The petition is in no way signing away to one particular mascot. The petition is only to show support for getting a mascot. We are trying to get at least half of the student body [to sign] so that we can show the alumni and the Board of Managers that there is a want on campus.

It sounds like a mixer.

They seem very appreciative of the lengths that Duke has gone for them.

I have been very surprised as to how many people have been supportive of our venture. Students have been very nice about it all, even if they don't necessarily want a mascot. Some have been apathetic to our cause, but most have been very supportive and very inquisitive.