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August 29, 2012

The Office of Sustainability is getting ready to kick off its new recycling campaign for the upcoming football season. Students that volunteer to help promote the Green Grove program will be rewarded with prime seating. According to Assistant Director of Office Sustainability Anne McCauley, the Grove and Circle produced 435 tons of garbage last year. McCauley said that only four tons of that garbage was recycled, a number that she and the Sustainability Office wish to improve 

The Office of Sustainability is getting ready to kick off its new recycling campaign for the upcoming football season. Students that volunteer to help promote the Green Grove program will be rewarded with prime seating. According to Assistant Director of Office Sustainability Anne McCauley, the Grove and Circle produced 435 tons of garbage last year. McCauley said that only four tons of that garbage was recycled, a number that she and the Sustainability Office wish to improve.

August 23, 2012

Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.

 
Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.

August 20, 2012

Mosquitoes. Hordes of them. Thousands, no-millions. As thick as the night sky, they descended like the blood-thirsty vengeance of mother nature herself. For six long hours we suffered through the plague of insects. I tried everything I could think of. We emptied a can of 40 percent Deet repellant. We wrapped ourselves in our hammocks. At one point I even tried burying myself and smearing my body with mud.

 
Mosquitoes. Hordes of them. Thousands, no-millions. As thick as the night sky, they descended like the blood-thirsty vengeance of mother nature herself. For six long hours we suffered through the plague of insects. I tried everything I could think of. We emptied a can of 40 percent Deet repellant. We wrapped ourselves in our hammocks. At one point I even tried burying myself and smearing my body with mud. 

July 10, 2012

 
Lowering the Bar
Trenton Winford
tgwinford@bellsouth.net
 

April 25, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warm and the Double Decker Arts Festival is looming on the horizon. On Friday and Saturday, the Square will be filled with food, art vendors, music and people from all over.

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warm and the Double Decker Arts Festival is looming on the horizon. On Friday and Saturday, the Square will be filled with food, art vendors, music and people from all over.
“The festival continues to grow each year, and we hope this year will be the largest celebration ever,” Mary-Kathryn Herrington, festival director, said. “We have made some improvements and really stepped up our game this year and can’t wait to share it with all the people who love this festival.”

April 18, 2012

I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. Really, I have never even had the desire. I understand and have researched the health related problems that are linked to smoking. In this same column a few weeks ago, I called for the Mississippi Legislature to raise the state cigarette tax.

Based on that, one would think that I would be in favor of a campus wide smoking ban. However, I am not.

March 26, 2012

Ole Miss may soon be the home to a local food bank.
“Sometimes it’s easy to think only the wealthy go to school here,” Leslie Banahan said Monday afternoon as she and other University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students discussed how they could add a food bank to the campus.

Ole Miss may soon be the home to a local food bank.
“Sometimes it’s easy to think only the wealthy go to school here,” Leslie Banahan said Monday afternoon as she and other University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students discussed how they could add a food bank to the campus.
The Ole Miss Food Bank is going to be a place for students who are hungry to get food, Banahan, who is the assistant vice chancellor of student affairs, said

March 25, 2012

This past weekend was a very busy one for the Ole Miss campus. Everything was happening in a three-day time frame. Philanthropic events, junior preview day, spring parties and everything in between.

 

This past weekend was a very busy one for the Ole Miss campus. Everything was happening in a three-day time frame. Philanthropic events, junior preview day, spring parties and everything in between.

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.

February 26, 2012

At the 2012 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring convocation, before public radio personality Garrison Keillor even took the stage, the packed crowd had reason to cheer for the two Barksdale Award winners.

 

At the 2012 Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring convocation, before public radio personality Garrison Keillor even took the stage, the packed crowd had reason to cheer for the two Barksdale Award winners.

“The brightest stars have always been our students,” said University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.

Two honors students, Cara Thorne and Ena Wei, were presented with $5,000 awards to complete projects that combine personal meaning and global impact. 

February 26, 2012

With yesterday being the first Sunday of Lent, it is only appropriate to write what is first on many people’s minds (other than Spring Break). For some reason, some of my friends think Lent is only observed by Catholics. I’m not Catholic; my whole family is actually Presbyterian. This season is a time for all Christ-believers, even those who do not consider themselves Christian but are wanting to learn more about God and the Church.

 

With yesterday being the first Sunday of Lent, it is only appropriate to write what is first on many people’s minds (other than Spring Break). For some reason, some of my friends think Lent is only observed by Catholics. I’m not Catholic; my whole family is actually Presbyterian. This season is a time for all Christ-believers, even those who do not consider themselves Christian but are wanting to learn more about God and the Church.

February 23, 2012

Greek life at the University of Mississippi has always been one of the many things for which the university is known, but there is a new form of Greek life that is on the rise at Ole Miss: Christian Greek organizations.

 

Greek life at the University of Mississippi has always been one of the many things for which the university is known, but there is a new form of Greek life that is on the rise at Ole Miss: Christian Greek organizations.

