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Go energetic and skillful people!

Dear Editor,

In response to a recent letter suggesting that the Glenwood Springs High School Demons change their mascot to something less evil, I would like to toss in my two-cents worth.

As I drove down Grand Avenue recently, I was struck by the creativity and artistic talents exhibited on the store windows. I certainly was not offended by the temporary paintings of devils in hula skirts.

After reading the anti-demon letter, I looked up “demon” in my Webster’s dictionary and came up with: an evil spirit, a devil; an energetic and skillful person. According to my Webster’s thesaurus, the word “demon” can be replaced with words like, genius, goblin or guardian spirit. I found that interesting.

School mascots are not meant to be taken literally. If that were the case, perhaps New Castle’s Riverside School should get rid of their mascot, the Vikings. After all, Vikings were barbaric invaders who ravaged the people and the land. How evil was that?

Mascots are chosen by sports teams to portray power and confidence with the intent to intimidate their opponents. Nothing more. Let’s not over-analyze this.

Go Demons!

Mike Cox

New Castle

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