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November 11, 2012

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

For those new to Oxford, the double-decker is the red bi-leveled bus seen chauffeuring tourists and locals. The city owns two that it sponsors and maintains.

Morgan Pennington, executive assistant to the mayor, is from Pascagoula but has lived in Oxford since 2004. She has ridden the double-decker twice: once for a football game and once for a wedding.

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 1, 2012

This past Sunday, Oct. 28, was the most important feast on the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Adha festival, the Feast of Sacrifice. By commemorating this event, Muslims are following the footsteps of prophet Ibrahim, who showed willingness to obey Allah (God) in everything, even if he was to slaughter his own beloved son.

October 30, 2012

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

As a producer and writer for both “True Blood” and “Weeds,” Offutt hopes screening the show will explain the process of screen writing to future producers.

Alan Arrivee, theater and screen writing professor, thinks Offutt’s work will give students an experience outside of class to hear insightful comments from Offutt and become inspired.

October 25, 2012

In addition to the 50 year of integration celebration, The University of Mississippi welcomes to its campus the first black United Methodist bishop in the state of Mississippi. 

In addition to the 50 year of integration celebration, The University of Mississippi welcomes to its campus the first black United Methodist bishop in the state of Mississippi.

Bishop James Swanson will be a guest speaker of the Wesley Foundation in the ParisYates Chapel tonight at 7 p.m.

The Wesley Foundation has brought in Swanson as a part of the celebration of 50 years of integration at Ole Miss.

Rev. Eddie Willis, director of the Wesley Foundation, said the timing is “perfect” for the bishop to make an appearance.

October 24, 2012

I was unaware that Greenville, Miss., is the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World,” but all of Camp Looking Glass found this out last Saturday afternoon when we attended the town’s Hot Tamale Festival.
At Camp Looking Glass, each counselor is paired with a camper at functions. Mine is Antoine, a familiar face for a lot of people in this part of the Delta. The “First Annual” Hot Tamale Festival was a meet and greet for him; he rendezvoused with cousins, friends, church members and so on all day.

October 18, 2012

As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a quiet corner, away from the noise, James Meredith sat with friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith’s first on-campus interview in 50 years.

     As Ole Miss and Auburn fans mingled in the Grove and the Circle, in a quiet corner, away from the noise, James Meredith sat with friend Hiram Eastland. In a rare opportunity, they spoke with student journalists, Meredith’s first on-campus interview in 50 years.

October 17, 2012

Oxford Mayor George Patterson and the Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the search for a new Oxford police chief, among other issues prevalent to Oxford businesses.

Oxford Mayor George Patterson and the Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss the search for a new Oxford police chief, among other issues prevalent to Oxford businesses.

A committee was formed to replace current Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin, who is retiring. The committee, along with Patterson, will supervise the screening of applicants and choose the new police chief.

Patterson said he believed that the application period for the position should start Nov. 1, and the window will close around Nov. 15.

October 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy roughly 15 gallons worth of Halloween candy. If you are like me, you tell yourself it’s just in case trick-or-treaters come by, but deep down you really know it’s to consume copious amounts of Reese’s and Milky Way Midnight Darks.
Halloween has always been my favorite pastime. I rarely miss a trick-or-treat opportunity, and luckily with young cousins I still get to relive the childlike wonderment of trick-or-treating.

October 10, 2012

This past Sunday I saw Christian apologetic Larry Taunton speak at First Baptist Oxford. I approached him afterward to discuss the themes of his message, but he was busy greeting others and helping his Fixed Point Foundation sell DVDs he teased at during his sermon. He dismissed himself once those who were interested in purchasing merchandise had dispersed, showing no interest in speaking with me.

October 5, 2012

Retired Bishop Duncan Gray Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is donating a personal collection of documents chronicling the period of integration at The University of Mississippi to the J.D. Williams Library special collection of civil rights history.

Retired Bishop Duncan Gray Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is donating a personal collection of documents chronicling the period of integration at The University of Mississippi to the J.D. Williams Library special collection of civil rights history. The Civil Rights collection housed within the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections contains writings from notable personalities including James Meredith.

October 3, 2012

On Sept. 11, Muslims across the Middle East re- acted to a YouTube trailer for the anti-Islamic movie “In- nocence of Muslims,” pro- duced by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, by burning the U.S. flag, shouting anti-American chants and storming U.S. em- bassies in Sudan, Germany and the United Kingdom.

On Sept. 11, Muslims across the Middle East re- acted to a YouTube trailer for the anti-Islamic movie “In- nocence of Muslims,” pro- duced by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, by burning the U.S. flag, shouting anti-American chants and storming U.S. em- bassies in Sudan, Germany and the United Kingdom. Rather than resorting to violence in response to the video, however, the Muslim community in Oxford aims to inform the public of the peaceful nature of Islamic culture.

October 1, 2012

Fifty years ago to the day, racism and riots engulfed The University of Mississippi campus. Students, faculty and visitors came together Sunday night to commemorate the remarkable accomplishment by James Meredith in 1962. This week celebrates integration at Ole Miss, which began with Meredith’s admission 50 years ago.

