The "crusader" mascot has been controversial because of the violent role the actual crusaders played in history. We have discussed changing the mascot in the future and we meet with many different opinions.
Many people have an attachment to it because it is a part of the history of this Northwest Santa Rosa school. People who claim Comstock as their alma mater do not want us to change it.
We have softened it by using the "crusader" term in a more peaceful context: crusading for knowledge, for peace, for achievement. One of our logos calls us to go on a "quest for knowledge" Many people crusade for positive things, so we can broaden the context.
We have entertained some other possible changes, such as the Comstock Monarchs to honor our work in building a butterfly habitat. However, this is something for us to consider down the road. A change in mascot will need to be funded: new uniforms, and signage. In the meantime, we will continue to pacify the "crusader". See below for a picture of our new costume: Cornelius, the crusader for peace and justice.