East High School, Home of the Orientals

by Guest Contributor Angry Asian Man, originally published at Angry Asian Man

When I first saw this, I thought it had it be a joke… but it’s true. The actual mascot of East High School in Rochester, New York is the Orientals. Not the Tigers, or the Mustangs, or the Wildcats. The Orientals. So, say, during football season, or basketball season, opposing teams play against the East Orientals. You can even get your East Orientals apparel here. However, East’s mascot is an eagle. What?

Some Googling reveals that there’s another East High School in Akron, Ohio — also known as the home of the Orientals. I’m not making this up! Believe it or not, their mascot is Chang the Dragon. Seriously. To top it all off, the school’s website is wonderfully adorned with our favorite faux Asian font. They’ve apparently been the Orientals for many, many years… and everybody’s cool with it. I love America.