Manhattan High School will soon be getting a new symbol to rally around

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- The face of Manhattan High School is changing.

The Manhattan-Ogden School Board voted Wednesday to change the mascot from an Indian to a wolf.

The school will still be known as the Manhattan High Indians. The board is just changing the physical mascot from to a wolf.

In September, the school board decided to keep the Indian nickname while also choosing a second symbol for students to rally round.

The district adopted the Indian nickname in 1940 as a way to honor the former football coach, who was of Native-American descent.

Supporters of the mascot say it honors Native American culture and community pride, while others say it's offensive.