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We see the photographs in every fashion magazine, showcasing the latest trends and styles in intriguing and interesting ways, but who is behind the camera? 

“The Rum Diary” can be somewhat difficult to wrap your head around. 

The university offers assistance to those students who register with Student Disability Services.

Well folks, it’s Halloween, and since I’m sure you’ll all be spending this most glorious of holidays sitting at home watching TV, I thought I’d do you a solid and recommend some horror flicks. 

Hyundai has had great success in recent years, in part because it has been willing to take chances on exciting, enthusiast-oriented vehicles while its Japanese counterparts have relied on more conservative designs and clinging to their reputation for value and reliability.


I’ve mentioned in previous columns that I know next to nothing about football. 

I’ve watched an entire Superbowl once from start to finish – and even then it was more of a self-dare than anything else. 

Likewise, I know almost nothing about the time-honored tradition in Oxford known as the Grove. 

I went twice during my freshman year, if memory serves me correctly. Both times ended in mini-panic attacks that required the use of an inhaler I had at the time. 

With the C.A.R.E. Walk and the “Komen on the Go” bus making a stop at the University of Mississippi, Oxford seems to have grown into a community totally dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness. 

Meditation is often thought of as a practice belonging solely to Eastern religions. However, most religions have some form of meditation practice.
Today, there is evidence of meditation being a healthy practice for all, especially those of us who are overwhelmed by school and work.  
To meditate, one must simply clear his or her mind, breathe deeply and relax; it’s about learning to focus on the present instead of living in the past or the future.
There are many different forms of meditation.  

Tonight, 89 female contestants will compete for the title of “Most Beautiful.”


A new year of college brings new experiences, and for those concerned with graduation, each year comes with worries about what to do in preparation for a career.

Career planning specialist Vera V. Chapman has formulated the key things that will help students breathe a little easier when their college experience comes to an end.

Tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 26, the University of Mississippi Tau Eta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta will host its second annual “Stroll for Hope: Walk for Autism,” in efforts to raise autism awareness. 

As summer has officially faded into the colder weather of autumn, I assumed the days of Nike shorts, comically large T-shirts and polos would be only a memory of yesterday.


The other night, as I played the video game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” I was forced to make a decision. 

I successfully discovered the leader of the terrorist organization that had infiltrated the medical facility I worked for, and I had to decide if I wanted to fight or try to talk him into leaving peacefully. The catch: He had a hostage, and her life depended on my decision.

“Kill him! Kill him!” my roommate was yelling beside me.

“But if I do that, she’ll die too,” I told him.


Chances are, most of you reading this can’t drive a car with a manual transmission. 

This is because less than 10 percent of all new cars sold today come equipped with one. After all, why would you want to waste your time manually shifting gears and worrying about a clutch when they have this nifty transmission that can do it all for you? 

There are also many semi-automatic transmissions for the auto enthusiast or weekend racer that can shift faster than any human being and provide faster acceleration and track times.  


Confession: I’ve never seen the original “Footloose,” so I walked into the remake with a clean slate.  

I was even prepared to like it just fine because occasionally I enjoy feel-good movies where singing and dancing solve all the world’s problems.  

If “Footloose” had just stuck with that idea, it might have been a good movie, or at least a passable one.  


In the prolific fashion-oriented movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” Nigel, the art director of Runway magazine, declares that “(Fashion is) greater than art because you live your life in it.”  

What are the truths in this statement?

First of all, fashion is an art form — it is part of our expressive culture as human beings.  

It is impossible to make a clothing decision that “exempts you from the fashion world” (as declared by Miranda in the aforementioned film).


University of Mississippi journalism professor Robin Street came up with the idea to host an event to celebrate minorities in race, ethnic origin, disability and sexual orientation in April, while also shedding light on bullying. That event was Diversity Rocks.

On Oct. 5, Diversity Rocks won “Best in Show” from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) at the yearly Lantern competition, which recognizes the best professional work from public relations professionals in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.


While you were screaming for the home team to win, they were screaming for the government to listen. 

On Saturday, Oct. 15, while thousands of people milled through the Grove and Circle on their way to a football game, a small but mighty group of people gathered in Memphis to combat the economic corruption in the United States. They call themselves Occupy Memphis, a branch among many being established around the country stemming from the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. 


It has been a long, tough road of campaigning for this year’s homecoming court seats. 

After plastering students with stickers of support, constant handouts of flyers and rallies of support on every corner of campus, the winners will take their stand in front of thousands of screaming fans on Nov 12.

For some students, this moment is the end of the homecoming court’s journey.


The thing about “The Thing” is, among other things, that it has a valid reason for being an obvious cash grab for the money-hungry remake machine.  

It’s perfectly logical to have a prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic of the same name, as early on in that film our American researchers in Antarctica discovered a Norwegian base camp that had apparently come under siege by a particularly gnarly alien creature that can perfectly replicate any organic life form.  


Most members of the Ole Miss and Oxford community are unaware of the local farmers and rich agriculture that surrounds Oxford.

A food policy class at the University of Mississippi is hoping to change that with Food Day, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.


Oxford often finds itself in national headlines, mostly due to the University of Mississippi. The school has been named one of the best places to work and one of the most beautiful campuses. Oxford itself has also been named one of the coolest college towns.

However, there is another accolade Oxford has received that may be surprising to some people.

Over the past 10 years, the college town has been on various lists as one of the top places to retire. 


The Chevrolet Spark will arrive in the United States and Canada in 2012 as a 2013 model. Chevrolet’s mini-car has been sold in Europe and South Korea since 2010, where it has seen modest success.

The Spark is built in South Korea by GM Korea which was formerly Daewoo (remember those?) and is meant to appeal, as all mini-cars are, to young urban dwellers.  


Theater season is now in full swing, with performances of both amateur and professional levels filling the multiple spaces of the University of Mississippi campus.

This weekend and next, Ole Miss Theatre can be seen in Meek Auditorium with the first “Second Stage” show of the season: “Some Girl(s),” directed by Rory Ledbetter.

Second Stage, while sounding demeaning, is a new experiment from the theater department that more closely resembles the Off-Broadway productions of New York.