A Utah school district has decided against using “Cougars” as a mascot for a new high school in part because of the negative connotation of the word in popular culture. Canyons School District Superintendent David S. Doty said the school needed to choose a mascot and 23% of students voted they wanted it to be the Corner Canyon Cougars. Falcons, Raptors and Diamondbacks were the other choices on the ballot. But that didn’t sit well with parents who called in and complained that “Cougar” was a derogatory word because of how it’s made its way into our vocabulary for older women who like to date younger men. At least three Utah schools, including Brigham Young University, use cougar as a mascot.