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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.

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 20, 2012

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

June 19, 2012

 
In the past week, two Mississippi death-row inmates have been executed. 

February 27, 2012

Sexual assault, rape and our culture of victim-blaming: how some women are fighting back.

 

Sexual assault, rape and our culture of victim-blaming: how some women are fighting back.

February 15, 2012

A bill was recently introduced in the Mississippi State Senate regarding college funding for illegal immigrants. 

 

A bill was recently introduced in the Mississippi State Senate regarding college funding for illegal immigrants. 

Senate Bill 2022 would “prohibit college or university students who are unlawfully present in the United States from receiving financial aid awarded by any state institution of higher learning or public community college.” SB 2022 is simply a bad idea because it takes away opportunities for low-income youth, and it isn’t cost effective. 

February 12, 2012

The University of Mississippi is cracking down on students who illegally download music through the Appropriate Use Policy. Students who violate the policy can have their Internet access taken away, and legal action can also be a potential consequence.

 

The University of Mississippi is cracking down on students who illegally download music through the Appropriate Use Policy. Students who violate the policy can have their Internet access taken away, and legal action can also be a potential consequence.

November 27, 2011

Oxford law enforcement officials are investigating instances of animal cruelty following reports by homeowners claiming that their pets have been shot and wounded.
The shootings are being investigated by the Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.
A recent incident occurred when a woman’s cat was shot with a pellet gun, according to Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin.
Lee Payne, a veterinarian at Animal Clinic of Oxford, said shootings could certainly be lethal and cause serious medical problems.   

November 14, 2011

What is the GOP doing to bring in Latino voters? 

 

As I was walking around campus this week, I saw a student wearing a t-shirt that said “God Bless Arizona.” He was applauding Arizona for its controversial immigration law that was signed by Governor Jan Brewer last year. 

It is considered the most anti-illegal immigrant measure passed in recent history, partly due to the legislation’s allowance of racial profiling, which was recently ruled unconstitutional. 

November 4, 2011

Only 19 vandalism cases were reported to the University Police Department during the football season.

 

With the end fall semester fast approaching and only two home games left in the season, it is safe to say the University of Mississippi campus has fared well this semester, as far as vandalism is concerned.

Only 19 vandalism cases were reported to the University Police Department during the football season. Most of these cases have taken place in or near the residence halls and Greek houses. The other common places for vandalism are the parking lots during football game weekends, UPD’s Crime Prevention Coordinator Thelma Curry said.

October 13, 2011

 

Alabama’s immigration law went into effect on Sept. 29.

Now known as one of the toughest in the country, Alabama’s law allows law enforcement officers to ask criminal suspects for documents proving their citizenship. If the suspects are unwilling or unable to provide such documents, police officers can detain them without bail. 

August 31, 2011

 

A New York state supreme court judge ended one of the most high profile and sordidly-fascinating criminal cases in recent years on Tuesday.

July 14, 2011

 

For many people in different countries, the United States will always be seen in a positive light. 

Because of this, illegal immigration will definitely be a touchy policy discussed in not only the 2012 election, but for many elections to come, national and local alike. 

May 4, 2011

While there are plenty of places in Mississippi that have problems with crime, Oxford is not one of them.

With just 18,000 residents in the city, under 5 percent of the community has been involved with or affected by crime. The state average for Mississippians as a whole involved with or affected by crime is 30 percent.

Property crime was the category with the most offenses, with 385 cases reported in 2009. The lowest category was murder, non-negligent manslaughter and arson, for which no cases were reported.

April 18, 2011

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University of Mississippi will observe it with the annual Take Back the Night rally.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the University of Mississippi will observe it with the annual Take Back the Night rally.

Take Back the Night is an event that began in the mid-1970s in Philadelphia.

The Ole Miss Violence Prevention Office, along with the University and Oxford police departments, have created their own version of the event on campus.

The Take Back the Night rally for women invites both students and members of the Oxford community to raise awareness about sexual assault violence.

April 18, 2011

About three years ago, University of Mississippi journalism instructor Ellen Meacham used her debit card at a nearby TJ Maxx. 

About three years ago, University of Mississippi journalism instructor Ellen Meacham used her debit card at a nearby TJ Maxx.  

However, when she checked her bank statement a few weeks later, she noticed something wrong.

“It was significantly in the red, like $3,000 or $4,000 in the red,” Meacham said. “I was getting ready to pay bills, and I just couldn’t imagine what had happened.”

What happened is part of what many consider to be the largest instance of data theft in history.

April 12, 2011

Voter intimidation is a serious and heinous crime.

Voter intimidation is a serious and heinous crime.

Anyone attempting such a nefarious action should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and according to projectvote.org it carries a maximum penalty for conviction of a fine and no more than one year in prison. Because of such light punishment, voter intimidation has not been even marginally deterred by federal laws.

But a recent article that ran in newspapers across the country raises the question: Just what is the definition of voter intimidation?

October 27, 2010

The Ole Miss International Justice Mission is showing “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” a documentary that exposes the use of child slavery in the chocolate industry.

The Ole Miss International Justice Mission is showing “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” a documentary that exposes the use of child slavery in the chocolate industry.

 

September 21, 2010

Mr. Mosby’s opinion column in Monday’s paper (Getting Tough on the Mexican Government) contained numerous errors regarding the economic impact of illegal immigrants. Mr. Mosby omits any economic benefit illegals might have and, instead, looks only at the cost of services. 

 

September 19, 2010

 

America has an immigration problem. As of 2009, the number of illegal immigrants living in America is over 11 million, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Of those 11 million illegal immigrants, 25 percent were of non-Hispanic origin. 

 

America has an immigration problem. As of 2009, the number of illegal immigrants living in America is over 11 million, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Of those 11 million illegal immigrants, 25 percent were of non-Hispanic origin. 

 

September 7, 2010

We live in a beautiful community, but we have two big problems, which are connected: littering and wastefulness.

 

 

Dear Editor,

 

We live in a beautiful community, but we have two big problems, which are connected: littering and wastefulness.

April 23, 2010

This week, the Arizona legislature passed the most ridiculous piece of legislation I’ve ever had the misfortune to see or hear about.