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October 10, 2012

Up and down the Mississippi River, barge captains nervously navigate historically low waters, which persist despite the storms accompanying Hurricane Isaac.
 

An Oct. 3 article from WREG Memphis warns, “low water river travel dangerous,” and a glance at the article’s contents reveals that in this instance, river travel means barge travel.
 

October 1, 2012

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road. 

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road.
The San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize is one of the university’s most popular Study Abroad programs. More than 100 Ole Miss students have participated in the project since 2010, raising more than $40,000 to support the construction of the road.

August 30, 2012

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

 
As children, danger seemed a foreign concept as we raced our bikes, devil-may-care, through our hometown streets. 
However, bikers face a serious danger in the cars with which they share the road.

July 24, 2012

We all come to college in the hopes of building our foundation for the real world. We have dreams and goals to fulfill.  But what happens when we die in the midst of college?
This July, the DM published articles about two of our very own Ole Miss peers who have passed away. Let us take a moment of silence for both junior business major David Bradley Taggart and sophomore biology major Caroline Bartley before reading further.

July 10, 2012

 
Dear Editor,
I am responding to Shannon Richardson's July 5th letter to the Editor.

June 4, 2012

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

Fast forward to today — after multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a grueling bone marrow transplant — doctors have now proclaimed Yeager a healthy teenager. After conquering a rare disease and completing a full year of recovery, how will she celebrate?

 

Meet 17-year-old Erica Yeager, a self-described country girl from Waterford who enjoys fishing, riding four-wheelers and spending time with her family.

In October 2010, she was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria or PHN, a life-threatening blood disease known to lead to leukemia.  

May 31, 2012

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

 

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

The University’s latest proposal involves oyster contamination clean up and detection. This is a two-step process, in which they will apply eco-friendly compounds to contaminated oysters and then examine them under a high-resolution mass imaging facility.

April 30, 2012

Vice chancellor of student affairs candidate Edward Whipple described Ole Miss simply as “a beautiful campus and great people.”

Vice chancellor of student affairs candidate Edward Whipple described Ole Miss simply as “a beautiful campus and great people.”

In a Monday afternoon meeting, Whipple presented his vision for student affairs and touted his experience in similar positions. 

He began his presentation explaining how the sinking of the Titanic was the result of a lack of leadership – the captain ignoring warnings of ice ahead, the slow lowering of the life boats and the lack of binoculars used by the lookouts. 

April 24, 2012

The tragic story of how five Ole Miss sorority sisters lost their lives 25 years ago is told in the May issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine.”

“Out on Highway 6, below the five white crosses, beneath five memorial dogwoods, a marker bears all their names. Margaret Emily Gardner. Mary Pat Langford. Elizabeth Gage Roberson. Robin Renee Simmons. Ruth Hess Worsham.”

April 22, 2012

Campus for Clean Energy held an event Friday in remembrance of a true environmental tragedy.

 

Campus for Clean Energy held an event Friday in remembrance of a true environmental tragedy.

“I Stand With The Gulf: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Day of Remembrance and Awareness” recognized the two-year anniversary of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill. The event, located at a table in front of the Union, continued throughout the day.

April 19, 2012

The university Office of Sustainability hosted its fourth annual Sustainability Fair in the Student Union plaza Thursday afternoon as part of Oxford’s Green Week celebration.

 

The university Office of Sustainability hosted its fourth annual Sustainability Fair in the Student Union plaza Thursday afternoon as part of Oxford’s Green Week celebration.

Dubbed an “eco-extravaganza,” the fair was an informative, interactive display of ways students can make sustainable lifestyle choices and get involved in the fight for environmental protection.

April 11, 2012

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

 

Cancer never sleeps. The disease claimed more than 572,000 lives in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society. 

Through all the pain, however, cancer sprouts an everlasting hope, bringing people together.

“Cancer never sleeps, but neither does the fight to find the cure.” 

March 27, 2012

Frequent blackout sufferers visit emergency rooms 70 percent more often than those who don’t, a new study shows.

 

Frequent blackout sufferers visit emergency rooms 70 percent more often than those who don’t, a new study shows. 

Student drinking has been a serious public health concern for years. Blacking out, or amnesia, is a frequent consequence of heavy alcohol consumption. More than 50 percent of students who drink report blackouts, according to the recent study conducted at the University of Wisconsin by Marlon Mundt and Larissa Zakletskaja. 

