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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.

April 26, 2012

A proposed bill in the Mississippi state legislature hopes to create a 10-year plan that could have a lasting impact on the homeless around Mississippi, as well as the homeless community in Oxford.

 

A proposed bill in the Mississippi state legislature hopes to create a 10-year plan that could have a lasting impact on the homeless around Mississippi, as well as the homeless community in Oxford.

April 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

 

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

In 2010, the Daily Beast researched nine major criminal incidents and came up with the 50 Safest/Most Dangerous college campuses in the country. The statistics account for the previous three calendar years. 

April 9, 2012

Two weeks ago, I began the long, arduous journey that every college student must take — the job hunt. Now, I’m certainly not to the point of looking for a permanent, career-type job. I just need something to do, so my parents see the reasoning in spending my summer in good ‘ole Oxford town.

Two weeks ago, I began the long, arduous journey that every college student must take — the job hunt. Now, I’m certainly not to the point of looking for a permanent, career-type job. I just need something to do, so my parents see the reasoning in spending my summer in good ‘ole Oxford town.

February 21, 2012

Well, our semester is now in full swing. Papers are due, tests are coming up and group presentations have been scheduled. If you’re like me, you’ve also got multiple meetings scheduled during the week, dinner dates, interviews, sporting events, service projects and more meetings.

 

Well, our semester is now in full swing. Papers are due, tests are coming up and group presentations have been scheduled. If you’re like me, you’ve also got multiple meetings scheduled during the week, dinner dates, interviews, sporting events, service projects and more meetings.

I’m not in a fraternity, so I can only imagine how crazy my life would be if Greek life was thrown into the mix as well. 

February 19, 2012

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.
Riskin’s lecture “Obstacles to a Harmonious Society in China: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Imbalance,” was the first discussion for the spring semester’s 2012 Visiting Speakers series sponsored by the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

Last Thursday University of Mississippi students had a plethora of options for on-campus entertainment — the Vanderbilt game, the Associated Student Body candidate debates and a chance to hear renowned economist Carl Riskin speak on the unequal income distribution in China.

February 5, 2012

In an effort to improve the overall quality of the program, Rebel Pedals is in the process of switching from day-by-day use to a longer rental goal.
Shannon Richardson, assistant director of campus recreation, said the original day-use Bike Share program was designed to change the bike culture on campus.

In an effort to improve the overall quality of the program, Rebel Pedals is in the process of switching from day-by-day use to a longer rental goal.
Shannon Richardson, assistant director of campus recreation, said the original day-use Bike Share program was designed to change the bike culture on campus.

February 2, 2012

Last spring I searched through a bookshelf at Goodwill looking for new material. I bought a stack of books, read the ones that most interested me and put the others aside.

 

Last spring I searched through a bookshelf at Goodwill looking for new material. I bought a stack of books, read the ones that most interested me and put the others aside.

I took many classes that spring semester, finding my Psychology 201 course most intriguing, but despite being immensely interested in the material, I found myself longing for a better articulation of how psychology could be applied to my everyday life.

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 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.

August 29, 2011

Not many people would consider the combination of catfish and cheesecake as a tailgate dish, but local chef John Currence is making Ole Miss “groving” known for it.

Not many people would consider the combination of catfish and cheesecake as a tailgate dish, but local chef John Currence is making Ole Miss “groving” known for it.
Currence’s recipe has become a front-runner for the University of Mississippi in the tailgating cookoff contest against the other 11 SEC schools.  

April 1, 2011

For $1, or 82.99 yen, a student, staff or faculty member can help bring some relief to Japan.

For $1, or 82.99 yen, a student, staff or faculty member can help bring some relief to Japan.

February 25, 2011

There’s an episode of “Family Guy” in which Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa interviews an avid cyclist. When she asks him why he’s biking in the rain, he replies that “it’s a great way to stay in shape.”

There’s an episode of “Family Guy” in which Asian reporter Tricia Takanawa interviews an avid cyclist. When she asks him why he’s biking in the rain, he replies that “it’s a great way to stay in shape.”

While it’s true that biking is a fun and easy way to get some exercise, there is a much more effective way to maintain physical fitness: running.

It’s true that running is much more taxing and takes more effort than biking, but there’s a good reason for it: Running is simply more efficient than biking.

February 13, 2011

Empty Bowls, an annual fundraiser for the Oxford Food Pantry, will be held today at the Oxford-University Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Empty Bowls, an annual fundraiser for the Oxford Food Pantry, will be held today at the Oxford-University Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants pay $15 for a bowl of soup, bread, and a bottle of water, with all benefits going to the food pantry. 

February 13, 2011

Recently an incredible number of students have started volunteering for Feed the Hunger.

Recently an incredible number of students have started volunteering for Feed the Hunger. 

Feed the Hunger is a children’s outreach program that feeds starving children in places like Africa, Haiti and Bangladesh. 

The organization holds Pack-A-Thon events throughout the country, bringing people together to pack food. 

Ole Miss has the exciting distinction of being the first ever college campus to host a Pack-A-Thon. 

February 3, 2011

The UM Homeless Outreach will host a chili cookoff to increase awareness about Oxford’s overlooked homeless population.

The UM Homeless Outreach will host a chili cookoff to increase awareness about Oxford’s overlooked homeless population.

Chili Bowl for the Soul will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, in the Student Union.

Jean Shaw, a member of the Oxford homeless task force, said approximately 300 Oxford residents are currently homeless. Of that number, at least half are children.

Haley Hill, a UMHO member who is in charge of the cookoff, said there are students at Ole Miss who are homeless.

October 17, 2010

The Ole Miss Homeless Outreach Program held their first meeting Oct. 6.

 

The Ole Miss Homeless Outreach Program held their first meeting Oct. 6.

 

The program was started last spring by a group of students who wanted to help homeless living in Oxford.

 

October 12, 2010

So, the other day I was driving home from school right behind the tennis courts. It had been a really long day and I was ready to get home and relax before I had to start studying

 

So, the other day I was driving home from school right behind the tennis courts. It had been a really long day and I was ready to get home and relax before I had to start studying.

 

September 14, 2010

In February, I decided to take a semester off with only 18 hours left to go because I realized something.

 

In February, I decided to take a semester off with only 18 hours left to go because I realized something.

 

September 14, 2010

Stress has become an unavoidable part of the modern lifestyle, and students are especially vulnerable to stress for several different reasons.

 

Stress has become an unavoidable part of the modern lifestyle, and students are especially vulnerable to stress for several different reasons.

 

August 27, 2010

 As school begins, students have to start spending a lot of money– tuition, books, rent and housing expenses add up. These expenses are all things students need to take care of in order to go to class. If you’re a member of a fraternity or sorority, there are additional fees, plus the special meal plan. To deal with these expenses, many students apply for jobs, both on and off campus.

 

 As school begins, students have to start spending a lot of money– tuition, books, rent and housing expenses add up. These expenses are all things students need to take care of in order to go to class. If you’re a member of a fraternity or sorority, there are additional fees, plus the special meal plan. To deal with these expenses, many students apply for jobs, both on and off campus.