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TeX

TeX is the official mascot of the Computer Science Society, illustrated by one of our former members, Kate (@kyrallei).

TeX
TeX, our mascot since 2019.

They originated in 2019, where CSS members wore a purple dinosaur costume to the EPS Trophy sports day to motivate CS students. It was suggested in a committee meeting that the dino should become our mascot, and after workshopping some name suggestions, the name TeX was proposed. The name stems from the dinosaur β€˜t-rex’, and is also a play on the typesetting system β€˜TeX’.

Fun Fact: TeX is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. This is because they’re an inanimate inflatable costume and gender is a lie.

Variations

TeX Name Description
TeX TeX Original TeX, CSS' mascot since 2019.
Christmas TeX Christmas TeX TeX wearing a Santa hat and wrapped with fairy lights. Stickers of Christmas TeX are handed out at our Christmas meal.
Ball TeX Ball TeX TeX with a tux! Stickers of Ball TeX are handed out at the CSS Ball.
Pride TeX Pride TeX TeX holding a pride flag. If you didn't know, TeX is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. Stickers are handed out at our pride events.
BBQ TeX BBQ TeX Chef TeX at the annual CSS BBQ. Stickers are handed out at our BBQ events.
Graduation TeX Graduation TeX TeX graduating from university. Stickers are given at graduation to those graduating each year.
Old Joe TeX Old Joe TeX TeX masquerading as Old Joe. Stickers are handed out as a prize for completing the scavenger hunt.
Megaphone TeX Megaphone TeX TeX holding a megaphone. We use this for our publicity.
Halloween TeX Halloween TeX TeX under a white cloth pretending to be a ghost. Currently, this isn't used anywhere.
Speech TeX Speech TeX TeX with a speech bubble. Currently, this isn't used anywhere.
Ballot TeX Ballot TeX TeX exercising their democratic rights as a CSS member. Stickers are handed out at our AGM.