Well, just goes to prove it again: You cannot beat the system or machine of a government agency. Their reasoning of references to the Civil War, disrespecting any nationality or in regards to Albany Union HS is pure BS, and instead is a cop-out in order to support donors, supporters etc.
Having been a SA student when the school named a mascot, picked the mascot name and the school colors, I can assure you this had nothing to do with it. The Rebels and grey were not the winning colors of that war. Please people look up the meaning of the word rebel and tell me where it has any reference to any war or any nationality.
I have now lost all support and respect for Mr. B. Belveal, and the temp person of a failing school administration that I once had. At least OSU did some major research which included independent individuals, current and past students and staff and history upon deciding to change the names of some buildings people were questioning on that campus. I am sure they could find the true meaning of a rebel.
Lastly I would like to say I have signed petitions that had hundreds of signatures on them against changing and been asked to sign same in favor of change with very few signatures on them. Where is major support in favor of change outside the administration? I will remain Rebel strong!