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The Ole Miss-Tulane game Saturday will not be the only chance the Pride of the South and spirit squads get to perform in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans this weekend. They are taking the field again Sunday to perform the halftime show of the New Orleans Saints-Kansas City Chiefs game.

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number.

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Oxford’s law allowing the sale of alcohol on certain Sundays has gotten mixed reviews from local restaurants. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed to be sold at restaurants on Sundays during Ole Miss football game weekends and holidays that fall on Sunday. While operators prefer to offer their patrons a choice for alcohol, they do not all agree on the impact of profits.

Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer.

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization that recognizes high-achieving individuals, awards students around the nation with more than half a million dollars in scholarships annually.

Jay Levy accomplished something in his first year of teaching that many other teachers take years to achieve. Levy, a 9th- and 10th-grade English teacher at Pisgah High School in Brandon, led his students to a 98.1 percent passing rate on the English II state test, which was the highest in the state of Mississippi for the 2011-12 school year. He was also named Teacher of the Year at Pisgah in the same year.

On Sept. 11, in an attempt to save a prospective $1 million, Congress decided to close six courthouses across the South.

At approximately 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call of a bomb threat involving vehicles at Lexington Pointe apartments off Jackson Avenue, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.

The two-hour parking limit hours on the Square are going to last a little longer starting in mid-October. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen enacted a new city parking ordinance at a regularly scheduled meeting with a unanimous vote after the third reading.

Issac Astill, director of parking and transportation Services, has designated new commuter parking stalls last week after monitoring the Residential West parking area.

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow.

Students who have a temporary injury that need crutches and other mobility aids are not authorized to request the university’s golf carts for class transportation.

“I don’t know what I would do. I would probably go to another school.” Kristen Waldrop, Junior Journalism Major
“I think I personally would have supported it because I think that it is very important to be progressive and to pay attention to what is happening now.” Haleigh Newman, Sophomore English Major
“I’m sure I would be fearful if there were only a few like me on campus. It would be hard to feel empowered if I were in that small of a minority.” Deidra Jackson, Instructor of Journalism
“I would have supported it whole-heartedly” Dr. James Bos, Instructor of Religion

James Silver, a historian, former professor at The University of Mississippi and friend of James Meredith authored a book about his first-hand experience of the riot and protest on Oct. 1, 1962, surrounding Meredith’s entry to the school. “Mississippi: The Closed Society” was published in January 1964; Square Books has been carrying this book since June.

The Ole Miss Department of Political Science will award its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award to A.J. Holloway, mayor of Biloxi, early next month.

Thursday’s runoff election results named Courtney Pearson as Homecoming Queen and Austin Harrison as Col. Reb. With 51.57 percent of the vote, Pearson became the first black homecoming queen in Ole Miss history.

On Oct. 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black student at The University of Mississippi. Before and after his official enrollment, violent riots and hate shook the campus and took the focus off of what Ole Miss was known for at the time — the most successful football program in school history.

Faculty and students are rushing to snag tickets to hear U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. speak at the Honors College fall convocation.

The Chamblee Hospitality Group has announced the closing, complete demolition, rebuilding and reopening of the landmark Downtown Oxford Inn, beginning Dec. 2.

Police and other traffic officials in the area are preparing for a large number of people for the Texas football this game weekend.

When Sidna Brower Mitchell returned to campus from a football game in Jackson on the night of Sept. 30, 1962, she witnessed an event that would not only change the university, but her life as well.

Last night with over 500 people in attendance at the the Lyceum, the results for Homecoming Queen, Colonel Reb and Miss Ole Miss were announced.