This story was written by Michelle Starr, UWIRE
Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama faced off at the University of Mississippi Friday evening over the economy, the war in Iraq, energy and relations with countries including Russia and Iran. Full Coverage fromYouth Vote '08and theDaily Mississippian.
Video Reports from Youth Vote '08 correspondents
Who do Ole Miss students support?
Youth Vote '08 correspondents Jason Zone Fisher and Jamie Arrexi stroll the Grove and talk to students aboutwho they want to win the presidency and why they are supporting John McCain or Barack Obama.
Talking politics with Mo Rocca
Youth Vote '08 correspondents Jason Zone Fisher and Jamie Arrexi catch up with Mo Rocca and talk about what it's like to be a political 'fanboy'.
What the debate means to Ole Miss
Youth Vote '08 correspondents Jason Zone Fisher and Jamie Arrexi talk to University of Mississippi Dean of Students Sparky Reardon about what the debate means to Ole Miss.
Debate Day slideshow
Photographers at theDaily Mississippiancaptured images as the campus was overrun with members of the political campaigns, media and spectators.
Daily Mississippian coverage
U. Mississippi students brush off KKK's rumored debate plans
The general reaction of most University of Mississippi students concerning the possibility of the Ku Klux Klan arriving on the campus during the festivities surrounding the 2008 presidential debate seems laced with cynicism.
But considering student cynicism, the Southern Poverty Law Center an organization that follows the activities of hate groups estimated there are approximately three to 12 people per every one of the nine chapters of the Mississippi White Knights.
James Meredith proud Ole Miss hosting debate
The Daily Mississippian interviewed James Meredith, the first man to integrate the University of Mississippi when he registered in 1962. To that point, the university had been an all-white school. Forty-six years later, the university Web site says that 19 percent of its 17,000-plus students are minorities. Barack Obama's presence as the nation's first black presidential candidate underscores the significance of Meredith's enrollment at Ole Miss.