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November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

I would like to say that the events of last week with the race riots and racial slurs spoken in response to the re-election of President Barack Obama were a painful reminder of one thing: Racism still exist.  I know, being a native Mississippian, that racism still exist there, but for it to happen at Ole Miss is just downright sickening.

November 15, 2012

On election night, communication sciences and disorders senior LaQuoyia Murray posted a response to the disturbance on campus that followed the reelection of President Obama on her Facebook page.

On election night, communication sciences and disorders senior LaQuoyia Murray posted a response to the disturbance on campus that followed the reelection of President Obama on her Facebook page.

“It basically just said how disgusted I was with the people that participated in the quote, unquote riots that happened that night,” she said. “I felt disgusted that students at our school would even go to those lengths with the racial slurs.”

Murray said she did call those students “racists” in her post.

November 15, 2012

Nov. 6 was Election Day, and, as a foreigner, this was the first time I got to experience the election firsthand. I watched the live coverage of the election with Americans on the second floor of City Grocery. I was the only non-American there. Every time Barack Obama won a state, everybody in City Grocery would cheer and applaud. After 10 p.m., when all the states had stopped voting, Obama finally succeeded in being re-elected. Everybody stood up and shouted, “Four more years, four more years ...” People hugged each other and cheered.

November 13, 2012

As student leaders of The University of Mississippi, we want to respond to the incidents that occurred on our campus last Tuesday night.  The hateful, small-minded actions committed by some students are unacceptable and embarrassing; they have tarnished the reputation of the university we love so dearly.

November 12, 2012

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election.

Citing data from the National Exit Poll, The Monitor reported that millennials aged 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the electorate in this election cycle, up one percentage point from 2008, which was already a record-breaking youth vote turnout.

President Obama, again, won the support of young voters; The Monitor reports he carried 60 percent of millennial voters compared to the 37 percent who favored Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

November 12, 2012

It’s irrelevant and a ridiculous non-issue.
You might then ask, “Why does anyone care? Why is anyone debating this issue? Why have 37 states, including Mississippi, either enacted or started to consider legislation to create voter ID laws?”
Well, let’s follow it logically through the pipeline.

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear Ole Miss students who protested by shouting racial slurs and burning an Obama/Biden sign on election night,

November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 7, 2012

Supporters of President Barack Obama gathered at the watch party at City Grocery on the Square on Tuesday night to watch the election results and cheered as President Obama was declared the winner after he was projected to win the state of Ohio.

Jesse Kelley, a third-year law student, could not contain her enthusiasm.
“I’m so excited,” she said.

Kelley explained why she voted for Obama in the election.

“I worked with the women’s campaign fund this past summer, and we support non-partisan women candidates who are pro-choice, and so that’s my keynote issue,” she said.

November 7, 2012

Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent,politicized chants in response to the announcement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

What began as an argument around midnight quickly spread across campus.

UPD responded to a fire alarm being pulled in Brown Hall as crowds gathered near
Kincannon and Stockard.

Just as all seemed to calm down, those in disagreement moved to the Grove.

UPD cleared the Grove on the grounds that it closes at midnight.
Displeased, crowds continued to grow and returned to Kincannon.

November 6, 2012

According to various news sources President Obama has won Vermont's four electoral votes with 0 percent of precincts reporting.  Gov. Romney has won Kentucky's eight electoral votes with 15 percent of precincts reporting and Indiana's 11 electoral votes with eight percent of precincts reporting.
Currently, Gov. Romney is leading in the polls in Virginia with 58 percent of the vote to President Obama's 41 percent.  Only 1 percent of precincts are reporting in Virginia.

November 6, 2012

News sources say Gov. Romney wins  the five electoral votes of West Virginia and the nine electoral votes of South Carolina, 0 percent and 1 percent of precincts reporting respectively.

Ohio results are beginning to come in.  Romney leading 57 percent to Obama's 42 percent with one percent of precincts reporting.

Follow conservative columnist @tgwinford and liberal columnist @phillmccausland for election analysis.

November 6, 2012

President Obama projected by various news sources to take Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Washington D.C.  He is leading in battleground states Ohio and Florida by 19 percent and one percent respectively.
Gov. Romney is projected to have gained Oklahoma.  He is leading in Virginia and North Carolina by 19 percent and one percent respectively.
Obama has 64 electoral votes to Romney's 40.  270 electoral votes is required to win.

November 6, 2012

According to various news sources Gov. Romney has gained the support of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas,  Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Mississippi.
President Obama has gained the support of New York, New Jersey and Michigan.  He is also leading in seven of the nine battleground states.
The current electoral count puts Gov. Romney ahead of President Obama in the electoral vote count 152-123.  One of the candidates must receive 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

November 6, 2012

Various news organizations have called Mississippi's Senate seat.  Roger Wicker will remain Mississippi's junior United States Senator with 14 percent of precincts reporting.  Wicker is beating challenger Albert Gore 57 to 41 percent.
District one's House seat has also been called.  With 22 percent of precincts reporting incumbent Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee has defeated challenging Democrat Brad Morris.  Nunnelee is beating Morris 64 to 33 percent.

November 6, 2012

Various news sources have called New Hampshire for President Obama with 25 percent of the precincts reporting.  The president is beating Gov. Romney 54 to 44 percent.
Gov. Romney has been projected to win in Utah with 15 percent of the state's precincts reporting.  He currently holds an 18 percent margin over President Obama. 
Currently, President Obama has 147 electoral votes to Gov. Romney's 158 votes.  The popular vote is still in Gov. Romney's favor.  He holds 51 percent of the popular vote to the president's 48 percent.

November 6, 2012

CNN, NBC, CBS and FOX News have projected that President Obama has won California, Washington, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico and Ohio.
This confirms that President Obama has won the election.
The only states that remain to be decided are Virginia, Florida, Nevada, Colorado and Alaska and the president is leading in three of the five states. 
President Obama currently has 274 electoral votes, which is enough to clinch the election. 
 

November 5, 2012

After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi.

 
By Allison Brooks, Chandler LeDoyen and Jared Senseman

After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi.

November 5, 2012

Presidential Candidates Barack Obama, Joe Biden: http://www.barackobama.com/ Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan: http://www.mittromney.com/ Virgil Goode, Jim Clymer: http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com Gary Johnson, James P. Gray: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala: http://www.jillstein.org Barbara Dale Washer, Cathy Toole: NO WEBSITE FOUND United States Senate candidates Albert N. Gore, Jr.: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Albert_N._Gore,_Jr. Roger F.

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

October 31, 2012

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently celebrated its 53rd anniversary on the campus of The University of Mississippi.

The Phi Kappa Phi honor society recently celebrated its 53rd anniversary on the campus of The University of Mississippi.

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is both the nation’s and the university’s oldest and most selective academic honor society.

The Ole Miss chapter was founded in May 1959 and included many recognizable names.

Notably, former Chancellor J.D. Williams and Frank Anderson, for whom Anderson Hall is named, were members of the inaugural class. To celebrate the organization’s 53 years here, the university held a small ceremony in the Lyceum last week.

October 30, 2012

 
In a column a few months ago, I wrote in favor of the National Popular Vote movement that would change the winner-take-all system that America currently uses to a system that uses the popular vote. As Election Day nears, the need for a change in the current system is amplified.

October 30, 2012

 
Last year in my weekly opinion column, I frequently wrote in support of Gov. Mitt Romney. I truly believed he was the best candidate in the presidential race, but perspective changes, and I was wrong. Throughout his career, the GOP primary and the general election, Gov. Romney has consistently proven himself unfit to be president of the United States and incapable of – or unwilling to — unite our divided nation.