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October 22, 2012

At the beginning of the fall semester at an Associated Student Body retreat, President Kimbrely Dandridge asked members what frustrated students the most. The answer: parking.

At the beginning of the fall semester at an Associated Student Body retreat, President Kimbrely Dandridge asked members what frustrated students the most. The answer: parking.

“It was that fast when people said parking,” said Chad Bowman, ASB cabinet executive assistant.

The pre-pharmacy senior from Madison serves on Director of Parking and Transportation Services Isaac Astill’s parking and traffic committee. He became a parking representative for the ASB after Dandridge expressed wanting more information on parking.

October 11, 2012

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 
 
A new defensive scheme under defensive coordinator Dave Wommack has allowed Prewitt to be more confident in his actions on the field. 
 

October 7, 2012

Don’t worry, so is mine.
I’m registered in Texas, which will go hands down for Romney. The only reason I bothered to request an absentee ballot is because I like voting. I’ll still vote for Gary Johnson, and I’ll do my research on the candidates for the other offices, but really, my vote would not be missed were I not to cast it.

September 14, 2012

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.

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. “I am just absolutely thrilled that she has a chance to represent the Ole Miss family as homecoming queen,” Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said.

August 29, 2012

Sometime during their first year of law school, students learn about the requirements for expert witnesses called during trials. The rules are that, typically, you want someone who is a recognized expert in their field, has published extensively and has other experts in that field who corroborate that expert’s theories and opinions.

August 23, 2012

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

August 20, 2012

 
It had to be done; let’s talk about “legitimate rape.”

May 3, 2012

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

 

Theater junior Lavada Johnston volunteered to speak at World Religion Day on the Ole Miss campus when her religion professor, Caleb Simmons, asked for interested students. Her religion of choice: Wicca.

“I’m a witch,” she said. “That’s the best way I can describe it. I’m kind of a witchy tree-hugger. I don’t worship Satan or ride on brooms. I like cats alive.”

But when Johnston showed up for the event, she was told she couldn’t speak to the middle school students about Wicca.

April 19, 2012

The university Office of Sustainability hosted its fourth annual Sustainability Fair in the Student Union plaza Thursday afternoon as part of Oxford’s Green Week celebration.

 

The university Office of Sustainability hosted its fourth annual Sustainability Fair in the Student Union plaza Thursday afternoon as part of Oxford’s Green Week celebration.

Dubbed an “eco-extravaganza,” the fair was an informative, interactive display of ways students can make sustainable lifestyle choices and get involved in the fight for environmental protection.

April 2, 2012

Through the efforts of University of Mississippi Panhellenic officers, Greek life will soon welcome a new chapter on campus.

 

Through the efforts of University of Mississippi Panhellenic officers, Greek life will soon welcome a new chapter on campus.

“As of Wednesday, March 28, 2012, we are open for expansion and everything has been approved,” said Panhellenic President Katie Kellum.

The process started after Bid Day 2011.

At this point, the quotas for pledge class sizes have grown too large for each of the nine sororities on campus.

March 26, 2012

Do you remember that thing called Initiative 26 from this past November? You know, the one that wanted to take away women’s rights, outlaw abortion and essentially outlaw contraceptives? This is also the initiative that was rejected by more than 55 percent of Mississippians. 

 

Do you remember that thing called Initiative 26 from this past November? You know, the one that wanted to take away women’s rights, outlaw abortion and essentially outlaw contraceptives? This is also the initiative that was rejected by more than 55 percent of Mississippians. 

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the “Personhood” Amendment is back in the great state of Mississippi in the form of legislation.   

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.  

January 23, 2012

With his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary last week, Newt Gingrich rebounded from what seemed like a slowly dying campaign after hard losses in Iowa and New Hampshire. As former Speaker Gingrich is once again the national frontrunner, Republican voters should investigate his record and ask themselves if he is truly representative of the Republican Party.

 

With his landslide victory in the South Carolina primary last week, Newt Gingrich rebounded from what seemed like a slowly dying campaign after hard losses in Iowa and New Hampshire. As former Speaker Gingrich is once again the national frontrunner, Republican voters should investigate his record and ask themselves if he is truly representative of the Republican Party.

