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November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

October 29, 2012

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come.
We’ve evolved dramatically in the past several decades but the growth has not come without pains. This university had to endure riots, tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers and the loss of two lives before accepting integration.

October 24, 2012

Hopefully, many of you watched this year’s series of presidential debates on television. I have not been able to catch all of them; however, I have seen the majority, including the vice presidential debate. One facet of every evening that caught my eye was the lack of civility the candidates had towards one another and towards the moderator.

September 13, 2012

Last week Democrats had a chance to come together in massive numbers in Charlotte, N.C., to host our national convention from Sept. 4-7.  I had the distinct pleasure of making the trip with the Mississippi delegation. This year we were treated to powerful party leaders and quite a few upcoming stars, from primetime speakers such as Michelle Obama, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden to the president himself.  By the end of the week, I left not only more informed, but more energized about my party.

September 5, 2012

Since President Obama is in the midst of election mode, he has amped up his attacks on the rich in order to pander to lower-income voters. The president continues to call for an expiration of the Bush tax cuts for those who make over $250,000.
While that is more than what the vast majority of Americans make, it is a far cry from his fight to raise taxes on the millionaires and billionaires only. According to the IRS, 2.7 million Americans earn more than $250,000 a year, but only one-tenth of those make more than $1 million.

September 5, 2012

 
Mitt Romney
Born: Detroit, Michigan; March 12, 1947

August 29, 2012

The Office of Sustainability is getting ready to kick off its new recycling campaign for the upcoming football season. Students that volunteer to help promote the Green Grove program will be rewarded with prime seating. According to Assistant Director of Office Sustainability Anne McCauley, the Grove and Circle produced 435 tons of garbage last year. McCauley said that only four tons of that garbage was recycled, a number that she and the Sustainability Office wish to improve 

The Office of Sustainability is getting ready to kick off its new recycling campaign for the upcoming football season. Students that volunteer to help promote the Green Grove program will be rewarded with prime seating. According to Assistant Director of Office Sustainability Anne McCauley, the Grove and Circle produced 435 tons of garbage last year. McCauley said that only four tons of that garbage was recycled, a number that she and the Sustainability Office wish to improve.

August 23, 2012

When Ronald Reagan ran for president he asked Americans if they were better off than they were four years ago. Americans can answer that question for themselves this time around. The Republican Party poses a much more urgent question this election cycle: How much worse will you be in four years if Barack Obama still resides in the White House?
Believe whatever you want about Mitt Romney, but Paul Ryan is the smartest choice for vice president in nearly 60 years.

August 22, 2012

Maybe privacy is overrated. Maybe asking someone if you can use their personal opinions as endorsements is just a common courtesy that’s outdated in this digital and technological world that we now live in.
And maybe Republican Todd Akin will be the keynote speaker at the next National Organization for Women’s conference too. Right after Akin congratulates Joe Biden on shooing himself and President Obama right back into the White House with his winning speech at a recent Virginia rally.

July 2, 2012

 
Going green has become an increasingly more popular trend in the past few years, and the world of construction and architecture is following close behind. Builders and contractors alike have been studying ways to make homes and structures less expensive and more energy efficient.
Local Oxford builder Britton Jones of Winters Construction has done just that, and his green efforts have not gone unnoticed. 

 
Going green has becoming an increasingly more popular trend in the past few years, and the world of construction and architecture is following close behind. Builders and contractors alike have been studying ways to make homes and structures less expensive and more energy efficient.
Local Oxford builder Britton Jones of Winters Construction has done just that, and his green efforts have not gone unnoticed. 

June 27, 2012

The United States Senate passed the appropriate measures to avoid the doubling of interest rates on new subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans for undergraduate students from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on Tuesday.

The United States Senate passed the appropriate measures to avoid the doubling of interest rates on new subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans for undergraduate students from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on Tuesday.
 

June 27, 2012

The health care debate may be coming to a close, as the Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning.

The health care debate may be coming to a close, as the Supreme Court is set to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning.
 
The Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as “Obamacare,” is a piece of legislation that was enacted in 2010.
 
“We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care,” President Barack Obama said in his statement on March 23, 2010.
 

June 20, 2012

Good nutrition does not come cheap. Students at Oxford and Lafayette County schools will experience this first hand when meal prices increase by 25 cents this fall.

 
Good nutrition does not come cheap. Students at Oxford and Lafayette County schools will experience this first hand when meal prices increase by 25 cents this fall.
Oxford Superintendent Brian Harvey said he is not worried that the rise in costs will deter families from buying school lunches.
“When you talk about paying $2.25 for a lunch, that’s still a pretty good deal,” Harvey said. “You can’t eat for that anywhere else.”

