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October 24, 2012

Let me begin this column with a disclaimer: I am not the kind of writer that typically devotes an entire column to complaining about the parking situation on campus.
Frankly, I always find an ample amount of parking by the baseball fields and behind the Ford Center, and choose to park there leisurely instead of fighting for spots behind the Tad Pad with a hundred other students. Sure, it is a little far from the library and some of my classes, but I don’t mind walking.

October 14, 2012

In the darkest corners of Oxford, there are whispered rumors of a new bar that includes personable and interesting folks, a well-stocked jukebox and the best burger and chicken sandwich this writer has ever been able to get his admittedly rotund hands around. This, combined with great drink specials (ask for a Winchester, especially on those tougher days, you’ll thank me), makes Lamar Lounge a hidden gem of Oxford.

In the darkest corners of Oxford, there are whispered rumors of a new bar that includes personable and interesting folks, a well-stocked jukebox and the best burger and chicken sandwich this writer has ever been able to get his admittedly rotund hands around. This, combined with great drink specials (ask for a Winchester, especially on those tougher days, you’ll thank me), makes Lamar Lounge a hidden gem of Oxford.

Located at 1309 N. Lamar, just past the Beacon, Lamar Lounge has captured the hearts of many local Oxford residents.

September 24, 2012

Even though years had passed since James Meredith took one of the most infamous steps on campus, the lingering effects of racism didn’t completely subside.

Even though years had passed since James Meredith took one of the most infamous steps on campus, the lingering effects of racism didn’t completely subside.
 
John Hawkins, Ole Miss’ first black cheerleader, came under fire when he refused to wave the confederate flag after he made the team in 1982. Clara Bibbs, Hawkins’ friend and also an African-American, auditioned but did not make the team.
 

September 16, 2012

 
Saturday was a big day on the Ole Miss campus. The Rebels played host to the Texas Longhorns under the bright lights of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. However, on Saturday morning the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics was home to an event equally as special for Rebel football fans who remember the good ol’ days of Ole Miss football under head coach Johnny Vaught.

 
Saturday was a big day on the Ole Miss campus. The Rebels played host to the Texas Longhorns under the bright lights of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. However, on Saturday morning the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics was home to an event equally as special for Rebel football fans who remember the good ol’ days of Ole Miss football under head coach Johnny Vaught.
 

September 11, 2012

In a recent Newsweek article writer Joel Kotkin argues that Millennials are a “screwed generation.” He asserts that a combination of high student debt loads (recently detailed in The DM) and high unemployment rates yield a disenfranchised group of young Americans, telling NPR’s Tell Me More host Michel Martin that recent college graduates are “going to inherit an enormous debt” run up by the federal, state and local governments — “that they are going to have to pay for.” Millennials face staggering personal and government debt in conjunction w

August 30, 2012

In the first of a weekly feature, The Daily Mississippian football beat writers Bennett Hipp and Matt Sigler, sports editor David Collier and managing editor Austin Miller answer four questions regarding the week's matchup.

 
Bennett Hipp (@bennetthipp), football beat writer: The biggest question mark is how will Hugh Freeze’s up-tempo, no-huddle offense fare in its first game? While the competition level isn’t close to Southeastern Conference level, it’ll be interesting to see if there are some kinks and issues early that have to be worked out. It’s the first chance to see how the offense looks and how it fits the players at Ole Miss in a game setting.
 

July 24, 2012

July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. 

 
July 3 marked the opening of the late Estelle Faulkner’s art exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum. For the next 3 months, 19 of Estelle’s paintings will be on display together for the first time in front of an audience. Estelle was known for giving away her paintings for free and pursued art as an outlet. She also played the piano and enjoyed reading.

July 17, 2012

 
Yesterday, July 16, a column titled “Family > Money” was credited to the wrong writer. The author of the column is named Tim Abram. He is a junior public policy major from Horn Lake. Follow him on Twitter @Tim_Abram.

June 18, 2012

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a new transfer student from Mississippi State University who will be joining us next semester. She was telling me about the troubles of having an intercollegiate relationship.  Many of us have been there, trying to date someone who is two or more hours away, while still under the pressures of balancing your study and work schedule.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a new transfer student from Mississippi State University who will be joining us next semester. She was telling me about the troubles of having an intercollegiate relationship.  Many of us have been there, trying to date someone who is two or more hours away, while still under the pressures of balancing your study and work schedule. Thinking of this reminds me of the “you can only pick two” argument where college gives you three choices but you can only choose two. There is a social life, sleep, and good grades.

June 12, 2012

On June 5th the U. S. Department of Interior endowed federal recognition to the wooded trail in the Bailey’s Woods between the University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak. 

 
On June 5th the U. S. Department of Interior endowed federal recognition to the wooded trail in the Bailey’s Woods between the University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak. 
The winding trail, which William Faulkner trekked onward to the Ole Miss campus or the Square, was named a National Recreation Trail. It is the only Mississippian trail to receive the distinction this year.

