Mascot Watch

Scottsdale Community College

Mascot: Artie the Fighting Artichoke

Problem: Some students wonder if a fighting vegetable can inspire pride and respect.

What's happening: Despite the grumbling, the Arizona college's president, Arthur W. DeCabooter, denies that Artie causes indigestion on the campus. In fact, he believes that the artichoke, which is widely cultivated in Arizona, draws positive attention to the college. And, besides, what else could inspire the annual local