• TheDMonline.com Staff Member?
  • Log In
Share |

Content about Major

November 27, 2012

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

“John Strickland has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (does not mean DUI alcohol, includes all toxicants),” Martin said.

Strickland, a junior business major from San Antonio, collided into the Wheats’ vehicle on the 18th Street overpass on Highway 6 on Oct. 27.

November 16, 2012

The University of Mississippi football team has played four away games this season, with one left, and some may not realize the amount of preparation needed to take the Rebels on the road.

The University of Mississippi football team has played four away games this season, with one left, and some may not realize the amount of preparation needed to take the Rebels on the road.

Angela Robinson, assistant athletics director for finance, said that the whole travel process starts with scheduling.

“Once we have the schedule, we sit down and determine which trips are bus trips, which trips we charter and where we will stay on those trips,” Robinson said.

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

Enough is ENOUGH!
Due to recent episodes of racial harassment that have occurred on the University of Mississippi campus, the image being portrayed of a campus united is beginning to unravel. These events are very troubling and they reinforce the negative perceptions that many nationally (and in the wake of recent events, internationally) have of the University of Mississippi.

November 15, 2012

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The University of Mississippi is investigating a racial crime on campus. The University Police Department (UPD) said someone on Nov. 5 allegedly vandalized the truck of freshman Jamal Woods, a black liberal arts major and ROTC member at Ole Miss.

The vandalism of the truck occurred after Woods moved from the Stockard residence hall to the Deaton residence hall because of a racial incident that occurred in Stockard.

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

November 9, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 
 

November 8, 2012

Football is something synonymous with Mississippi; really, with the South in general. Families are born and bred by it, friendships are formed by it, and sometimes even broken up by it.

 Football is something synonymous with Mississippi; really, with the South in general. Families are born and bred by it, friendships are formed by it, and sometimes even broken up by it.
 
Football, in its essence, is something far more than a game. To explain the use of this term: It is a violent game filled with great risks. Players are injured every day, yet the public still comes back each season, buying their tickets, and preparing themselves for another season of wins or losses: All in the name of the game.

November 5, 2012

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

The Ole Miss College Republicans and the newly reformed Ole Miss College Democrats offer every student on campus the chance to become active early in the political process.

Sophomore political science major and College Democrats President Sean Higgins is one of many students taking advantage of the political organizations on campus. Higgins said that he used to be a Republican, and even wrote articles for The Daily Mississippian last year in support of Mitt Romney, but over the summer he had a change of perspective and is now helping bring the College Democrats back to Ole Miss.

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 new Lenny’s Sub Shop location at 1414 Jackson Ave. is now open. Sandwiched between Bop’s Frozen Custard and local Mexican restaurant Taqueria El Milagro, the new location opened its doors on Oct. 24.

The new Lenny’s Sub Shop location at 1414 Jackson Ave. is now open. Sandwiched between Bop’s Frozen Custard and local Mexican restaurant Taqueria El Milagro, the new location opened its doors on Oct. 24.  The building at 1414 West Jackson Ave. has housed several unsuccessful restaurants over the past few years. Former tenants include B’s BBQ, Fat Albert’s, The Little Dooey and Redneck Burritos. “I think the main problem is the price,” freshman biology major Riley  Griffith said.

October 30, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

According to the thebestcolleges.org ranking, Ole Miss’ Grove, the “Holy Grail of Tailgating,” is a major reason why the school received the ranking.

October 30, 2012

A lantern release tonight at 8:15 p.m. will allow University of Mississippi students to pay respects to and remember three students who were killed one year ago today, showing that the boys’ legacy at Ole Miss has not faded.

A lantern release tonight at 8:15 p.m. will allow University of Mississippi students to pay respects to and remember three students who were killed one year ago today, showing that the boys’ legacy at Ole Miss has not faded.