April 26, 2012

 

Sports Editor Austin Miller and football beat writer David Collier caught up with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports and author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting on their weekly show “Daytime Fireworks” on Rebel Sports Radio to discuss first-year head football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football program.

 

Sports Editor Austin Miller and football beat writer David Collier caught up with Bruce Feldman from CBS Sports and author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting on their weekly show “Daytime Fireworks” on Rebel Sports Radio to discuss first-year head football coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss football program.

April 25, 2012

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

 

Quarterbacks:

April 24, 2012

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

 

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

 

Defensive ends:

April 11, 2012

I turned in the final draft of my honors thesis collection of short stories last week. It was the culmination of roughly eight months of work, in which time I internally worked out a number of personal demons I have struggled with throughout my teenage and young adult years. 

 

April 9, 2012

The Hearst Awards are given annually to the best student journalists from around the country. This year, Marianna Breland, a public policy senior at the University of Mississippi, found her name among those of other top college journalists, placing fifth in the 2012 enterprise reporting competition. 

 

The Hearst Awards are given annually to the best student journalists from around the country. This year, Marianna Breland, a public policy senior at the University of Mississippi, found her name among those of other top college journalists, placing fifth in the 2012 enterprise reporting competition. 

The Forest native said she was inspired to be a writer by her mother.

April 4, 2012

Usually when you talk about facing a top-ranked Kentucky team, you’re talking about a basketball game. However, this weekend the 10th-ranked Ole Miss baseball team, which just took two of three games from the top-ranked Florida Gators, will head to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked as high as No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball, for a three-game series.

Usually when you talk about facing a top-ranked Kentucky team, you’re talking about a basketball game. However, this weekend the 10th-ranked Ole Miss baseball team, which just took two of three games from the top-ranked Florida Gators, will head to Lexington to take on the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked as high as No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball, for a three-game series.

March 20, 2012

 

The 19th annual Oxford Conference for the Book kicks off this Thursday, March 22, with a lunch and lecture in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library.

March 9, 2012

Today is the last day of classes for Ole Miss students before spring break begins. According to travel writer Kathleen Crislip, approximately 1 million students will be out of school for spring break during the week of March 12. Many of those 1 million plan to travel. If you are one of them, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your residence. 

Today is the last day of classes for Ole Miss students before spring break begins. According to travel writer Kathleen Crislip, approximately 1 million students will be out of school for spring break during the week of March 12.  Many of those 1 million plan to travel. If you are one of them, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your residence. 

March 5, 2012

Oxford may not see a new farmer’s market until next spring.

 

Oxford may not see a new farmer’s market until next spring.

City grant writer Lynn Wilkins accepted the grant on behalf of the city at the Nov. 15, 2011 Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting, and the grant was tabled at the Dec. 6, 2011 meeting.

Mayor Pat Patterson said there were concerns about the grant and that they are still working on farmer’s market ideas and how to use the grant.

“It may be next spring before it gets off the ground,” Patterson said.

February 29, 2012

The Eightfold Path is one of the principal Buddhism teachings; it is the pathway to “enlightenment.” 

 

The Eightfold Path is one of the principal Buddhism teachings; it is the pathway to “enlightenment.” 

February 26, 2012

 

Rowan Oak, the fabled home of legendary writer William Faulkner, is a historic landmark, neighborhood park and popular spot for dogs all in one.

 

Rowan Oak, the fabled home of legendary writer William Faulkner, is a historic landmark, neighborhood park and popular spot for dogs all in one.

For decades, Rowan Oak has served as an iconic landmark, attracting visitors from around the world.

This well-known attraction holds a special place in the heart of Oxford and its residents, said William Griffith, Rowan Oak’s curator.

February 23, 2012

Photo Credit: Jeff Bellante

(Photo credit: Jeff Bellante)

 

The Tony Award-winning musical "Spamalot" is coming to Ole Miss for one night only on Feb. 25.

Photo Credit: Jeff Bellante

(Photo credit: Jeff Bellante)

January 23, 2012

Football beat writer David Collier recently caught up with ESPN.com’s SEC blogger Edward Aschoff, who spoke about the Ole Miss football program and its eventful offseason.

Football beat writer David Collier recently caught up with ESPN.com’s SEC blogger Edward Aschoff, who spoke about the Ole Miss football program and its eventful offseason.

David Collier: Talk about the hiring of Hugh Freeze and what you think it does for Ole Miss to make them a legitimate contender in the SEC West.

October 26, 2011

After freeing two men who were wrongly convicted of murder, a group started by the University of Mississippi Law School has now hit the big screen.

 

After freeing two men who were wrongly convicted of murder, a group started by the University of Mississippi Law School has now hit the big screen.

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics held a screening of the documentary film “Mississippi Innocence” from the Mississippi Innocence Project Tuesday evening.  

The film focused on how MIP freed Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks of Noxubee County in 2008, both of whom were wrongly convicted of murder.