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November 13, 2012

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Byrd will require a series of blood transfusions and is in need of donations through Mississippi Blood Services.

She requires AB+ plasma, which can only be donated by males, and blood of all types. However, AB+ and O+ types are especially needed.

November 12, 2012

Character is what you do when no one is watching. We have all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but our generation has a much higher hurdle to jump to live up to these words.

November 12, 2012

Character is what you do when no one is watching. We have all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but our generation has a much higher hurdle to jump to live up to these words.

November 8, 2012

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.

The 2012 Presidential Election has been called “The Social Media Election,” and the essence of that label played itself out in the disturbance on campus at The University of Mississippi. The events Tuesday have stirred up controversy, both on a regional and national level.
 

November 8, 2012

In one word, I was shocked.
Shocked like so many other members of the Ole Miss family — students, alumni, faculty and staff — when I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that protests had occurred on campus in the wake of President Obama’s re-election. But as I read articles, Facebook posts and Twitter feeds documenting the blatant use of racial slurs towards not only the president, but other Ole Miss students, my shock turned into anger. And my anger turned into shame.

October 14, 2012

 
With the start of basketball season less than a month away, the Ole Miss athletics department generated excitement with Square Jam. On Friday night, following the homecoming parade, the men’s and women’s basketball teams began practice for the season outside on the Square, where a portable basketball court was set up in front of City Hall, along with lights, speakers and a smoke machine.

 
With the start of basketball season less than a month away, the Ole Miss athletics department generated excitement with Square Jam. On Friday night, following the homecoming parade, the men’s and women’s basketball teams began practice for the season outside on the Square, where a portable basketball court was set up in front of City Hall, along with lights, speakers and a smoke machine.
 

September 4, 2012

Tweeting has become second nature for some of us. You tweet what your friend wore to a party the night before, you tweet what you wore to the same party and then you tweet who looked better.
Tweeting has become a vital part of our social, personal and professional lives. Next to Facebook, it’s that all-important action that keeps you connected and pertinent in this digital world in which we live.

September 4, 2012

Tweeting has become second nature for some of us. You tweet what your friend wore to a party the night before, you tweet what you wore to the same party and then you tweet who looked better.
Tweeting has become a vital part of our social, personal and professional lives. Next to Facebook, it’s that all-important action that keeps you connected and pertinent in this digital world in which we live.

August 29, 2012

Breaking news images from DM reporters in the field. 

 
Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but now severe thunderstorms threathen the coast. 
Statewide more than 30,000 homes are without power, but Gov. Phil Bryant says fortunately there have been no reports of injury or death as of Wednesday night. 
We continue to follow the latest on Isaac. Check for updates here on theDMonline.com, NewsWatch 99, Twitter (@thedm_news), Instagram (@thedm_news) and Facebook.com/TheDailyMississippian. 

August 22, 2012

Maybe privacy is overrated. Maybe asking someone if you can use their personal opinions as endorsements is just a common courtesy that’s outdated in this digital and technological world that we now live in.
And maybe Republican Todd Akin will be the keynote speaker at the next National Organization for Women’s conference too. Right after Akin congratulates Joe Biden on shooing himself and President Obama right back into the White House with his winning speech at a recent Virginia rally.

August 17, 2012

The Ole Miss football team had another successful practice on Friday morning inside the friendly confines of the Indoor Practice Facility, and afterwards, head coach Hugh Freeze received some good news.

The Ole Miss football team had another successful practice on Friday morning inside the friendly confines of the Indoor Practice Facility, and afterwards, head coach Hugh Freeze received some good news.
 
The Rebels received word that Channing Ward -- one of Ole Miss' most high-profiled signees -- had been cleared by the NCAA and will now join the team. Ward can begin practicing in full pads on Tuesday. 
 
Freeze described the process as frustrating. 
 

July 16, 2012

 

The 2012 Ole Miss baseball recruiting class took yet another hit last Thursday night when Rebel signee Ty Hensley announced he had agreed to terms to sign with the New York Yankees.

Hensley, who was drafted with the number 30 overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June, announced the decision via Twitter.

 

July 11, 2012

 
Beginning this column with “When I was in high school” just didn’t seem like the most attention-getting way of making a point. However, it’s unavoidable, due to the content. So, let me apologize up front. 

May 31, 2012

As students at one of the nation’s top party schools, many of us are familiar with the concept “liquid courage.” We, or someone we know, have had a few drinks and subsequently acted with gusto in a way we would not have acted without the help of alcohol.
The Internet, its allowance of anonymity and the creation of “false distance” have revolutionized what I call “digital courage.” This is the courage we have to say and do things through digital media that we normally would not say or do in face-to-face interaction.

May 3, 2012

Control what you can control. That’s the number-one thing I have learned and will take away from this past year as sports editor. And suffice it to say, there were a lot of things, both on the field and in the newsroom, that were beyond my control this past year. I learned more about life this past year than in all 16 years of school combined. Student journalism is an experience in duality. You bear the same responsibilities and are held to the same standards — or I at least hold myself and my staff to the same standards — as professionals, while also balancing the academic, fraternity and social life of most other college students. There have been a lot of stress-filled days and sleepless nights, but I am better journalist and person now than I was at this time last year.

 

April 23, 2012

 

Last week, the U.S. media circuit was abuzz after Hilary Rosen, a prominent Washington insider and well-known adviser to many members of the Democratic Party, made an insensitive statement in which she said that the Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, “had never worked a day in her life.” 

March 27, 2012

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era.

 

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era. 

March 27, 2012

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era.

 

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era. 

March 2, 2012

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media. 

 

Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of American idealism, but as technology evolves that freedom is becoming more difficult to regulate. Its latest obstacle: social media.  

Social media policies are being created across the nation for elementary/secondary education, but Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said it is different for higher education institutions such as the University of Mississippi.

February 29, 2012

 

During the day, business and language major Evan Morrison seems like a normal graduate student. He gets up at 7 a.m. to walk his puppy. After breakfast, he either rushes to work at his father’s seafood shop or goes to work with Ole Miss First as a graduate assistant. He then attends class from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in an attempt to finish his master’s degree in May. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to meetings with the Associated Student Body and the Graduate Student Council.

 

During the day, business and language major Evan Morrison seems like a normal graduate student. He gets up at 7 a.m. to walk his puppy. After breakfast, he either rushes to work at his father’s seafood shop or goes to work with Ole Miss First as a graduate assistant. He then attends class from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in an attempt to finish his master’s degree in May. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to meetings with the Associated Student Body and the Graduate Student Council.

February 12, 2012

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a $13.99 per month condom subscription — just sayin’. Or how about for the “college” woman, a flask made in the shape of a pair of ruby-red lips. Is that a subtle hint that females enrolled in institutions of higher learning drink too much? 

 

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a $13.99 per month condom subscription — just sayin’. Or how about for the “college” woman, a flask made in the shape of a pair of ruby-red lips. Is that a subtle hint that females enrolled in institutions of higher learning drink too much? 

February 5, 2012

As I come closer to the end of my journey at Ole Miss and move into the professional world, I have become exceedingly thoughtful about my communication with friends, family and colleagues, or the lack thereof. 

 

As I come closer to the end of my journey at Ole Miss and move into the professional world, I have become exceedingly thoughtful about my communication with friends, family and colleagues, or the lack thereof. 

I have recently become puzzled by the fact that I only get to know some people on the surface. I often find myself questioning whether or not I have a desire to get to know people better, or is it that we live in a society where social networks inhibit our ability to get to know people beyond what meets the eye?