The Technicat is Dead–
Long Live the Hornet
The Technicat is dead unless he returns to claim the rest of his nine-lives. No one mourns his passing. He never was a popular pet. This was proven conclusively when the student body voted to replace him with the Hornet. It took the sports editor of a local newspaper to come up with the right name. He took one look at our black and gold uniforms with the striped knee-length socks and the name was inevitable.
We print above the Hornet as envisioned by Dick Latham, a T.O. freshman who majored in art at Binghamton Central High School.
–Tech Talk, Jan. 6th 1949