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Last year in my weekly opinion column, I frequently wrote in support of Gov. Mitt Romney. I truly believed he was the best candidate in the presidential race, but perspective changes, and I was wrong. Throughout his career, the GOP primary and the general election, Gov. Romney has consistently proven himself unfit to be president of the United States and incapable of – or unwilling to — unite our divided nation.

 
In a column a few months ago, I wrote in favor of the National Popular Vote movement that would change the winner-take-all system that America currently uses to a system that uses the popular vote. As Election Day nears, the need for a change in the current system is amplified.

Last year I told you about some scary movies you should consider to get you in the Halloween spirit. Would you like some more of that? Good. I tried to make my choices a little more obscure this time in an effort to help you broaden your horizons. Just remember, it’s Halloween. Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.

Tom Burnham, former superintendent of Mississippi and former dean of The University of Mississippi School of Education, is returning to the university to take on the job of director for the Principal Corps.

The University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus has been named one of the top-10 best campuses to be on this fall. The list, compiled by thebestcolleges. org, ranked Ole Miss second behind Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts school in South Hadley, Mass. Ole Miss and the University of Florida were the only two Southeastern Conference schools to make it on the list of predominately northern universities.

Christopher Offutt, assistant professor of English and screen writing at The University of Mississippi, will screen an episode he wrote and produced for the HBO show “Treme” tonight at 7 p.m. in 207 Bishop Hall.

A lantern release tonight at 8:15 p.m. will allow University of Mississippi students to pay respects to and remember three students who were killed one year ago today, showing that the boys’ legacy at Ole Miss has not faded.

 
The Peabody Award-winning ESPN documentary series “30 for 30” continues with tonight’s episode, “Ghost of Ole Miss.” The narrative, based on the long-format story by ESPN.com writer and Oxford resident Wright Thompson, who wrote and narrated the 1-hour documentary, explores the intersection in history of the undefeated 1962 Ole Miss football team and the integration of The University of Mississippi. Thompson worked with Peabody Award-winning director Fritz Mitchell on the project. Mitchell started his television career as a researcher for CBS Sports in 1982 and has produced other long-format documentaries for ESPN and PBS.

 
Thanks to Georgia’s win over Florida and Ole Miss’ victory over Arkansas this past weekend, Saturday’s Ole Miss-Georgia game in Athens will be the 2:30 p.m. CT game on CBS. 

 
One of many bright spots this season for the Ole Miss football team is the emergence of freshman huskie Mike Hilton. The Fayetteville, Ga., native came out of Sandy Creek High School as a highly-touted offensive player, but found himself on the other side of the ball at the college level. 

 
The annual Fall World Series this past week didn’t go three games, but it still could have gone either way as both games went into extra innings.

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat.

The Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce graduated 19 young leaders last week from its annual eight- month leadership development program, Leadership Lafayette.

Rebels for Christ (RFC) is a campus ministry organization at The University of Mississippi and has been an active participant in campus ministry life since 1961. Student involvement with RFC varies from year to year and has more than 100 members, 80 percent of whom are undergrads.

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD).

For the first time since 2009, the Ole Miss Rebels got a conference victory on the road. The Rebels (5-3, 2-2 SEC) are now one win away from becoming bowl eligible after defeating Arkansas (3-5, 2-3 SEC) 30-27 in Little Rock, Ark., at War Memorial Stadium.

The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 30-27 on Saturday on the foot of senior Bryson Rose’s 31-yard field goal as time expired. While Rose was carried off the field in triumph, the Rebels’ second-straight Southeastern Conference victory was much more than a one-man job.

 
Auburn traveled to Oxford to play Ole Miss on Sunday and left with a straight-set Southeastern Conference victory (25-16, 25-19, 25-19). Ole Miss (10-11, 4-8 SEC) could not stop Auburn (15-8, 6-7 SEC) senior outside hitter Sarah Bullock, who tallied 17 kills on 41 total attacks with 14 digs.

Bryson Rose kicked a 31-yard field goal to win the game for Ole Miss, 30-27. Bo Wallace was 29-of-37 for 278 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rebels. Ole Miss improves to 5-3, 2-2 in Southeastern Conference play, with games against Georgia, Vanderbilt, LSU and Mississippi State remaining on the schedule.