Since 2010, the Black Bear has been the official Ole Miss mascot. But today, students have a chance to make history.
The Associated Student Body is holding a vote on whether to keep the Black Bear as the Ole Miss mascot or change it to the Landshark.
Voting opened today and will remain open until 7 p.m. Friday.
According to ASB President Kevin Dion III, the vote was only supposed to be open for one day, but due to the student personality elections taking place at the same time, the duration of the polls was extended.
Ashley Ramirez is one Ole Miss student who is in favor of changing the mascot to the Landshark.
“I came to Ole Miss from California, and my friends from high school would always ask me why
our fans did fins up when our mascot is the Black Bear,” she said. “I’m excited now about the possibility of the Landshark being the mascot because my friends from home will be less confused.”
Another student, Reagan Moody, agreed, saying, “If our mascot changes to the Landshark, I will be so happy.”
Other students, such as Michael Wellman, remain undecided.
“I’m not sure about the mascot change. Whatever the majority wants,” Wellman said.
For some more background on this story, check out:
ASB Announces “Landshark Referendum” To Change Ole Miss Mascot, Vote Upcoming”
Julia Chisholm is an intern for HottyToddy. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.HERE!