The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911


Game day officials increase monitoring ID fraud, security

New student ID exchange regulations have game day officials watching for fraud (Photo by: Royce Swayze)

As the Ole Miss Rebels prepare to face the LSU Tigers in the last home football game of the season, hundreds of students are transferring their student tickets. Not all of these transfers will get fans into the gates on Saturday, however. Students who choose to loan their UM ID card to another person to scan into the football game risk losing their ID to the University Police Department and the buyer...


Freeze looks ahead to Egg Bowl

For the first time since 2009, Ole Miss is entering the Egg Bowl coming off a win. The Rebels played well in a 38-17 drubbing of LSU, especially on the defensive side of the ball, and it was in part due to a pair of sophomores, Marquis Haynes and DeMarquis Gates. Gates, who earned SEC defensive player of the week, led the Rebels in tackles with 14, along with a pass break up and a quarterback hurry. “DeMarquis has matured some this year, which needed to occur, and I think he continues to do that, both as a player and as a young man,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said. Gates was starting...


Seafood Showdown to crash lucky Grovers’ tailgates

What better way to celebrate a Rebel victory against the Tigers than with delicious wild-caught Gulf seafood? This Saturday, Nov. 21, “Mississippi seafood” is partnering with “Louisiana seafood” to bring a taste of the Gulf to the Grove. “Our goal is to promote local seafood,” Melissa Scallan, the public affairs director for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, said. “We get a lot of imports in this country and only about 2-3 percent of imports are tested for safety, and all of our seafood is tested,” Scallan said. The Mississippi Gulf Coast produces between 4-5 million...


Gov. Bryant, do not sell refugees short

One of the unfortunate outcomes of the Paris attacks has been that over half of the United States’ governors have vowed to keep refugees out of their states. Our own governor, Phil Bryant, said he would do “anything humanly possible” to resist refugees’ entrance into Mississippi. At first glance, this train of thought may seem reasonable, specifically when  one of the Paris attackers posed as a refugee to enter Greece. From there, he moved around Europe before making his way to France.  If you’ve ever been to Europe you know it’s nothing to hop on a train and go from...