March 22, 2012

The Oxford-University community is no stranger to automobile accidents. With a hit and run on campus and some traffic accidents already this year, the question is whether the town and campus are safe for drivers and pedestrians.

 

The Oxford-University community is no stranger to automobile accidents. With a hit and run on campus and some traffic accidents already this year, the question is whether the town and campus are safe for drivers and pedestrians.

There have been close to 268 automobile accidents and an estimated 99 DUIs within the Oxford city limits since January, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

Martin said there were minor to no injuries with most of these accidents, and there have been no serious injuries that were alcohol-related.

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." 

 

March 21, 2012

While her friends and former classmates are busy building careers, getting married and having kids, 25-year-old Oxford native Katie Heckel is busy raising 25 children she considers her own.

 

While her friends and former classmates are busy building careers, getting married and having kids, 25-year-old Oxford native Katie Heckel is busy raising 25 children she considers her own.

Heckel helps support Rafiki, an orphanage located near the coastal city of Winneba, Ghana, about 40 miles west of the capital city of Accra. 

Rafiki, which means “friend” in native Swahili, serves to provide better living conditions, education and a stable environment for children in Ghana.

March 19, 2012

Mississippi is looking to improve the health of its residents, starting with the disease that claims more lives than cancer, traffic injuries, suicides and AIDS combined.

 

Mississippi is looking to improve the health of its residents, starting with the disease that claims more lives than cancer, traffic injuries, suicides and AIDS combined.

Recently, the state has been attempting to reduce the increasing number of heart-disease related deaths and the Mississippi Healthcare Alliance (MHCA) and the Mississippi State Department of Health are spearheading that goal. Together, the groups have implemented a plan of action called the ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, or STEMI.

March 18, 2012

 

SUNDAY: AUBURN 3, NO. 12 OLE MISS 2

There were two outs with nobody on base in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday and No. 12 Ole Miss (15-5, 1-2 SEC) was leading Auburn (12-8, 2-1 SEC) 2-1 in the rubber match of the three-game series. Sophomore right-hander Mike Mayers was one out away from recording a complete game win, but then things fell apart for the Rebels.

 

SUNDAY: AUBURN 3, NO. 12 OLE MISS 2

There were two outs with nobody on base in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday and No. 12 Ole Miss (15-5, 1-2 SEC) was leading Auburn (12-8, 2-1 SEC) 2-1 in the rubber match of the three-game series. Sophomore right-hander Mike Mayers was one out away from recording a complete game win, but then things fell apart for the Rebels.

March 5, 2012

Hotty Toddy Taxi found itself face to face with the Oxford Police Department again Saturday morning when one of its buses ran over three University of Mississippi students. 

 

Hotty Toddy Taxi found itself face to face with the Oxford Police Department again Saturday morning when one of its buses ran over three University of Mississippi students. 

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the Oxford Mall near the Malco movie theater, according to OPD Chief Mike Martin. Officers responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a bus. 

February 29, 2012

Three small-town Mississippi editors spoke to a crowd of aspiring journalists at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Wednesday about how they are able to keep their papers afloat, especially during a time when people are under the impression that the newspaper industry is dying.

Three small-town Mississippi editors spoke to a crowd of aspiring journalists at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Wednesday about how they are able to keep their papers afloat, especially during a time when people are under the impression that the newspaper industry is dying.
Jim Prince of the Neshoba Democrat, Luke Lampton of the Magnolia Gazette and Bill Jacobs of The Daily Leader of Brookhaven joined journalism professor and panel moderator Deborah Wenger to discuss the future of newspapers.

February 17, 2012

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

But what is more amazing than that is how he did it. Snyder dislocated his shoulder early that season, which caused him problems throughout, and he missed 21 games. Despite the injury, Snyder still managed to hit .347, including 12 home runs and 40 RBI. 

February 16, 2012

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s convocation keynote speech was delivered by American author, monologist and radio personality Garrison Keillor to a packed house at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

 

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College’s convocation keynote speech was delivered by American author, monologist and radio personality Garrison Keillor to a packed house at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Keillor, who is from Minnesota, said it was an honor to come down South and get a look at the Rebels he had read about as a boy growing up. From reading the stories, Keillor had to admit he admired the Rebels.