Trent Lott expected at Everybody’s Tent

Posted on Oct 11 2013 - 6:46am by Walter Lyle
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Dexavier Sturdevant | The Daily Mississippian
People gather at Everybody’s Tent in the Grove in Oxford, Miss.

After seeing the success of Everybody’s Tent at the Southeastern Missouri football game, the Associated Student Body is bringing it back this weekend for the Texas A&M game and is expecting former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott to be among the attendees.

Everybody’s Tent was started this semester by ASB President Gregory Alston and current director of Everybody’s Tent William Fowler. The tent was created as a place for people to go if they have nowhere else to tailgate during the game or if they need somewhere to cool off during the day.

The tent will be directly in front of the Student Union in the grass close to the Walk of Champions arch as it was last time from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

The first Everybody’s Tent was sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience. This weekend, however, it will be sponsored by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute and University and Public Events, according to Alston.

“I was very excited to hear that Trent Lott is expected to stop by Everybody’s Tent this weekend,” Alston said. “He is a great leader and representative of this university.”

Alston hopes to see a turnout as good as or better than the last game when the tent was visited by approximately 600 people.

Fowler is excited to host the tent again this weekend and expects an even larger crowd than the first time. He said he wants to lead by example and treat each other with respect and dignity.

“No matter who you are, where you are from, what team you are pulling for, you can expect to be welcomed as a valuable member of the Ole Miss community when you visit the ASB Everybody’s Tent.”

Fowler also encouraged anybody with Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to post their pictures in front of the tent banner with the hashtag #EverybodysTent so the ASB and social media followers can see how much of a success the tent is.