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We hear it all the time: “Bullying is a major problem in America.” 

Zoom-Zoom finally comes to small crossovers, and it’s in the form of the new Mazda CX-5.

Something isn’t right. I’m not used to this feeling, and I don’t trust it.

We are often obsessed with the next great diet or approach to health and fitness.


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.

So the Oscars were Sunday night, and wouldn’t you know it, my pick in last week’s column to win Best Picture was wrong.  

Kimbrely Dandridge wasn’t trying to make history when she decided to run for Associated Student Body president at the University of Mississippi.

For years, the Toyota Camry has been the symbol of complacency. People didn’t buy a Camry for its nifty features, nice interior or attractive design because, well, it didn’t have any of those things. They bought a Camry because of its reliability, quality and affordability and because almost everyone else had one.

Rick Santorum is a sick, sick man.

A short intercession class brought eight Ole Miss students to a foreign country with a much slower-paced lifestyle, an experience that led them to people with much less than the average American, but who were grateful nonetheless.

A couple of steps after the astronomy exhibit, a large horned mask greets visitors to the African Art exhibition at the University of Mississippi Museum.

Moon Taxi is no stranger to Oxford, and the band is coming back with its first appearance at The Lyric on Feb. 23.


Graceland Too – where to start?  

The electric car is no longer exclusive to Southern California. It has finally made its way down to Mississippi, and it comes in the form of the Nissan Leaf.

I love buzz bands. I love them more than most Americans should, but they always follow the same pattern: a leaked single that stuns everyone, an album that gets placed on many critics’ album-of-the-year lists, extreme overexposure and then a second album that about 10 people buy.

So the Academy Awards are Sunday and millions of people will tune in to see which movies will win – many of which they probably haven’t even seen.

Oh, hey, I didn’t hear you come in over the sound of my world imploding. No, it’s no big deal, really. I only have 100 other important graded assignments I should be doing right now. I can certainly take time out of my busy schedule to entertain all of you comedy-starved barbarians. No biggie.

I did it. I finally did it. I cracked through the nearly impenetrable wall that separates the realm of show business from the world of mere mortals. For months, I’ve searched in vain for the proper way to get access into this elusive and elite group of individuals. Then, just when I had given up all hope of elevating myself in this cold, cold world, an opportunity presented itself that would change my life forever. I am no longer one of the simple common folk. I am Hollywood elite now. A god among men. I, Andy Paul, was a volunteer at a small-town film festival.

As the groundhog confirmed, we’re not escaping winter easily this year. Sometimes it may seem like each day spent inside during the cold months is a carbon copy of the last. Luckily, though, artistic originality and creativity don’t have to hibernate as Southside Gallery’s Winter’s Ink exhibit can help spring feverish viewers to remember.

What can I say about George Lucas that hasn’t already been screamed at movie screens by angry nerds for the past 15 years?  He’s responsible for some of the most thrilling and spectacular cinematic moments that you remember from your childhood. However, I doubt there’s ever been a person born more completely unable to leave well enough alone than George Lucas.

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. 

Nashville band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors makes an almost yearly visit to Oxford.

The Oxford Film Festival (OFF) and Oxford Music Festival (OMF) combined this year, which benefited both in their mission to entertain from Thursday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 12. The festival kicked off at The Lyric of Oxford with Thacker Mountain Radio and this year’s OFF community film. 

Disclaimer: Yes, I know I’m speaking in a lot of generalizations here. Yes, I know that not all women enjoy nauseatingly sappy and emotionally manipulative chick flicks, but most of them do