Fifty years ago to the day, racism and riots engulfed The University of Mississippi campus.
 
Students, faculty and visitors came together Sunday night to commemorate the remarkable accomplishment by James Meredith in 1962.
 

September 26, 2012

Bill Nye is in the news this week following the release of an online video in which he criticizes the teaching of creationism, calling on parents to “question their beliefs” before passing the philosophy on to children.

September 18, 2012

Students who have a temporary injury that need crutches and other mobility aids are not authorized to request the university’s golf carts for class transportation.

Students who have a temporary injury that need crutches and other mobility aids are not authorized to request the university’s golf carts for class transportation. “The university does not have an internal transportation system to help students get from class to class,” Director of Student Disability Services Stacey Reycraft said.

September 13, 2012

Three weeks ago I met Pat Ward, the preacher presiding over The Orchard, a Christian Methodist church in Oxford, for coffee.
During our conversation we spoke of his church, the doctrine of Christian Exclusivism and the value of faith. Ward was a good sport, letting me play Nietzsche with him and granting me permission to print the results.

September 11, 2012

When President George W. Bush began planning the war in Iraq, he must have known he would face vocal opposition. It’s unlikely that he thought he would be called to face criminal charges for those actions.
This past week, Archbishop Desmond Tutu penned an editorial in the UK’s Observer newspaper calling for just that. The noted South African anti-apartheid activist argued that George Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be called in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and be held accountable for their actions.

August 29, 2012

Picture this: constant sweating, repeated fanning, water bottles lined across desktops like dominoes and long, drawn out sighs. If you pictured yourself in a sauna, you will get partial credit. This imagery is the scene of classrooms in the buildings of Hume, Bishop, Bondurant and Shoemaker.

“There are two set point temperatures for the buildings,” Physical Plant Director Ashton Pearson said. “The winter set point is 68 degrees, and the summer set point is 74 degrees.”
The Energy Management Policy for the University of Mississippi became effective in January 2012. Since then, the summer set point has changed from 78 to 74.
“It’s understood that from the specified set point, the temperature in the building is allowed to drift +/- 2 degrees on either side,” Pearson said.

July 24, 2012

Last week at the Oxford Tourism Council Meeting, positive numbers were released for the most recent figures in tax revenue. 

 
Last week at the Oxford Tourism Council Meeting, positive numbers were released for the most recent figures in tax revenue. For the month of April 2012, hotel and motel taxes collected increased dramatically. The food and beverage tax collected from restaurants also increased.

July 3, 2012

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

In honor of William Faulkner, the man who helped shape the town, the Oxford and Ole Miss community will honor the 50th anniversary of his death this Friday, July 6, with a “William Faulkner Remembrance”, followed by the 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference “Fifty Years After Faulkner,” July 7-11.

May 3, 2012

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

 

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

“I’m a witch,” she said. “That’s the best way I can describe it. I’m kind of a witchy tree-hugger. I don’t worship Satan or ride on brooms. I like cats alive.”

But when Johnston showed up for the event, she was told she couldn’t speak to the middle school students about Wicca.

May 1, 2012

 

During John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in the 1960s, Kennedy found himself under a great deal of scrutiny because of his Roman Catholic background.  Many Republicans attacked Kennedy by saying that if he became president, he would be too heavily influenced by the papacy.  Many feared that this influence would affect the way he would lead the country and would jeopardize America’s longstanding freedom of religion.  

April 19, 2012

The New Student Media Managers have been announced: Elizabeth Beaver, The Ole Miss Editor-In-Chief; Linsdey Malley, Rebel Radio Station Manager; Stewart Pirani, NewsWatch Station Manger; and Emily Roland, The Daily Mississippian Editor-In-Chief

Elizabeth Beaver, The Ole Miss yearbook Editor-In-Chief

 

In August 2012, journalism senior Elizabeth Beaver will start her job as editor-in-chief of The Ole Miss 2013. She finished the 2011-12 yearbook as design editor and was a photographer for The Ole Miss 2011.

Every year, the yearbook staff develops The Ole Miss over a span of eight months. The fall semester is spent developing story ideas and figuring out what activities need to be covered and what is urgent. 

April 16, 2012

As the news of Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the Republican primary race sinks in, the political arena is abuzz, asking what this means for the November presidential election. Even with contenders like Newt Gingrich still in the arena, it would be hard to argue that Mitt Romney is anything but the obvious nominee. Romney’s substantial lead of 666 delegate votes, compared to Gingrich’s 136 as of April 13, only drives this reality home.

 

As the news of Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the Republican primary race sinks in, the political arena is abuzz, asking what this means for the November presidential election. Even with contenders like Newt Gingrich still in the arena, it would be hard to argue that Mitt Romney is anything but the obvious nominee. Romney’s substantial lead of 666 delegate votes, compared to Gingrich’s 136 as of April 13, only drives this reality home.