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Louisana School’s New Nazi Mascot Not a Crowd-Pleaser


lp1m16d7Sometimes referred to as the “Our Harvard on the Bayou,” Nicholls State university is located deep in cajun country in Thibadoux, Louisana. It is there that the famed Nicholls State Colonels achieve athletic success; although it is not all easy going for the Colonels. Named after a confederate military man, in 2004 the school’s president announced that “The Colonel is and will remain the mascot designation for Nicholls State University and its intercollegiate athletics program.” That may be true, but he was also anxious to change the mascot’s design from the antiquated racist version that roamed the sidelines (right). Despite the student body and alumnae campaigns to retain the older version, the school’s president retired the old colonel. Additionally, a short-lived effort via student contest to change the mascot to the nutria also failed.

After 5 years, the school has finally come up with a new version. Finally, at long last the community can put behind it this long era of racist mascots. Or at least that was the idea…

It didn’t quite work out that way.

Instead, the school’s new mascot design has sparked controversy and anger from students and alumnae alike. I don’t see what the big deal is, the old southern prospector-type mascot was removed! Although, in its place was a new design that made the colonel look like a Nazi instead. I guess that’s improvement? I mean, at least they’re moving ahead a century right?

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“It looked like a Nazi soldier — a very angry Nazi soldier,” said Nicholls alumna Hollie Garrison after seeing the new iteration online. “My jaw dropped. I was speechless. I kind of thought it was a joke.”

“I was appalled,” said [2009 NSU graduate Matthew] Marant, 23. “The new image seems evil, faceless and inhuman.”

What an innovative and creative way to intimidate their opponents, clearly the Civil War wasn’t drawing a proper amount of fear from modern-day athletes. After all, when has a Nazi EVER been a bad idea?

The school has subsequently pulled the image off their website and are reportedly headed back to the drawing board. Of course, the next one will probably come out looking like Idi Amin or Pol Pot…

[Yahoo]


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