"It's used not in a derogatory way and not negatively directed towards anybody. It's kind of used as a school spirit thing here and it's just a sense of pride behind all of us," she said.
"The way I see it, the people who complained about the logo and name, I think that they are the one's being racist wanting to change the logo and name because it's a native. Even the chiefs that came here for the board they said that they actually feel special to be on the logo."
"I do respect that the board made a decision and there's nothing we can really do about it."
"I am thinking that they are changing because it is racist but the thing is that it's not racist to my family and me. It's more like it is welcoming natives to the school and it's respecting people," the Grade 9 student explained.
I would kind of like it to stay but at the same time it's still Bedford," she said.
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Many students voiced their disapproval in the decision including aboriginal students like Aprille Majeed.
"As a student athlete and a student at this school, I feel really cheated almost. There was no compromise involved at all that the school board downtown had when the name and the decisions were made," Grade 10 student Sylvio Hansonpistarn said.
The Saskatoon public school board voted eight to two to change the name and logo of the Bedford Road Collegiate Redmen at a meeting Tuesday night.
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"I don't really like it but the principal said that they are just trying to take away racism on both sides," Grade 11 student Laura Lee Daniels said.
"We just feel strongly that our views, our voices weren't heard. Mostly because we are teenagers and mostly because we had a lack of volume. even though the majority. of people involved in the issue were in favour of keeping the name and logo."
Grade 12 student Brooke Kennedy agreed.
"(Students) are kind of mad and upset that they have to change it because now we have nothing until next year. The Grade 9s coming next year were excited to be Redmen but now this is the last year."
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I wish it would stay but it's like turning over a new leaf or a new chapter in Bedford's history," Grade 11 student Katy White said.
The students of Bedford Road Collegiate received the news that they would no longer be called the "Redmen" with mixed emotion Wednesday morning.
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a strong connection with the history of the name and logo, many said that it is time for a change.
Grade 11 student Samantha Smijucha said although she likes the name and logo, the spirit of Bedford will remain without it.
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