2022 01:32PM

  There might come a day Attachments

IowaRam69January 08, 2022 01:34PM

  That definitely won't happen here..

sstrams67January 08, 2022 01:44PM

  thats kinda what has me puzzled

IowaRam63January 08, 2022 01:55PM

  It actually wasn't advertised very well..

sstrams76January 08, 2022 02:00PM

  Things are heating up...

sstrams67January 14, 2022 10:42AM

  any updates ?

IowaRam62January 14, 2022 10:49AM

  Yeah, just posted an update - the post above this one..

sstrams62January 14, 2022 11:17AM

  Re: Yeah, just posted an update - the post above this one..

MamaRAMa54January 14, 2022 11:20AM

  Yeah.. its shocking...

sstrams96January 14, 2022 11:25AM

  Last night's school board meeting..

sstrams70January 19, 2022 01:17PM

  Re: Last night's school board meeting..

MamaRAMa66January 19, 2022 02:13PM

  MAMA!

sstrams59January 19, 2022 04:38PM

  So what happens next ?

IowaRam79January 19, 2022 04:49PM

  The local paper did the math..

sstrams63January 19, 2022 05:16PM