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October 15, 2012

The University of Mississippi will host its first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network in the spring of 2013.

The University of Mississippi will host its first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network in the spring of 2013.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide philanthropy movement on college and high school campuses to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Proceeds from Ole Miss’ Dance Marathon, called Rebel THON, will go to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Martina Cotelo, senior director of fundraising for Rebel THON, heard about Dance Marathon from an Ole Miss graduate while in Washington, D.C.

July 2, 2012

If most of us were to publish our autobiographies right now, it is highly unlikely they would sell millions of copies and be featured on the New York Times' Best Sellers list. However, I firmly believe that everyone has a story worth sharing. 

 
If most of us were to publish our autobiographies right now, it is highly unlikely they would sell millions of copies and be featured on the New York Times' Best Sellers list. However, I firmly believe that everyone has a story worth sharing. 

April 9, 2012

Many stories and graphics come across an editor’s desk that have a huge question mark stamped across their subject matter. And it’s at the discretion of that editor whether or not to run them.

Many stories and graphics come across an editor’s desk that have a huge question mark stamped across their subject matter. And it’s at the discretion of that editor whether or not to run them.
Of course, by picking and choosing for reasons other than timeliness or importance, one stands a very good chance of demonstrating that dreaded word most journalists despise: censorship.
After all, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are very near and dear to our hearts and are what our profession is all about.

March 22, 2012

The 19th annual Conference for the Book started yesterday and will continue until March 24.

 

The 19th annual Conference for the Book started yesterday and will continue until March 24.

“The goal of the conference is to bring together people to discuss issues of the book industry, literacy and literature,” said Ted Ownby, director of the UM Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “It helps to understand why people write, what topics interest them and for whom they do it. I like that this conference attracts publishers, novelists, book sellers, scholars and poets.”

March 21, 2012

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Several UN officials spoke today about the dangers of racism and "urged the international community to address grievances before they explode into catastrophic conflict." 

 

February 12, 2012

The people of Etruria were a dominant civilization during the mid-600s B.C.

 

The people of Etruria were a dominant civilization during the mid-600s B.C.

Hilary Becker, assistant professor of classics at Davidson University and world-renowned scholar of the Etruscans, spoke to a near-capacity Bryant Hall auditorium on Friday night about the lives of the Etruscan people.

February 2, 2012

I would like to ask all of the Oxford Police Depatment officers to please get on the same page in regard to the Oxford dog leash law. 

 

I would like to ask all of the Oxford Police Depatment officers to please get on the same page in regard to the Oxford dog leash law. 

For the greater majority of the 11 months that I have had my dog Cash, I’ve kept him on a leash in Oxford like the law demands. I have only allowed him off leash after two separate OPD officers gave me their permission to do so as long as I maintained control over him with the assistance of a remote electronic training collar (E-collar). 

November 30, 2011

Imagine your typical Thanksgiving. There is a perfectly cooked turkey, friends and family all around, succulent honey ham, mouth-watering stuffing and the best pecan pie you’ve ever tasted. Shouldn’t everybody have an opportunity to enjoy that? Unfortunately, not everyone gets the chance to enjoy what most of us enjoy yearly.
The Lambda Sigma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority saw fit to spend its break in Oxford to help those who would have gone without the Thanksgiving experience this year.

November 29, 2011

What are you buying this holiday season? 

 

Christmas only comes once a year, so it’s pretty important to make the most of it. When it comes to gifts, some of us will get more than others but it’s important to be grateful no matter what.

November 16, 2011

 

To the Editor:

 

In regards to Darrin Cline’s column, “The erosion of modern English,” I would have to disagree with his view. 

November 9, 2011

 

There will be no need to bundle up and line the streets of University Avenue Friday evening because this year’s homecoming parade has been cancelled. 

For the first time since 1929, the University of Mississippi will celebrate a week of homecoming activities with everything except a homecoming parade. 

The university’s Homecoming Week is planned and carried out by members of several organizations, including the Department of Campus Programming, the Student Programming Board and the Dean of Students Office.

October 31, 2011

The funeral for the three University of Mississippi who died in a car crash Sunday morning is set for Wednesday morning.

 

The funeral for the three University of Mississippi students who died in a car crash Sunday morning is set for Wednesday morning.

Samuel Clayton Kelly, 18, Charles Walker Kelly, 19, and Bryant Mason Wilbanks, 19, all of Madison, died in a car accident Sunday while on their way back to school after a weekend trip home, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

October 23, 2011

 

Worrying about the environment and the contents of the foods we consume are honorable and important issues that should concern all of us; especially considering the debates on genetically modified foods (whether they’re harmful or not) and the detrimental effects of climate change on our oceans and forests: greenpeace.org reports that climate change remains the biggest challenge to our environment.

October 20, 2011

 

Raise your glasses, local Oxonians; it’s that time of the year again.

The 4th annual Square Toast for Scholarships is quickly approaching, and faculty and students in the hospitality and management program are fervently preparing. 

Square Toast for Scholarships is a walking wine- and food-tasting event spread across several restaurant and business venues on the historic Oxford Square.  

October 17, 2011

 

It has been a long, tough road of campaigning for this year’s homecoming court seats. 

After plastering students with stickers of support, constant handouts of flyers and rallies of support on every corner of campus, the winners will take their stand in front of thousands of screaming fans on Nov 12.

For some students, this moment is the end of the homecoming court’s journey.

October 12, 2011

NewsWatch report on the 2011 Homecoming elections.

October 5, 2011

As designers this season are utilizing some of the boldest fabric and color choices since the 1990s, the everyday fashionista can quickly become overwhelmed by the audacious prints, fiery colors and sea of choices to be made in the clothing department.  
Do not worry. This column is a go-to guide for fashion assistance and help in understanding the idea of fashion identity.
Fall is a season of transition, especially in Mississippi, and one’s wardrobe should be flexible enough to facilitate the unpredictable nature of a Southern autumn.  

September 28, 2011

“Fashion is an endless process of elimination: in and out, now and then, new and old, right and wrong. Being among the chosen provides the nervous adrenaline on which fashion runs.”

September 18, 2011

Recent studies are showing the South, particularly Mississippi, which touts family values, has some of the highest divorce rates in the country.  
According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey Reports released this year, there are 10.2 divorces per 1,000 men in the South and 11.1 per 1,000 women, which is above the national average in 2009, 9.2 for men and 9.7 for women.
In the same report, Mississippi edged the South’s average divorce rates, 12.5 for women and 11.1 for men.

August 24, 2011

 

I was just watching “Sex and the City 2,” my favorite of the two movies, and the flashbacks took me back to a time when I was first discovering fashion. 

The luscious fabrics, the endless possibilities — it almost made me feel like a little girl playing dress up in my mom’s old clothes again.

 

I was just watching “Sex and the City 2,” my favorite of the two movies, and the flashbacks took me back to a time when I was first discovering fashion. 

July 15, 2011

Newswatch's Nicholas Will reports on the midnight opening of Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows part 2.

April 20, 2011

Katie Williamson said she would do an Easter egg hunt in a heartbeat, but knows she is too old.

Katie Williamson said she would do an Easter egg hunt in a heartbeat, but knows she is too old.

Williamson, an Ole Miss junior and Oxford resident, said she has fond memories of the annual Easter egg hunt in Oxford. She said she remembers how exciting the egg hunt was when she was little.

“All the kids raced around grabbing as many eggs as possible,” Williamson said. “Some had candy, and some you could turn in later for a prize. When I did it, I loved it.”