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The Regiment

The Regiment

By Elizabeth Kindig
Since 1966, my high school’s mascot has been The Rebels. In the wake of civil unrest following the police murder of George Floyd, many mascots and symbols of the Confederacy have been put on the chopping block. The Rebel is no exception. Join me as I find out how my tiny little hometown is connected to the big, wide world, especially in this historic moment of social movement amidst a global pandemic.
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I'm taking a wee break this week due to some other responsibilities that took up my time for podcasting. I hope to have an episode ready for you next week! In the meantime: - Check out some images of the mascot, old and new, at I’d love for you to leave a comment there and get some discussion going! - Leave a review on Apple Podcasts! - Share a memory or a question via voice message at I'll see you next week!
August 09, 2020
But It Keeps Coming Up
In this episode, I widen the scope of the mascot debate to take a look at the national discussion we are currently having around mascots and symbolism.
August 02, 2020
The Space Between Us
In this episode, we take a step back in time to the mid 1960s when my high school first opened its doors in September of 1966. Then we fast forward to get a glimpse of what’s happening now.
July 26, 2020
Time to Retire the Rebel?
Since 1966, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a high school in rural northwest Indiana voted to make their mascot the Rebel. Join me as I dig deeper into what may have motivated this decision and what its impact has been ever since. In this first episode, you'll hear from Brandon Storey, who authored the most recent petition to retire the Rebel only a week after protests were sparked around the globe following George Floyd's murder by a white police officer.
July 19, 2020