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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.

June 19, 2012

 
During weakened economic times, policymakers in Washington, D.C., are constantly considering budget cuts. 

April 18, 2012

When most people think of the opera, words like jazz, Marxism, risqué or social themes dealing with corporate greed, poverty or the subjugation of women don’t come to mind. Another two words that don’t appear to be synonymous are opera and Mississippi.

 

When most people think of the opera, words like jazz, Marxism, risqué or social themes dealing with corporate greed, poverty or the subjugation of women don’t come to mind. Another two words that don’t appear to be synonymous are opera and Mississippi.

However, upon seeing “The Threepenny Opera” at Meek Auditiorium, conventional ideas about opera should be reevaluated. 

March 18, 2012

Just so you know before you read, I do not live in Gregg Harper’s district and do not agree with him on most political issues.

 

Just so you know before you read, I do not live in Gregg Harper’s district and do not agree with him on most political issues.

Along with student body presidents from three other Mississippi public universities, I recently traveled to Washington, D.C., for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference.

March 8, 2012

Last Sunday on an episode of “The Firm” (a television show based on John Grisham’s novel by the same name), a U.S. Army-man’s son was murdered by the federal government; he was assassinated in a Washington, D.C. suburb due to his associations with terrorists and as a means to stop the son from bombing a D.C. landmark.

 

Last Sunday on an episode of “The Firm” (a television show based on John Grisham’s novel by the same name), a U.S. Army-man’s son was murdered by the federal government; he was assassinated in a Washington, D.C. suburb due to his associations with terrorists and as a means to stop the son from bombing a D.C. landmark.

The father, with the help of the show’s protagonist attorney, made efforts to get information about the killing from the government using a Freedom of Information Act Request. 

February 16, 2012

A civil rights activist who was once an advocate against Mississippi’s poverty and racial discrimination is returning to the state to discuss her journey of defending Americans, especially children. 

A civil rights activist who was once an advocate against Mississippi’s poverty and racial discrimination is returning to the state to discuss her journey of defending Americans, especially children.  

February 8, 2012

Sallie Mae, a loan company that is not sponsored by the government, implemented a new policy of charging graduated students a $50 fee for forbearance on their student loans.
The new penalty has sparked an online petition on Change.org, with 114,714 signatures as of Monday afternoon. The petition was created by Stef Gray, a former student from Brooklyn, N.Y. Gray took out private student loans through Sallie Mae and is currently unemployed.

Sallie Mae, a loan company that is not sponsored by the government, implemented a new policy of charging graduated students a $50 fee for forbearance on their student loans.
The new penalty has sparked an online petition on Change.org, with 114,714 signatures as of Monday afternoon. The petition was created by Stef Gray, a former student from Brooklyn, N.Y. Gray took out private student loans through Sallie Mae and is currently unemployed.

January 25, 2012

It is easy to get comfortable in the “bubbles” of our own little worlds. 

 

It is easy to get comfortable in the “bubbles” of our own little worlds. 

For me, that bubble consisted of my hometown of St. Louis and expanded two and a half years ago to include Oxford when I began the first semester of my freshman year. While everything was new and overwhelming at first, I settled in, made friends and found my stride in the cadence of daily life at Ole Miss.

January 25, 2012

Thousands of protesters gathered Monday morning in Washington, D.C., for the annual march against Roe v. Wade. Naturally, the group was challenged by pro-choice activists at the march, and politicians wasted absolutely no time using this protest for campaigning.

 

Thousands of protesters gathered Monday morning in Washington, D.C., for the annual march against Roe v. Wade. Naturally, the group was challenged by pro-choice activists at the march, and politicians wasted absolutely no time using this protest for campaigning.

January 23, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech nearly 49 years ago, rallying over 200,000 civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech nearly 49 years ago, rallying over 200,000 civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Just over a week ago, Kelly Shannon and a group of University of Mississippi students were recognized for their efforts, this time through community service in King’s name.
King’s legacy lives on through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and observed as far away as Hiroshima.

September 9, 2011

 

Volunteer Oxford, a new volunteer center, is working to turn Sept. 11, a day that most associate with terrorism and fear, into a day symbolizing heroism and strength.

July 25, 2011

 

For a generation that is shaped and characterized by the availability of technology, we sure can miss a lot of news.

June 17, 2011

 

Not many businesses have survived long enough to celebrate their centennial anniversary. The Daily Mississippian has lasted through 18 presidents and six wars, and is one of the oldest and largest student newspapers in the United States.

Those young journalists have gone on to do great things, with many working for newspapers, magazines and other media around the world.

May 3, 2011

Late Sunday night, President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. armed forces. He called the assassination the greatest achievement made thus far in the War on Terror.

“The world is safer. It is a better place because of the death of Osama bin Laden,” Obama said in his address to the nation.

Bin Laden’s death marks the end of a decade-long manhunt that began shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001.

February 21, 2011

Viewers are in for a treat with the new independent comedy “S&M Lawn Care,” a comedic film dives into the world of lawn care where anything can happen.

Viewers are in for a treat with the new independent comedy “S&M Lawn Care,” a comedic film dives into the world of lawn care where anything can happen.

According to director Mark Potts, the film is not meant to take place in reality.  

“It is a unique world the film takes place in, one in which lawn care is warfare and odd sayings and characters are the normal people,” Potts said.

November 1, 2010

For Janice Carr of Abbeville, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro has been a 20-year dream. It is a dream that she has turned into an opportunity to fulfill the dreams of others.

 

For Janice Carr of Abbeville, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro has been a 20-year dream. It is a dream that she has turned into an opportunity to fulfill the dreams of others.

 

September 19, 2010

Many people who know Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope’s music probably think that he has only been playing and touring recently. 

 

Many people who know Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope’s music probably think that he has only been playing and touring recently.

 

Greenwood, however, has been making his own brand of music since his debut in 1992. 

 

July 8, 2010

A few weeks ago, I flew from Washington, D.C., to Lexington. I tried to pack light to avoid checking any bags (my particular airline charges $30 per bag).

 

A few weeks ago, I flew from Washington, D.C., to Lexington. I tried to pack light to avoid checking any bags (my particular airline charges $30 per bag).

 

So of course, I decided to bring along my brand new Amazon Kindle to avoid having to fill my carry-on with a large book.

June 16, 2010

Sandra Beasley, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, will be the fourth summer Poet-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.

 

Sandra Beasley, winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize, will be the fourth summer Poet-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.