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November 26, 2012

In President Obama’s first term, 300 drone strikes killed an estimated 2,500 people. Drone strikes are a powerful tool in the war on terror, but they are also a tool without rules.
The New York Times reported yesterday that in the weeks before the presidential election, the Obama administration was scrambling to create guidelines for the use of drones. These rules were to be created in case Obama wasn’t re-elected; the new president would then have a clear set of directives to determine when the use of drone strikes was allowed.

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 7, 2012

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

“It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and it appears I’ll be going back to Washington,” Nunnelee said last night after the election.

November 5, 2012

When the American Consulate in Benghazi was attacked on Sept. 11, the story seemed pretty clear. Demonstrations in the capital, coinciding with the release of a poorly made video mocking the prophet Muhammad, had led to an outburst of violence that killed four Americans, including Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens.

November 5, 2012

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

“Homeowners and landowners put their name on a list, and the selected hunters contact each homeowner or landowner to request permission to hunt on their property,” said Lann Wilf, Mississippi’s North Region biologist.

“That’s really the only viable method in Oxford or any city scenario that you can (use to) control a deer herd.”

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 17, 2012

Right hand placed over my heart. Left arm behind my back. Eyes transfixed on the larger American flag near the north end zone in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
I habitually assume this position as “The Star-Spangled Banner” echoes at the start of each football game. Although “The Star-Spangled Banner” will never appear on the Top 25 Most Played playlist on my iPod, it produces a feeling in me that few other songs can reproduce.

October 4, 2012

The scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Robert “Bob” Herring III recently donated to the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections immortalize daily media accounts of the events surrounding James Meredith and the integration of The University of Mississippi in 1962.

The scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Robert “Bob” Herring III recently donated to the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections immortalize daily media accounts of the events surrounding James Meredith and the integration of The University of Mississippi in 1962.
The three scrapbooks, composed of various news sources including the Oxford Eagle, The Clarion-Ledger and the Jackson Daily News, offer a comprehensive view of integration at Ole Miss.

October 4, 2012

“I believe in segregation like I believe in Jesus.”
The previous statement is entirely fictitious. Admittedly embellished, as well, yet it embodies the ideology of some of those who were strongly opposed to James Meredith enrolling in classes at The University of Mississippi.
Meredith had to overcome more than Ross Barnett’s personal rejection to the university. He had to overcome more than the then-chancellor’s comment that his denial of admittance was not contingent on him “being a Negro.”

October 2, 2012

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night.

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night. “Civil rights is not just a movement, it’s a way of life,” Belafonte said. Chancellor Dan Jones opened the ceremony with a brief statement about the day’s meaning for The Uni- versity of Mississippi. With the help of faculty members and a civil rights committee, headed by university profes- sor Charles Ross, the univer- sity was able to organize a series of events that will continue throughout the year.

October 2, 2012

Musician and Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte, Chan- cellor Dan Jones and Associated Student Body president Kimbrely Dandridge led a walk to commemorate the anniversary of James Meredith’s first day as a student at The University of Mississippi.

Musician and Civil Rights Activist Harry Belafonte, Chan- cellor Dan Jones and Associated Student Body president Kimbrely Dandridge led a walk to commemorate the anniversary of James Meredith’s first day as a student at The University of Mississippi. The walk began at Baxter Hall, where Meredith lived while on campus, and ended at the Lyceum steps. Facing the statue of Meredith, Jones addressed those celebrat- ing the occasion. “The reality of our history is difficult, and we express deep regret that the things that happened here 50 years ago hap- pened to Mr.

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.
 

October 1, 2012

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.
As a little boy in 1962, Martin remembered troops around Oxford, a lot of confusion and “just a prayer for the future.”
The tense and violent atmosphere led his parents’ decision not to walk around town anymore.
Martin lived with his family about two miles away from the university golf course.

October 1, 2012

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi.

Raymond Martin of Atlanta was 9 years old when James Meredith made history as the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi. As a little boy in 1962, Martin remembered troops around Oxford, a lot of confusion and “just a prayer for the future.” The tense and violent atmosphere led his parents’ decision not to walk around town anymore. Martin lived with his family about two miles away from the university golf course. “At that time, we did a lot of walking on the roads,” he said.

September 20, 2012

I’m not paying a poll tax. Oh sorry, wrong time period. I’m not voting unless I get something right now for my effort: instant gratification. There we go – that’s better.

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.

September 10, 2012

What has been a big controversy since the beginning of the school year has received student and faculty responses. On Friday in the Grove, a peaceful, non-violent protest was led by the Facebook group, “Smoke Up The Grove,” started by two Ole Miss law students.

What has been a big controversy since the beginning of the school year has received student and faculty responses. On Friday in the Grove, a peaceful, non-violent protest was led by the Facebook group, “Smoke Up The Grove,” started by two Ole Miss law students. The group invited anyone interested in smoking to smoke during the protest. Also, any non-smokers who were against the ban were welcomed to attend the protest. Ole Miss students and faculty protested the zero-tolerance smoking ban by signing a petition to stop the university from passing the zero-tolerance law.

September 5, 2012

 
Mitt Romney
Born: Detroit, Michigan; March 12, 1947

August 30, 2012

 James Meredith returned to Oxford last night where his journey began 50 years ago, to sign and discuss his new book, “Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America.”

 
 James Meredith returned to Oxford last night where his journey began 50 years ago, to sign and discuss his new book, “Mission from God: A Memoir and Challenge for America.”
“This is the most important event of my life,” Meredith said during his book signing at Off Square Books. 
Meredith is no stranger to important events. Fifty years ago in the fall of 1962 Meredith became the first black student admitted to the University of Mississippi. 

August 23, 2012

When Ronald Reagan ran for president he asked Americans if they were better off than they were four years ago. Americans can answer that question for themselves this time around. The Republican Party poses a much more urgent question this election cycle: How much worse will you be in four years if Barack Obama still resides in the White House?
Believe whatever you want about Mitt Romney, but Paul Ryan is the smartest choice for vice president in nearly 60 years.

August 20, 2012

 
We are in a time of anniversaries. Since 2010 the nation has been honoring the sesquicentennial – or 150th anniversary – of the Civil War, and 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the integration of The University of Mississippi. As the campus community reflects on this monumental moment in our history, it will be imperative that we remember to read between the lines. 

July 24, 2012

This past Friday morning, thousands of Americans across the world woke up to the horrific news that twelve people—many of them children—had been murdered in a mass-shooting at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colo.
The Century 16 Theatre in the Denver suburb had three separate auditoriums full to the brim for the midnight premiere of the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Night Rises.” According to reports, 24 year-old James Holmes entered the facility armed with a AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun.

July 9, 2012

 

July 2, 2012

It’s been 236 years since we told Mother England to have her tea and crumpets without us and Congress approved the final official document that became our Declaration of Independence.

 
It’s been 236 years since we told Mother England to have her tea and crumpets without us and Congress approved the final official document that became our Declaration of Independence. That fact is an absolute. But is that the only thing true about our time-honored tradition of celebrating the “4th”?