TeX is the official mascot of the Computer Science Society, illustrated by one of our former members, Kate (@kyrallei).
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 ‘t-rex’, and is also a play on the typesetting system ‘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.
|TeX||Original TeX, CSS' mascot since 2019.|
|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||TeX with a tux! Stickers of Ball TeX are handed out at the CSS Ball.|
|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||Chef TeX at the annual CSS BBQ. Stickers are handed out at our BBQ events.|
|Graduation TeX||TeX graduating from university. Stickers are given at graduation to those graduating each year.|
|Old Joe TeX||TeX masquerading as Old Joe. Stickers are handed out as a prize for completing the scavenger hunt.|
|Megaphone TeX||TeX holding a megaphone. We use this for our publicity.|
|Halloween TeX||TeX under a white cloth pretending to be a ghost. Currently, this isn't used anywhere.|
|Speech TeX||TeX with a speech bubble. Currently, this isn't used anywhere.|
|Ballot TeX||TeX exercising their democratic rights as a CSS member. Stickers are handed out at our AGM.|