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September 11, 2012

Fall is slowly but surely creeping in. Football has started. Not long from now the leaves will be changing colors and girls will be breaking out their sweaters and boots. Cooler breezes will begin to stir, and with this weather change comes a change in what fruits and vegetables are in season.

 
Fall is slowly but surely creeping in. Football has started. Not long from now the leaves will be changing colors and girls will be breaking out their sweaters and boots. Cooler breezes will begin to stir, and with this weather change comes a change in what fruits and vegetables are in season. 

June 19, 2012

 
While drinking my coffee and reading the usual morning fare, I happened upon an article in the Washington Post that intrigued me: Summer myths, such as one shouldn’t swim for 30 minutes after eating, are bunk. How can it be bunk? I’ve heard that my whole life. 

May 31, 2012

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

 

With many Mississippians still being affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, it is no wonder as to why University of Mississippi researchers are exploring ways to clean up crude oil found in oysters from the Gulf.

The University’s latest proposal involves oyster contamination clean up and detection. This is a two-step process, in which they will apply eco-friendly compounds to contaminated oysters and then examine them under a high-resolution mass imaging facility.

April 22, 2012

Campus for Clean Energy held an event Friday in remembrance of a true environmental tragedy.

 

Campus for Clean Energy held an event Friday in remembrance of a true environmental tragedy.

“I Stand With The Gulf: Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Day of Remembrance and Awareness” recognized the two-year anniversary of the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill. The event, located at a table in front of the Union, continued throughout the day.

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 11, 2012

Afternoons are lasting longer in the newly green Grove, while fresh blooms and home runs put some extra sweet in our tea. Springtime brings celebration to all things Mississippian and Southside Gallery will join in this April, exhibiting two different homegrown artists. 

 

Afternoons are lasting longer in the newly green Grove, while fresh blooms and home runs put some extra sweet in our tea. Springtime brings celebration to all things Mississippian and Southside Gallery will join in this April, exhibiting two different homegrown artists. 

April 8, 2012

The average price of gasoline nationwide is up to $3.92 per gallon of regular unleaded. It was $3.76 just a month ago.

The average price of gasoline nationwide is up to $3.92 per gallon of regular unleaded. It was $3.76 just a month ago.
Despite being much lower than the national average, Mississippi’s average price of $3.76 is also on the rise.

April 4, 2012

Graduation is right around the corner; you’re probably ready to get rid of the car that you’ve had since high school.

 

Graduation is right around the corner; you’re probably ready to get rid of the car that you’ve had since high school.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure your ’93 Camry has done you well, but it is nice to have a car with a working air conditioner, a headliner that doesn’t sag, doesn’t need two quarts of oil at every fill-up and doesn’t have that bottle of grape juice that’s been in the trunk since 2006 and has now fermented into wine.

March 29, 2012

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.

Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, poet and cancer survivor, has researched the connection between human rights and chemical contamination in the environment.
Steingraber spoke to University of Mississippi students Wednesday evening with a lecture entitled “Environmental Human Rights from Silent Spring to Fracking Shale.”

October 28, 2011

 

The 5th annual One Night Stand: Motel Art Show returns to Oxford tomorrow, Oct. 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. One Night Stand differs from other art shows in Oxford because it takes place in the most unlikely of places, a motel.  

 

The 5th annual One Night Stand: Motel Art Show returns to Oxford tomorrow, Oct. 29, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

One Night Stand differs from other art shows in Oxford because it takes place in the most unlikely of places, a motel.  

Erin Kirkpatrick, owner of Amelia’s on the Square and creator of the event, said she developed the idea in 2006 when she was photographing old motels. 

October 26, 2011

Following the assasination of the former Libyan president there are now calls for an investigation into his murder. 

 

Few times throughout recorded history has one man been so hated by the people he ruled. However, it seems violent overthrow has become more common in recent decades, from Pahlavi in Iran to Hussein in Iraq, and most recently Gaddafi in Libya. 

Most overthrows have a few things in common: a nation divided along ethnic or religious lines, a great divide between the leaders and the people, and masses incited to action.

October 26, 2011

Obama’s announcement is irrelevant for a reason – it’s too good to be true.

 

Here in Oxford, we’re stretched thin with events and activities vying for our time and attention.

Jerrell Powe just signed on to the onslaught of the Forward Rebels. 

We’re more stressed out about midterms than Boone must be about his job, and apparently this thing called a “Green Fund” should be important to us, too.

If you’re not paying careful attention, you’d barely notice that Obama said he’s bringing our troops home from Iraq. 

October 19, 2011

 

Graduate students from the University of Mississippi will take to the seas this spring to study the impact of the BP oil spill.

