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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 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 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

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

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 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. 
 

October 31, 2012

 
Freshman middle blocker Nakeyta Clair has shown her potential for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels volleyball team throughout the season. Clair is now considered a dual threat for Ole Miss, recording kills on offense and blocking opponents’ attacks on defense.
 

October 17, 2012

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has been busy under the Obama administration, pushing research and development for renewable energy in a variety of industries. The DOE has administered a number of federal grants to businesses to help them develop such products.
The purpose of these grants is to infuse a struggling industry with cash to give the industry a competitive advantage with established energy development such as coal and oil.

September 11, 2012

Here is the scene in Chicago currently: the city, in the midst of an all-time high in revenue, has decided to decrease teacher’s pay by 16 percent over the next four years and is pushing to do away with an accountability system that would measure the teachers’ performance in the classroom. The teachers, whose first priority is and always will be the students, have accepted these terms with open arms in order to better the education system.
Wait. That’s not right. I’m sorry I got all of that backwards.

September 11, 2012

Mr. Winford,
Before you write an article concerning Obama’s “Lies”, it would be best to make sure that your argument actually makes sense. Your assertion that Obama lied about only raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires is flawed due to the fact that one does not need to make a million dollars every year to qualify

September 5, 2012

Paul Ryan is the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party this presidential election.
Vice presidential nominee Ryan is a man with extreme views in almost every circumstance and who lies constantly about them and about his opponent, Barack Obama.
Let’s first take a look at his speech at the Republican National Convention, which Fox News columnist Sally Kohn called “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”

July 24, 2012

This past Friday morning, thousands of Americans across the world woke up to the horrific news that twelve people—many of them children—had been murdered in a mass-shooting at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colo.
The Century 16 Theatre in the Denver suburb had three separate auditoriums full to the brim for the midnight premiere of the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Night Rises.” According to reports, 24 year-old James Holmes entered the facility armed with a AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun.

May 29, 2012

The NCAA second round match between No. 16 seeded Ole Miss and Rice saw a few momentum changes, but it was the Owls who ultimately won some third sets to defeat the Rebels 4-2 May 12 at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center/Galtney Courts. The loss ends the Rebels’ season at 18-9, while Rice advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

The NCAA second round match between No. 16 seeded Ole Miss and Rice saw a few momentum changes, but it was the Owls who ultimately won some third sets to defeat the Rebels 4-2 May 12 at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center/Galtney Courts. The loss ends the Rebels’ season at 18-9, while Rice advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

May 2, 2012

Brandi LaBanc was not hesitant to express her passion for students and her desire to serve them as vice chancellor. 

 

Brandi LaBanc was not hesitant to express her passion for students and her desire to serve them as vice chancellor. 

The current Northern Illinois University associate vice president of student affairs was active in her sorority and studied accounting during her own college tenure. After graduating and starting work as an accountant, she quickly realized that wasn’t the right area of work for her. 

May 1, 2012

For the first time since 1999, both the men’s and women’s Ole Miss tennis teams will be hosting an NCAA Regional. 

 

For the first time since 1999, both the men’s and women’s Ole Miss tennis teams will be hosting an NCAA Regional. 

The women, ranked No. 16 in the country, will be joined in their regional by No. 39 Rice, No. 20 Illinois and Southern University. The men, ranked No. 13 in the country, will host No. 22 Michigan, No. 46 Middle Tennessee State and Binghampton.

May 1, 2012

After signing day 2012 was complete, the new Ole Miss coaching staff turned its full attention to the 2013 recruiting class. So far, the Rebels have fared well on recruiting trail, reeling in six verbal commitments heading into May. Here’s a look at the players they have committed:

April 26, 2012

Brent Paterson, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, gave a presentation to students and faculty Thursday afternoon in the Triplett Alumni Center.

 

Brent Paterson, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, gave a presentation to students and faculty Thursday afternoon in the Triplett Alumni Center. Paterson overviewed his personal and professional background and his philosophy of student affairs.

In prospects of becoming the university’s next vice chancellor for student affairs, he outlined how he envisions the role.

Paterson said part of the  vice chancellor role is to keep focus.

March 29, 2012

The Ole Miss track and field team will return home this weekend to host the Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday.
The team is coming off a big performance at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge this past weekend, in which they captured first place in eight different events.

The Ole Miss track and field team will return home this weekend to host the Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday.
The team is coming off a big performance at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge this past weekend, in which they captured first place in eight different events.
“It wasn’t really a good start for us and we had a couple things we were disappointed in, but after that everything just started rolling and we had a great meet and ended up finishing really well,” head coach Joe Walker said.

March 20, 2012

 

The 19th annual Oxford Conference for the Book kicks off this Thursday, March 22, with a lunch and lecture in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library.

March 19, 2012

 

While the Ole Miss basketball team’s season ended earlier than all they would have liked, losing in overtime to Illinois State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament, the team showed why fans should be excited for next season over the last several weeks of the season, including a five-game winning streak. 

Looking ahead to next season, other than graduating seniors Terrance Henry and Steadman Short, the remaining Ole Miss players will all be back for the 2012-13 season.

 

While the Ole Miss basketball team’s season ended earlier than all they would have liked, losing in overtime to Illinois State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament, the team showed why fans should be excited for next season over the last several weeks of the season, including a five-game winning streak. 

Looking ahead to next season, other than graduating seniors Terrance Henry and Steadman Short, the remaining Ole Miss players will all be back for the 2012-13 season.

March 18, 2012

 

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end this past Wednesday with a 96-93 overtime loss to Illinois State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Rebels finished the season with a 20-13 record and an 8-8-league record. 

 

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end this past Wednesday with a 96-93 overtime loss to Illinois State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Rebels finished the season with a 20-13 record and an 8-8-league record. 

March 7, 2012

There’s not much left in the tornado-stricken town of Harrisburg, Ill. Homes and buildings that once stood in the small town were wiped out by a vicious twister that hit last Wednesday, Feb. 29.

 

There’s not much left in the tornado-stricken town of Harrisburg, Ill. Homes and buildings that once stood in the small town were wiped out by a vicious twister that hit last Wednesday, Feb. 29.

Among the debris stood three University of Mississippi students: Ethan Alexander, Jonathan Davis and Dillon Widdows. The three students made the 321-mile drive to Harrisburg this past weekend to deliver nearly three tons of water and offer their help.