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November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

 

For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.

 

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.
 
For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom, and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.
 

November 30, 2012

I just want to say right up front, that this subject is not really up my alley … or across my street, down my road or next door at the house that sits empty although we hear noises there all the time, either; or at least, I hope not.
But, as I debated about writing my thoughts on Measure B, I decided that as a journalist, I need to be able to write about most anything; even if this particular hoopla seems absolutely ridiculous to me. So here goes:

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

I would like to say that the events of last week with the race riots and racial slurs spoken in response to the re-election of President Barack Obama were a painful reminder of one thing: Racism still exist.  I know, being a native Mississippian, that racism still exist there, but for it to happen at Ole Miss is just downright sickening.

November 14, 2012

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes.

The purpose of the program, funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, is to implement better diabetes care in areas that need it the most, like the Mississippi Delta.

November 14, 2012

Leading up to the election, and even after, the opposition to common-sense voter protection laws has increased. The argument, however, has not been framed around a problem with the policy; rather, the focus has been on trying to explain that such legislation is not necessary.
I often hear opponents to voter identification laws claim that such laws are unnecessary because voter fraud does not exist. Their basis for this claim is that few cases of voter fraud have been proven and prosecuted.

November 12, 2012

I understand that it’s been a little while since the smoking ban has been in the news, but let us revisit it once more. I find it critical to point out a few more things that have failed to be addressed in this newspaper, and I’m going to start from square one: health.

November 8, 2012

This past weekend I had the opportunity to canvass for President Barack Obama with the Ole Miss College Democrats. Mississippi State Rep. Tommy Reynolds provided the transportation to Florida, and once we got there, he provided the inspiration for the volunteers.
I recall him explaining why he drove us 11 hours to campaign in the heavily contested state of Florida.
“I’m in this for my son,” Reynolds said.

November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

November 2, 2012

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

The 2012 presidential election is less than a week away, and the deciding factor could once again be the youth vote.

Some students at Ole Miss are aware of each candidate's positions and strengths, but they are still in the process of deciding for whom they will vote, based on different aspects of the candidates' platforms.

Freshman theatre major Jasmine Hawkins, focusing on social issues, said she finds herself agreeing with President Obama’s open stance more than with that of Gov. Mitt Romney.

October 30, 2012

 
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.

October 29, 2012

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come.
We’ve evolved dramatically in the past several decades but the growth has not come without pains. This university had to endure riots, tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers and the loss of two lives before accepting integration.

October 26, 2012

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee defended attacks on Congress and continued his campaign to repeal “Obamacare” Thursday in a debate with the Democratic challenger Brad Morris at The University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee defended attacks on Congress and continued his campaign to repeal “Obamacare” Thursday in a debate with the Democratic challenger Brad Morris at The University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.
The candidates were questioned by a panel of local journalists including Emily
Le Coz of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Jon Scott of the Oxford Eagle,
Sandra Knispel of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Jennifer Nassar of The Daily Mississippian.

October 25, 2012

Students walking through the Quad this week might notice something unusual.
The University of Mississippi student organization SistahSpeak! has dyed the water in the Phi Mu fountain pink in support of individuals affected by breast cancer.

Students walking through the Quad this week might notice something unusual.
The University of Mississippi student organization SistahSpeak! has dyed the water in the Phi Mu fountain pink in support of individuals affected by breast cancer.

About 50 people attended an event held yesterday at the fountain in the center of campus to kick off the week-long dying of the fountain.
“We wanted to do this to not only support people affected by breast cancer, but
to raise awareness on campus,” vice president of SistahSpeak! Danielle Bean said.

October 24, 2012

Hopefully, many of you watched this year’s series of presidential debates on television. I have not been able to catch all of them; however, I have seen the majority, including the vice presidential debate. One facet of every evening that caught my eye was the lack of civility the candidates had towards one another and towards the moderator.

October 23, 2012

The second presidential debate Tuesday night featured two candidates with remarkably similar ideals, nitpicking over taxes and practically nothing else.
While what President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said might have had a large effect on the election, the lack of any other candidates makes an enormous difference, for the worse. Without opening the debates to potentially viable third party candidates, the U.S. will make very little progress in creating a better tomorrow.

October 22, 2012

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.

Mississippi became the first state to join a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Oct. 10.
The lawsuit was formed regarding immigration policies that the agents say hinder ICE officials from doing their jobs. Ten individual ICE agents, represented by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, introduced the lawsuit in August.

October 8, 2012

As both flu season and finals are fast approaching, Director of the Student Health Center Sandra Bentley encourages University of Mississippi students to seek vaccinations to guard against illness.

As both flu season and finals are fast approaching, Director of the Student Health Center Sandra Bentley encourages University of Mississippi students to seek vaccinations to guard against illness.

October 4, 2012

When most of us think of October, we think of crisp mornings in the Grove, the pumpkin patch on the Square, vibrantly colored leaves, amusing festivals and a plethora of happenings occurring in the area. All of these things bring joy to my day. October is filled with packed days, events and deadlines.
Along with the hustle and bustle of October, I think about Aunt Cathy, Aunt Sherry, Aunt Liz and my grandmother, MeMe. These women come from two different sides of my family; however, they all have one thing in common – breast cancer.

October 2, 2012

It was just your normal, everyday love story. Boy meets girl and they fall in love and get married. The boy is battling a gender identity disorder and murders his wife and goes to prison for the crime. There he, who now lives as a she, though biologically male, is put in with the male prison population. There she’s endured numerous sexual assaults at the hands of her fellow male inmates, not to mention dealing with the mental anguish of living with gender identity disorder. Now, she’s asking the state to pay for her gender reassignment surgery.

October 2, 2012

I’m going to ask you a series of questions that will help determine where you fall on the ideological spectrum from a survey that I recently found.
Do you believe that the poor need to be taken care of? Do you believe that homosexuals should have the same basic rights as heterosexuals? Do you believe that everyone should have access to health care?

September 26, 2012

The Associated Student Body hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the campus-wide smoking ban Wednesday night.

The Associated Student Body hosted a town hall meeting to discuss the campus-wide smoking ban Wednesday night.
At the beginning, information was given to the audience in regard to the reasoning behind the smoking ban, after which the floor was opened for questions, comments and concerns.
The reason behind the new smoking ban was the overall health of the students at the university.
A survey was given by students on campus last year to determine how they would feel about a smoke-free campus.

September 26, 2012

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mississippi is struggling with high rates of poverty, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2011 census shows that more than 128,000 families in Mississippi live below the poverty line. The federal poverty level for a family of four is around $23,000 in income, and 22.6 percent of Mississippians were members of families whose incomes were below this figure. Additionally, the median household income in Mississippi of $36,919 fell far below the national median household income of $50,502.

September 19, 2012

On Sept. 17, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 29 new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s yearly total to 169 cases and four deaths. The virus has spread across a large portion of the state, though no cases have been confirmed in Lafayette County.