Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 13:09
CU-Denver's new mascot
The lynx officially became the CU Denver mascot last month, and it’s as out of place as the Utah Jazz, a team from New Orleans that never changed their name to something more suited for their location.
The same goes for us because we are the University of Colorado Denver, a school deserving of a mascot that should relate with our state, and even more specifically Auraria. Any school in Colorado can choose the lynx, but no one else can pick something related to Auraria.
I’ve never seen a lynx walk onto our campus before, and I’ll eat my boxers if I ever do. Besides the standard bird or squirrel on campus, the only other animal I’ve seen on campus is a fox, and that was once. I’m not talking about foxy ladies either—Auraria Campus is plentiful when it comes to beautiful ladies—I’m talking about the actual animal. The fox walked past me with a casual strut like it was trying to get to his/her next class.
UCD’s new mascot should be the Brewers or the Prospectors because of Auraria’s history. In the late 1850s gold prospectors panned for gold in nearby Cherry Creek, just on the other side of Speer Boulevard. They lived in the houses that are now Ninth Street Park, just behind the West Classroom Building.
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