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November 26, 2012

The Ole Miss football team is bowl-bound for the first time in three seasons. Immediately after the win against Mississippi State on Saturday night, The University of Mississippi Athletic Association (UMAA) Foundation released the link to the ticketing website where bowl tickets can be pre-ordered. Based on a person’s priority level and ticket availability, tickets will be available for fans wanting to attend one of the four possible bowl games to which Ole Miss is projected to be invited.

The Ole Miss football team is bowl-bound for the first time in three seasons. Immediately after the win against Mississippi State on Saturday night, The University of Mississippi Athletic Association (UMAA) Foundation released the link to the ticketing website where bowl tickets can be pre-ordered. Based on a person’s priority level and ticket availability, tickets will be available for fans wanting to attend one of the four possible bowl games to which Ole Miss is projected to be invited.

November 16, 2012

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

Although she is new to The University of Mississippi, assistant professor Jasmine Townsend has ambitious plans in store for the recreational therapy program in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management.

November 13, 2012

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Byrd will require a series of blood transfusions and is in need of donations through Mississippi Blood Services.

She requires AB+ plasma, which can only be donated by males, and blood of all types. However, AB+ and O+ types are especially needed.

November 11, 2012

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

For those new to Oxford, the double-decker is the red bi-leveled bus seen chauffeuring tourists and locals. The city owns two that it sponsors and maintains.

Morgan Pennington, executive assistant to the mayor, is from Pascagoula but has lived in Oxford since 2004. She has ridden the double-decker twice: once for a football game and once for a wedding.

November 8, 2012

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October 24, 2012

Dear Editor,

Sometimes policy problems can be resolved at a low cost, sometimes installing a stop light could go far in making our lives safer. I’ve seen countless accidents at the intersection between Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6, near Waller Funeral Home. The intersection is the only access to the city of four major neighborhoods, so heavy traffic enters the ramp into an equally heavily trafficked highway. People are distracted and don’t expect other motorists to stop at the yield sign, and thus rear-end.

October 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy roughly 15 gallons worth of Halloween candy. If you are like me, you tell yourself it’s just in case trick-or-treaters come by, but deep down you really know it’s to consume copious amounts of Reese’s and Milky Way Midnight Darks.
Halloween has always been my favorite pastime. I rarely miss a trick-or-treat opportunity, and luckily with young cousins I still get to relive the childlike wonderment of trick-or-treating.

October 15, 2012

The University of Mississippi will host its first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network in the spring of 2013.

The University of Mississippi will host its first Dance Marathon for the Children’s Miracle Network in the spring of 2013.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide philanthropy movement on college and high school campuses to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Proceeds from Ole Miss’ Dance Marathon, called Rebel THON, will go to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Martina Cotelo, senior director of fundraising for Rebel THON, heard about Dance Marathon from an Ole Miss graduate while in Washington, D.C.

October 14, 2012

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, Charleston, Miss., may be a viable option.

The Gateway to the Delta Festival is bringing local music, unique art and good food to Charleston’s historic town square.

This year’s band lineup features only artists based out of Mississippi. The bands all started in Mississippi and tour both state and nationwide.

October 10, 2012

This past Sunday I saw Christian apologetic Larry Taunton speak at First Baptist Oxford. I approached him afterward to discuss the themes of his message, but he was busy greeting others and helping his Fixed Point Foundation sell DVDs he teased at during his sermon. He dismissed himself once those who were interested in purchasing merchandise had dispersed, showing no interest in speaking with me.

October 9, 2012

A new Freedom Trail marker was unveiled at the J.D. Williams Library last week.

A new Freedom Trail marker was unveiled at the J.D. Williams Library last week. Oxford mayor Pat Patterson, Chancellor Dan Jones and officials of the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA) tourism department made the presentation this past Friday, Sept. 29, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of James Meredith’s enrollment at The University of Mississippi. The marker is the seventh of 30 initial markers placed along the Freedom Trail, a commemorative series of locations integral to the history of the civil rights struggle in Mississippi.

October 8, 2012

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.

After the recent bomb threat hoax at Lexington Pointe in Oxford, University of Mississippi officials are working to see that students have complete access to emergency guidelines.
Some students feel safe be- lieving the campus will be able to handle it in any way.
“Nobody is ready for a bomb threat, but I believe the campus and the students would be able to follow the directions pretty well,” said Ian Ford, a political science sophomore.

October 2, 2012

Administrators, students, faculty and guests honor James Meredith and his historic walk into history as the man who integrated Ole Miss.

October 2, 2012

Oct. 1, 1962, is a date every Ole Miss student should know. It was the day James Meredith successfully registered as a student, thus integrating The University of Mississippi and “opening the closed society.” It was the day progress began at our university.

October 1, 2012

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road. 

Three times a year, University of Mississippi students join residents of a small community in Belize to build a road.
The San Mateo Empowerment Project in Belize is one of the university’s most popular Study Abroad programs. More than 100 Ole Miss students have participated in the project since 2010, raising more than $40,000 to support the construction of the road.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 27, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric will host its second annual Transitioning to College Writing symposium for high school and college teachers on Friday and Saturday.

The symposium’s focus is to help teachers from local high schools, community colleges and others in the area understand what academic writing entails at The University of Mississippi. It will also allow teachers to exchange ideas that they can take back to the classroom and discuss how to meet the needs of students to improve their writing.

September 26, 2012

Tues. morning industry leaders from Carter real estate, Campus Advantage and local community planners officially broke ground on “Highland Square” student housing just off campus on Molly Bar Road.

On Tuesday morning, industry leaders from Carter Realty, Campus Advantage and local community planners officially broke ground on Highland Square student housing just on Molly Barr Road.
 
The project, which began construction last month, is expected to add over 600 bed spaces, in addition to the 155 students already living in the area. When all the construction is complete, nearly 100 buildings will have been added to the community.
 

September 25, 2012

The Oxford Endowment for Public Education (OEPE) and the Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club (OCABC) will hold the second annual Charger Challenge on Saturday at Oxford High School.

The Oxford Endowment for Public Education (OEPE) and the Oxford Charger Athletic Booster Club (OCABC) will hold the second annual Charger Challenge on Saturday at Oxford High School.
 
A 5K race and walk will kick off the Challenge at 8 a.m., followed by a 1-mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. The carnival will also open at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.
 
OEPE has organized several carnival games for Oxford community members of all ages. Additional activities have been planned this year in hopes to enhance event attendance.
 

September 21, 2012

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end.

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end. The construction, which is part of Oxford’s Pathways Projects, will result in new bike paths on College Hill Road and is predicted to be finished by next week, according to Reanna G. Mayoral, assistant city engineer. Work began on the path in June with a six-week shutdown of traffic to replace a box culvert.

September 21, 2012

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number.

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number. On Oct. 14, the Ole Miss Department of Psychology will host its third annual Out of the Darkness walk. Students, faculty and community members will join together at the Lyceum and walk three to five miles to help fund suicide prevention research.

September 20, 2012

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 
 
It’s the first game for the Green Wave since the injury to senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine during a game against Tulsa on Sept. 8. A New Orleans native, Walker is a cell and molecular biology major who earned a football scholarship after walking on to the team in 2009 and started the first two games this season for Tulane.
 

September 20, 2012

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community.

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community. According to an Oxford Eagle article, Diana Wells, a parent of a Lafayette Elementary School kindergartener, claimed to see a bus driver talking on her cell phone while children were on the bus. The consequences of bus drivers using their cell phones while driving children are discretionary and situational, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin.