Readers react to new Baugo Community Schools mascot

The school corporation’s updated Jimtown Jimmie mascot stirred up some passionate reactions from readers Wednesday.

Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

Changing a longtime school mascot is bound to rustle some jimmies.

Readers expressed a spectrum of emotions Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the news that Baugo Community Schools had given its mascot, Jimtown Jimmie, an image overhaul

The redesign came at the request of Purdue University, who’s Purdue Pete mascot bears a nearly identical resemblance to Baugo Schools’ now-former mascot.

The new muscle-bound Jimmie is seen swinging his hammer down with brute force, his head adorned with a dark hard hat emblazoned with the letter J.


Check out what others are saying below, then tell us: What do you think about the new mascot? Would you have done something different with it?

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