June 19, 2012

 
It’s been said that being a Republican this year is like being single in your 30s – you’ve seen better, but you’re just going to have to settle with what you can get. Some Republicans argue that Mitt Romney was the least conservative candidate this year and are disappointed about his eventual nomination in Tampa. They shouldn’t be.

April 16, 2012

 

The Mississippi Senate voted in favor of House Bill 921 this past Tuesday, which will require voters to show their photo ID before voting.

The bill now has to be approved by the U.S. Justice Department. Federal officials rejected similar laws in Texas and South Carolina. Whether they will approve the Mississippi bill remains unclear.

 

The Mississippi Senate voted in favor of House Bill 921 this past Tuesday, which will require voters to show their photo ID before voting.

April 10, 2012

Despite several campaigns to popularize recycling, the Millennials care about the environment less than Generation X.

 

Despite several campaigns to popularize recycling, the Millennials care about the environment less than Generation X.

Fifteen percent of people born after 1982 said they make no personal effort to help the environment, according to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Only 5 percent of those born between 1946 and 1961 said the same.

This goes against the recycling tendencies at the University of Mississippi. 

March 27, 2012

Frequent blackout sufferers visit emergency rooms 70 percent more often than those who don’t, a new study shows.

 

Frequent blackout sufferers visit emergency rooms 70 percent more often than those who don’t, a new study shows. 

Student drinking has been a serious public health concern for years. Blacking out, or amnesia, is a frequent consequence of heavy alcohol consumption. More than 50 percent of students who drink report blackouts, according to the recent study conducted at the University of Wisconsin by Marlon Mundt and Larissa Zakletskaja. 

March 19, 2012

 

Though the green movement has taken off in recent years, the thought of recycling still seems like a hassle to many busy college students.

 

Though the green movement has taken off in recent years, the thought of recycling still seems like a hassle to many busy college students.

Sorting bottles and paper from the trash takes time, and it costs extra money, too.

“I don’t recycle because it is too much of a hassle to take recyclables to the recycling bin,” said Oxford native and Ole Miss student Shannon Carwyle.

March 2, 2012

The University of Mississippi Moneythink chapter is votes away from becoming one of the winners of the Campus Champion of Change Challenge, a contest created by the White House.

 

The University of Mississippi Moneythink chapter is votes away from becoming one of the winners of the Campus Champion of Change Challenge, a contest created by the White House.

Moneythink was one of 1,400 clubs that applied for the contest and is now in the top 15. 

Voting is held online at www.campuschallenge.uservoice.com and the five clubs with the most votes will be recognized as champions by President Barack Obama. 

February 29, 2012

It’s springtime in Oxford, which can only mean one thing: Ole Miss baseball. And right field has turned into a sanctuary for students to gather and watch the game.

It’s springtime in Oxford, which can only mean one thing: Ole Miss baseball. And right field has turned into a sanctuary for students to gather and watch the game.
With the students comes beer cans, which pile up following a home game at Swayze Field. Because of this, the Office of Sustainability is trying to promote recycling in right field.

February 27, 2012

While traveling this weekend, I stopped at a fast food restaurant to get a bottle of water and get back on the road. Lately, I’ve become more interested in where my food and drinks come from, so I decided to read the label. 

 

While traveling this weekend, I stopped at a fast food restaurant to get a bottle of water and get back on the road. Lately, I’ve become more interested in where my food and drinks come from, so I decided to read the label. 

To my surprise, this company’s bottled water has quite a lot of mileage. The water’s source is the municipal water supplies of Palestine, Texas, it is bottled by a company in Little Rock and it is then distributed by the corporation’s office in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

February 26, 2012

Photojournalist Dan Habib’s award-winning documentary “Including Samuel” screened this past Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center Auditorium.

 

Photojournalist Dan Habib’s award-winning documentary “Including Samuel” screened this past Thursday at the Oxford Conference Center Auditorium.

The free event was sponsored by parents of inclusion students in Oxford in recognition of inclusion and special education parents, teachers, staff and administrators.

February 17, 2012

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

After his freshman season, Matt Snyder had Ole Miss baseball fans anticipating his sophomore season to see what kind of offensive numbers he could put up, and man, did Snyder deliver.

But what is more amazing than that is how he did it. Snyder dislocated his shoulder early that season, which caused him problems throughout, and he missed 21 games. Despite the injury, Snyder still managed to hit .347, including 12 home runs and 40 RBI. 

February 15, 2012

Believe it or not, there is more controversy over President Barak Obama’s health care plans. 

 

Believe it or not, there is more controversy over President Barak Obama’s health care plans. 

This past week, Obama announced that he has revised a rule concerning birth control and sterilization for employees of faith-based organizations. This revision basically says that if an employer is against providing birth control due to religious beliefs, then the employee seeking birth control can deal directly with the insurance company who must provide the birth control free of cost.