On Oct. 30, 2011, Sam Clayton Kelly, Walker Kelly and Mason Wilbanks were killed in a one-vehicle accident on their way back to Oxford after surprising their families with a weekend trip home to Madison.

October 25, 2012

It is that time of year again, folks: Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner to scare the pants right off you. But in all seriousness, Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I thought once I went to college, I would have to retire my enthusiasm for Halloween, but actually, it got even better.

October 24, 2012

Dear Editor,

Sometimes policy problems can be resolved at a low cost, sometimes installing a stop light could go far in making our lives safer. I’ve seen countless accidents at the intersection between Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6, near Waller Funeral Home. The intersection is the only access to the city of four major neighborhoods, so heavy traffic enters the ramp into an equally heavily trafficked highway. People are distracted and don’t expect other motorists to stop at the yield sign, and thus rear-end.

October 14, 2012

Despite the fact that it came in second to “Hotel Transylvania” at the box office this weekend (damn you, Adam Sandler), “Looper” is a movie that everyone should be seeing, loving and trying to wrap their minds around.

October 8, 2012

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.
Some students feel safe be- lieving the campus will be able to handle it in any way.
“Nobody is ready for a bomb threat, but I believe the campus and the students would be able to follow the directions pretty well,” said Ian Ford, a political science sophomore.

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.

September 25, 2012

Texas Longhorn fans were forced to reach deep into their pockets to secure housing in a town where space is already limited for its students and residents. 

Texas Longhorn fans were forced to reach deep into their pockets to secure housing in a town where space is already limited for its students and residents. 
 
Oxford had been preparing for a burnt orange invasion since the highly anticipated matchup was announced more than a year ago. With only nine hotels located in the city limits, there were major concerns about how Oxford would accommodate the extra 60,000 people.
 

September 21, 2012

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Paul composed his winning work, a collection of short stories, as his senior thesis for the honors college. He became the fourth Portz Scholar produced by the honors college since 2002. Each spring, one honors thesis is selected and sent to the NCHC as a contender for the Portz. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, dean of the honors college, said the honors college has to choose one thesis from the 100 or more submitted.

September 20, 2012

 
In light of the recent Harvard academic scandal in which more than 125 students were caught cheating on their final exam, many major media outlets openly questioned the merits of a modern college education. In a Sept. 6 editorial piece, The Boston Globe claimed that a college education has “become a transaction: a means of earning a degree for your résumé, rather than a place to explore the life of the mind.”
While I must admit that I completely disagreed with The Globe’s piece at first, in retrospect, I think they have a point.

September 20, 2012

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 
 
It’s the first game for the Green Wave since the injury to senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine during a game against Tulsa on Sept. 8. A New Orleans native, Walker is a cell and molecular biology major who earned a football scholarship after walking on to the team in 2009 and started the first two games this season for Tulane.
 

September 17, 2012

As the Major League Baseball season comes to an end, there are five former Ole Miss Rebels making their mark in the big leagues. The Daily Mississippian’s Tyler Bischoff gives an update on how each of the five guys have done this year.

 
Zack Cozart – Cincinnati Reds – Shortstop
 

September 17, 2012

“I don’t know what I would do. I would probably go to another school.” Kristen Waldrop, Junior Journalism Major
“I think I personally would have supported it because I think that it is very important to be progressive and to pay attention to what is happening now.” Haleigh Newman, Sophomore English Major
“I’m sure I would be fearful if there were only a few like me on campus. It would be hard to feel empowered if I were in that small of a minority.” Deidra Jackson, Instructor of Journalism
“I would have supported it whole-heartedly” Dr. James Bos, Instructor of Religion

September 13, 2012

With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions officially wrapped up, many political analysts refer to the next few weeks as the figurative “home stretch” of the presidential race. Less than two months remain until the Nov. 5 election, and most major polls show President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney either neck and neck with results comfortably within the margin of error, or with President Obama edging out Romney by only a few points.
So what does this mean for the average citizen? Our votes will count more than ever this fall.