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On Aug. 9, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Mississippi lawmakers to call for higher academic standards and more accountability from Mississippi schools, similar to the policies he put in place as the governor of Florida. According to Peter Smith of the Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi is heading in the right direction with some new policies that are going to be put in place.

Picture this: constant sweating, repeated fanning, water bottles lined across desktops like dominoes and long, drawn out sighs. If you pictured yourself in a sauna, you will get partial credit. This imagery is the scene of classrooms in the buildings of Hume, Bishop, Bondurant and Shoemaker.

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Kenyon King knows a little something about reaching for the stars. 

Reports of gunshots at the Connection Apartments were received by the Oxford Police Department late Saturday night.  

After monitoring parking decal sales and parking stalls throughout campus, Director of Parking and Transportation Services Issac Astill adjusted parking in certain areas Monday morning to make more room for commuters, specifically in Residential West. 

Scott Fiene, the new head of the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) major, is determined to prepare IMC students as much as possible for the world outside of Ole Miss.

To some, the Delta is known for cotton fields and the origin of the blues, but for those involved in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (SCFP), the Delta is home to kids who need them.

Law enforcement agencies at many levels are cooperating in new efforts to keep legitimately prescribed drugs from ending up in the recreational drugs market.

Thousands of freshmen packed Tad Smith Coliseum Thursday night for their first event as the Class of 2016 at Freshman Convocation. 

After overcoming delays, construction on the new Oxford High School facility is set to begin Monday. The school board awarded Yates Construction the bid for $29.3 million this past Monday.

The University of Mississippi’s annual Freshman Convocation will take place this evening in the Tad Smith Coliseum at 7 p.m.

The University of Mississippi’s annual Freshman Convocation will take place this evening in the Tad Smith Coliseum at 7 p.m.

  Talks for the new “Plan-B” parking progressed Tuesday as the Board of Alderman met to discuss parking hours and enforcement on the Square. The purchase of a Jeep Liberty at $17,011 was also approved, assuming that the new “Plan-B” parking will be installed

Sen. Roger Wicker (Miss. — R) visited the Oxford Rotary Club Tuesday and discussed such issues as the national debt, health care, Social Security, pork barrel spending and taxes. 

The school year has begun, along with the year-long Johnson Commons renovations, projected to be completed by fall 2013, which aim to create a better dining atmosphere 

As most of The University of Mississippi community has noticed by now, three new residence halls have appeared on campus. These new Living Learning Communities (LLCs), more commonly known as The Ridges, were designed to give 850 of the incoming freshmen the opportunity to immediately meet people who have similar academic interests 

Students across the state of Mississippi and the country are feeling the pressures of student loan debt even before they graduate from college.

The University of Mississippi’s beauty is well-known, but how it is kept that way is more than a mystery to most. Holding on to Ole Miss' "Most Beautiful" title is a complex financial and logistical operation.

Less than two weeks from its first football game, the band has been out on the field marching and practicing their halftime and in-the-stands performances since last week with their new drum majors, Kyle Hickey, Brandon Hughes and Chaz Rasco.

In an effort to make room for the 865 students coming to live on campus in the new residence halls, commuter parking got cut, to the tune of 920 parking spots. Commuter, faculty/staff and resident decals also rose to $85. 

Returning and new students, faculty and staff take note, Ole Miss is now a 100 percent smoke-free campus. 

Moving in isn’t the only important even on The University of Mississippi’s campus this week, as the renovations on the Stockard and Martin Halls are underway.