Student Handbook: XVIII – Fight Song, Alma Mater, and Cavalier Mascot
SECTION XVIII FIGHT SONG, ALMA MATER, AND CAVALIER MASCOT
We’ve got that fight, fight, fight Maroon and white, white, white We’re on the road, road, road To victory It’s one for all, right now And all for one, and how Just watch our foes go trembling by We Cavaliers don’t bow We never can allow Our name to dim on the field or on the floor So bold our daring So proud our bearing Keep that maroon and white on top Fight! Fight!
We hail thee, Alma Mater, to pledge thee our faith And send echoes bearing thy praise, To tell all the earth that here stand Loyal ones who have walked thy ways. When storms and distress are upon us, Dark clouds hide the face of our sun, We look to thy light to inspire us Till the field for the truth is won. So, Cavaliers, stand firm on your honor, And sing out, DE LA SALLE, LEAD ON!
THE CAVALIER MASCOT
The name Cavalier is a fusion of the triple inheritance of Louisiana: the Spanish, French, and English. The Spanish Caballero epitomizes the ideal proper conduct; the French Chevalier characterizes the ideal of militant devotion to duty; and, the English Cavalier represents the ideal of loyalty to all that is good.
The De La Salle Cavalier is a gentle person who is for others. A Cavalier is sensitive to others’ needs and is strong and true in their service. A Cavalier is a person of his/her word, one who has a love of learning, of truth, of life, of neighbor and God. A Cavalier realizes that to spend one’s life for God in the service of others is the raison d’etre.
The De La Salle Cavalier believes that no one is insignificant and that everyone is important for all are loved unconditionally by a faithful, loving God. The De La Salle Cavalier realizes that differences have the power to enrich and not divide, be there difference of race, gender, nationality, or religion. The De La Salle Cavalier is in the service of God and humanity.