December 12, 2011

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze added a familiar name to his football staff Monday, as former Rebel player and assistant coach Matt Luke returns to Oxford as the offensive line coach. Barney Farrar has also been named Assistant Athletics Director for Community Relations.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze added a familiar name to his football staff Monday, as former Rebel player and assistant coach Matt Luke returns to Oxford as the offensive line coach. Barney Farrar has also been named Assistant Athletics Director for Community Relations.

“For a coach like Matt Luke to return to Ole Miss – a place where he is so loved and loves so dearly – is a home run for us,” Freeze said. “He is tireless recruiter and is a great representative of our university.”

November 30, 2011

Adam Blackwell says Rep. Frank has simply chosen to retire after a successful legislative career. 

 

Democrats in Congress will lose a strong ally at the end of the term, with the retirement of Representative Barney Frank. A longtime liberal Democrat from Massachusetts, Frank’s retirement comes at a time when his district’s boundaries are being redrawn, and when he is entering old age, currently 71 years old. 

November 16, 2011

People shouldn't complain about Tollison's swtich, they agreed with him before the switch. 

 

In America, two letters are more important than the other 24. These two letters factor into every policy decision ever made, which in turn influence our daily lives. These two letters represent party affiliation, and a wrong letter beside a candidate’s name can change the outcome of an election.

November 9, 2011

Mississippians on Tuesday rejected the initiative aimed at defining a human life as beginning at conception.

 

Mississippians on Tuesday rejected the initiative aimed at defining a human life as beginning at conception.

Strong opinions were expressed concerning Initiative 26 after the results were announced, with many people upset and others relieved.

October 26, 2011

PlayStation’s Dorm Crashers has come to campus to show off its new PlayStation 3D Display.

PlayStation’s Dorm Crashers has come to campus to show off its new PlayStation 3D Display.

Oxford is one of 28 cities in the United States that the Dorm Crashers will visit to show off new equipment and games to top colleges and universities before they go on the market.

October 12, 2011

CodeRED, a new weather warning system, will be implemented in Oxford and Lafayette County.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a three-year contract with CodeRED’s operating company for approximately $21,000 this past Monday. This payment includes the company’s participation in the emergency notification system for the first year.

October 5, 2011

The upcoming state election for Mississippi is one of the most anticipated across the country, as the state prepares to elect a new governor and make a decision on initiatives that deal with eminent domain, voter identification and Personhood.

 

The upcoming state election for Mississippi is one of the most anticipated across the country, as the state prepares to elect a new governor and make a decision on initiatives that deal with eminent domain, voter identification and Personhood.

September 29, 2011

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently delayed the West Jackson Avenue and Mississippi Highway 6 interchange upgrades, as well as the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and the new major thoroughfare on the west side of town. 

 

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently delayed the West Jackson Avenue and Mississippi Highway 6 interchange upgrades, as well as the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and the new major thoroughfare on the west side of town. 

Last Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that Oxford officials were attempting to set up meetings with state transportation officials to discuss the delays.

September 28, 2011

Oxford City Schools have officially begun the search for the new superintendent of education and plan to have a new one in place by the end of February 2012.
“I do have high expectations not only for the school district that I’ve been part of and graduated from, but I have high expectations for the school district that my children are a part of and hopefully will graduate from as well,” Brian Harvey, Oxford School District interim superintendent, said.

August 31, 2011

 

The much-anticipated beginning of the 2011 Ole Miss football season has finally arrived. In just two short days, the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will flood with cheering fans, and the Grove will transform into a sea of tents and red and blue trash cans.

June 23, 2011

 

Ole Miss alumnus Jordan Bankhead is a man of many titles. 

Lawyer, broker, business owner, professor and husband. He hopes to add another title to that list this November -- Mississippi’s District 10 representative.  

Bankhead, 34, is a managing broker at BC Real Estate, has his own law firm, is an adjunct political science professor at the university and also owns Rebel Paintball.