“The UM-led consortium, which includes scientists from 14 research institutions, will examine the effects of hydrocarbons on a deep-water ecosystem,” said Ray Highsmith, lead investigator on the study. 

September 22, 2011

Changing your own oil is a dirty, time-consuming job. But it also gives you a sense of accomplishment and can sometimes be fun (A twelve-pack helps a little bit in the fun department). Not to mention that just about anybody is capable of doing it as well as it saves you a good amount of money.
So put on that T-shirt with the huge nacho stain, and be prepared to smell like a mechanic. But don’t worry; I will guide you through the whole process.
Required Materials
    • Wrench to fit your oil plug

September 14, 2011

 

“Don’t Worry — We’ll Get More!” I saw this slogan on a poster in the 1993 movie “Super Mario Brothers.” 

In the movie, a dystopian, fungus-infested Manhattan is ruled under the thumb of Dennis Hopper, who sees the city’s resources dwindling.

The poster in question promoted Dennis Hopper’s character, King Koopa, as an environmentalist whose solution to the problems facing his people is to find more.

July 18, 2011

 

Imagine the Magic School Bus. Now add a chicken coop, a garden and some blueberry bushes. While this bus doesn’t fly or travel through time, it does operate entirely on used vegetable oil and solar power.

That’s exactly what six recent graduates from the Mississippi School of Math and Science created with the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi.

April 4, 2011

As a lifetime .298 hitter who amassed 762 home runs, more than 500 stolen bases, and nearly 2,000 RBIs in his illustrious career, Barry Bonds was, arguably, one of the greatest hitters of all time.

As a lifetime .298 hitter who amassed 762 home runs, more than 500 stolen bases, and nearly 2,000 RBIs in his illustrious career, Barry Bonds was, arguably, one of the greatest hitters of all time.

But it is his involvement with BALCO rather than baseball that has forced Bonds back into the world of relevant headlines for the first time since 2007.

March 24, 2011

The global oil industry today is similar to the cotton industry before the civil war, an Overby Center lecturer said Thursday.

The global oil industry today is similar to the cotton industry before the civil war, an Overby Center lecturer said Thursday.

Gene Dattel and Otis Sanford visited the University of Mississippi campus to host a lecture on race in America, titled “Journalism, History and the Pursuit of Truth.”

March 10, 2011

We’re all getting ready to head home (or wherever) for a week of sleeping or sand. Sadly, we’re all going to have to fill up our gas tanks as well.

We’re all getting ready to head home (or wherever) for a week of sleeping or sand. Sadly, we’re all going to have to fill up our gas tanks as well.

“Sticker shock” is a colloquial expression that describes the astonishment upon seeing the price of a particular good.

Usually, it’s used in reference to sofas and cars, but today, it’s gasoline.

February 23, 2011

We have a finite amount of oil on this planet.

We have a finite amount of oil on this planet.

While many people may argue about how long we have until we run out, the fact still remains that one day, we will run out.

Actually, by the time oil supplies are “low,” prices will be so high that using petroleum for anything will be cost prohibitive.

In addition, we are currently seeing that the availability and price of oil is highly dependent on political stability in the countries and areas of the world where it is extracted.

January 31, 2011

As a psychology major with the ability to read all minds within a 1,000 mile radius, naturally, I am annoyed as hell at a few things.

As a psychology major with the ability to read all minds within a 1,000 mile radius, naturally, I am annoyed as hell at a few things.

Psychology is an extremely new field of science in comparison to its counterparts, and it has recently mapped out the ways in which humans will emotionally react to stimuli.

And where is this knowledge most being put to use? Where knowledge is always first put to use: how to make us spend more money.

November 8, 2010

Ole Miss art professor Robert Malone opened his art exhibited in New Orleans this week.

 

Ole Miss art professor Robert Malone opened his art exhibited in New Orleans this week.

 

Malone’s work has been exhibited in over seven galleries. His work can also be found in private and corporate collections around the country. 

 

November 8, 2010

Since the mid-1990s, Kristine Willet has studied how various chemicals affect plants, animals and their ecosystems – specifically in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Since the mid-1990s, Kristine Willet has studied how various chemicals affect plants, animals and their ecosystems – specifically in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

September 23, 2010

Americans are consuming foreign oil at an alarming rate. Oil prices go up just as often as they go down. The public demands that changes be made to correct the dangerous trend of energy pricing set by our overseas counterparts. The President vows to fix the nation’s energy crisis. 

 

Americans are consuming foreign oil at an alarming rate. Oil prices go up just as often as they go down. The public demands that changes be made to correct the dangerous trend of energy pricing set by our overseas counterparts. The President vows to fix the nation’s energy crisis.