In 1985 Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX, pronounced ‘buxs’) was founded at the University of Texas at Austin as a Christian fraternity. Three years after, Sigma Phi Lambda (Phi Lamb) was founded as a Christian sorority.

February 12, 2012

I enjoyed a lengthy conversation this past week with a university administrator, simply to catch up and talk about the great things going on at Ole Miss. During that time, I shared with him some of my favorite parts of the university, one of them being the opportunities made available to students. Our university opens all doors to all students, and we each have the tools needed to garner success in four years time.

 

 

I enjoyed a lengthy conversation this past week with a university administrator, simply to catch up and talk about the great things going on at Ole Miss. During that time, I shared with him some of my favorite parts of the university, one of them being the opportunities made available to students. Our university opens all doors to all students, and we each have the tools needed to garner success in four years time.

January 29, 2012

This past weekend was a proud one for the Ole Miss campus. Ten outstanding students were inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining countless others who have contributed effort and energy into their time here as undergraduates.

 

This past weekend was a proud one for the Ole Miss campus. Ten outstanding students were inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining countless others who have contributed effort and energy into their time here as undergraduates.

November 28, 2011

 

To the Editor: 

 

This letter is in response to the articles covering the Penn State sexual abuse scandal.

Nothing could be more nauseating than a topic like this. This scandal absolutely sickens me. There are actually several issues of concern here.

November 17, 2011

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization devoted specifically to homeless families and at-risk homeless families in Lafayette Country, recently opened its doors.

 

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, a Christian non-profit organization devoted specifically to homeless families and at-risk homeless families in Lafayette Country, recently opened its doors. 

It has developed two shelters in the Oxford area to push struggling families toward self-reliance and stability through life-skills training, mentoring and supportive housing.

October 30, 2011

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

 

The annual Adopt-A-Basket fundraiser has returned again this holiday season to provide a meal for needy families over the holiday break.

University of Mississippi students, faculty and anyone in the Oxford/Lafayette community can drop off food donations in the Student Union Ballroom Nov. 14 to 18 to fill baskets that will be delivered to underprivileged families around the Oxford/Lafayette area. A food collection will also take place in local grocery stores from Nov. 13 to 15. The baskets will be delivered during the week of Nov. 14.

October 20, 2011

 

Ole Miss students are generally known for being top partiers, having an involved Greek life and frequenting bars. 

But two University of Mississippi students, Kristin Volker and Abby Olivier, are adding something else to that title: charitable. 

Volker, a sophomore, and Olivier, a senior, have established the Ole Miss chapter of ONE, a non-partisan activist group that works toward bringing awareness to the hardships faced in Africa.

October 18, 2011

 

The Ole Miss Bookstore has been praised and shunned by students recently, but until yesterday students had no way to express their feelings about the establishment other than old-fashioned complaining to the manager.

Ole Miss Bookstore brand ambassador Ashley D. Ball was in the bookstore Monday offering students a chance to get a free cup of coffee, while voicing their opinions about the bookstore at the same time.

“We want to change the perception people have of the bookstore here,” she said.

October 17, 2011

 

The Memory Garden Project has been the dream of many people at the University of Mississippi for years, and it has finally become a reality.

The Ole Miss community is close-knit, and when students lose their lives while enrolled, there is a lasting effect. The memory garden will be a place where students, faculty and staff, alumni and anyone from the Oxford community can reflect on lives lost.

October 9, 2011

 

Three University of Mississippi students ventured far from Mississippi state lines and called Cape Town, South Africa their home this summer. 

These students traveled to Cape Town with Global LEAD to participate in service projects and leadership activities while earning study abroad credits.

Alden Treadway, Gabe Bush and Shelby Ausband, along with nearly 100 other students from around the country left for Cape Town on May 16 and spent more than five weeks with local families and children while promoting service projects in their towns.

September 26, 2011

Every September RAINN, or Rape Abuse Incest National Network, goes out to different big cities and campuses to promote protection from sexual assault.
Elwyn Lopez directed the “RAINN Day” event at Ole Miss this year.
“As a journalist, I believe you should shine light on issues that are unspoken and that most people don’t really talk about,” Lopez, a journalism senior, said.
This year was Lopez’s first time working with RAINN, but it was not her first charity work.

September 22, 2011

It is time to stop singing in the shower and sing for real.
Donald Trott, director of choral activities, thinks anyone with a voice should be heard.
“You do not have to be a music major or anything like that to participate in the choirs,” he said.
The choral program at Ole Miss is made up of Concert Singers, Women’s Glee, Men’s Glee, Women’s Ensemble and University Chorus, which is the Men’s and Women’s Glee combined.

September 22, 2011

Three University of Mississippi students recently traveled to Africa to provide meals for underprivileged children and are planning another trip in 2012.
Katherine Russell, Leigh Kaiser and Trevor Williams came together through a “Feed the Hunger” sponsored Pack-a-thon in Oxford last year.