The latest story making the rounds is about Corner Canyon High, a new school opening in Draper, spiking the student mascot selection of "Cougars." At least part of the reasoning behind the decision is the concern that the term "Cougar" is offensive to middle-aged women.
For those not particularly versed in the slang, "Cougar" sometimes refers to an assertive, attractive middle-aged woman who dates younger men.
The alleged controversy is suprising to at least one of the Utah high schools who already uses the mascot. Kearns football coach and athletic director Bill Cosper was a little bewildered by the news.