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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OUR FIRST NEWS STORY: “It’s a Trap!” Unrest at Ole Miss

NOTE: As frequent readers can attest, thedailyjim.com is not a news outlet.  With that being said, it is our belief that the growing unrest on the campus of the University of Mississippi will be overlooked by the general media in order to focus on the passing of the Health Care Reform Bill.  The Bill is important, as it affects every American, however WE will be covering the Mississippi controversy, because…well… it’s pretty awesome!

Ole Miss is a school divided. In the summer of 2003 the University officially retired Colonel Reb, the mustachioed Southern gentleman mascot of the Rebels created in 1979.  The school cited a move away from the “Old South,” Confederate connotations in favor of something more universally respected for a modern university.  And for seven years the Rebels have been mascotless at athletic events, although Colonel Reb still appears on a variety of promotional items.

On February 23rd the Ole Miss Associated Student Body, through an online vote passed a referendum to establish a new mascot.  Students wishing to be on the Student Mascot Committee were required to complete an application co-created by Student Advisory Council and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee by March 11th.

While a large segment of the alumni and student body wish to reinstate Colonel Reb on the grounds of tradition, there is a significant move to upgrade to a higher ranking military figure, namely Admiral Ackbar, the Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet from Return of the Jedi! His notable catch phrase, “It’s a trap!” is also being put forth as the school’s new rallying cry.  This movement is gaining considerable momentum online and on campus, but also causing considerable, legitimate tension throughout the Ole Miss community.

Thedailyjim.com will continue to cover this story as it continues to evolve over the weeks.

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