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"Boxer: The College Spirit" overview of Boxer with a drawing of Boxer

Title

"Boxer: The College Spirit" overview of Boxer with a drawing of Boxer

Description

The Boxer mascot was originally purchased by a Pacific University graduate who bought it from a Chinese family. The graduate described the Boxer as looking like a dog, but actually it is a mythical creature that is part dragon, lion, dog and deer. A series of events started due to this mascot called the "Boxer Tosses", where the Boxer mascot would be thrown or hidden somewhere for students to fight over. In 1969, one year after the Boxer was officially named Pacific University's mascot, the original Boxer disappeared. After years of waiting for the reappearance students decided to raise money to have a new cast of the Boxer made, reintroducing the "Boxer Tosses" in 1981. Since then the appearance of the Boxer has been limited.

Date

1990-1999

Identifier

PUA_MS95_166.pdf

Citation

“"Boxer: The College Spirit" overview of Boxer with a drawing of Boxer,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/2429.

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