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Conversation is the beginning of change. I think.

Writing this column was definitely a challenge for me.

The current debate on campus concerning “The South will rise again” is currently reaching a breaking point.

The news of the potentiality of the elimination of “From Dixie With Love” from the repertoire of the Ole Miss Band is one that struck a most grievous and dissonant chord.

Some of you will find this helpful and some of you will not.

I have a list of issues that I normally don’t like to trouble myself with.

We are not your friends, Chancellor Jones.

It has been just six short years since I had the privilege of telling people I was a senior at Ole Miss.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, is a day which will live in infamy.

Attention all: the Union food court is now open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Why be hypocritical and just eliminate the “chant?”

In spite of the heartbreak that took place this past weekend in Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Rebel faithful, there was one bright spot worth mentioning.

I would like to thank Chancellor Dan Jones for his recent efforts to continue the march of progress here at the University of Mississippi.

I’ve heard stories of a mythical land where its people had certain unalienable rights.

Over my four years at this university, I have grown weary of the often successful attempts of the administration to eradicate time honored traditions.

Over my four years at this university, I have grown weary of the often successful attempts of the administration to eradicate time honored traditions.

So, the stakes have been raised again.

My generation, our generation, is supposedly lost.

It is said we stand for nothing. It is said we lack morals, a good work ethic, appreciation for things, and we don’t know the meaning of the dollar.

The president of the United States has still not made a decision regarding a surge of troops in Afghanistan.

As of Friday, seven strategy sessions have been held between President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In the past few weeks, The DM Editorial Board has closely observed and even publicly responded to the debate surrounding the Associated Student Body’s resolution that encourages the student body to stop chanting, “The South will rise again” during football games.

Every day, I am more impressed with the depth of passion people share for the University of Mississippi, a vibrant and richly diverse community that prides itself on being welcoming and open to all.

(Editor's Note: This is an extension of the article published in the November 1, 2009 edition of The Daily Mississippian. The following is an excerpt from "Why I Returned" by James Meredith, containing pages 20-22. These pages were included in a letter to the Editor by Mr. Meredith.

My heroes are the blacks who have graduated from Ole Miss since 1963.

This being Halloween week, I felt it would be appropriate to write about what would win my vote for “scariest costume” at a party this weekend.