The Phoenix have a new mascot who intends to fire up school spirit

Jason Hawk | Oberlin News-Tribune
The Oberlin Phoenix have a new mascot, a firebird that students hope sets school spirit afire.


Wings flaming, the Oberlin Phoenix smiled at us and flexed its muscles.

The costumed mascot has joined the roster over at Oberlin High School, making its debut at Friday night’s basketball game.

There’s some mystery surrounding the six-foot-tall firebird — for one, it doesn’t have a name. And two, only a very few people know the Phoenix’s secret identity.

We had a blast talking with the Phoenix mascot. To find out all about the red hot bird’s mission, read the Dec. 12 edition of the News-Tribune, part of the Lorain County Community Guide!