• Garls the Narwhal
  • Gnarls is the official mascot for The New School and proudly supports fellow narwhals in all academic and athletic pursuits.

    Gnarls LeGnar was born in the Arctic Ocean, about fifty miles east of Greenland’s border. When he was thirteen years old, he separated from his parents, Gnar and Gnarlene, to seek warmer waters in the northern Atlantic Ocean, just outside of Newfoundland. Once there, he befriended local sea-life and quickly made a name for himself as Gnarly Gnarls for being the clumsiest whale the Canadians had ever seen. Eventually, news of Gnarls’s mediocre athletic abilities (but charismatic personality) reached the United States. Curious to see what the land of freedom and chili cheese fries had to offer, Gnarls packed his rucksack and immigrated to New York in 2013. Today, Gnarls lives in a rent-controlled studio apartment beneath the Hudson River and works as a motivational charades-man. He likes Allen Ginsburg and Trader Joe’s taquitos. 

    You might have seen him out and about on campus, at various New School events or posing with random pets on the street. You might catch him greeting newbies at Oritentation Week, cheering on athletes at weekly intramural games or helping his recreation team members at various events.  Wherever he might be, you can easily track him using the hashtag #wheresgnarls on social media.

    Gnarls knows that when we support each other on campus our pride and spirit grows, which is why he makes it a priority to attend TNS events. If you would you like to see Gnarls at your next event, fill out the booking form to kick off that appearance process.

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    Recreation
    72 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, New York 10011
    recreation@newschool.edu
    212.229.5900 x3801

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