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News

UM departments adapt to increasing student numbers

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Students fill the Student Union Wednesday afternoon. (DM Photo | Logan Kirkland) With increasing enrollment, The University of Mississippi is straining itself to accommodate the influx of students in classes. Increasing growth raises concerns about issues like classroom availability, class sections and the number of faculty available. Scott Fiene, director of the integrated marketing communications...

Sports

Injuries, game planning highlight bye week for Rebels

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Running back I’Tavius Mathers stiff-arms Louisiana-Lafayette corner back Sean Thomas while running the ball during Saturday’s game. Cady Herring | The Daily Mississippian The Ole Miss Rebels football team is using its bye week to work on a multitude of things before its next game against the Memphis Tigers.  But one of the biggest advantages the bye week offers is a chance for players...

Lifestyles

Is Afrobeat the next big sound in pop?

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Nigerian musician and composer Fela Anikulapo Kuti performs on September 13, 1986 at the “Party of Humankind” of the French Communist Party at La Courneuve in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) When American music audiences and critics can’t find a way to define a particular artist or song, they just call it “pop.” Pop music is an umbrella term so hard to define it doesn’t...

Opinion

LOL, smiley face: the flirtatious text message

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Technology is life. I’m sure all college students can attest to the convenience of having the world at the palm of their hands. We can go from productive news browser to nosey Twitter addict by the twitch of our thumbs. More importantly, we can keep in touch with the ones we love, and in some cases, the ones we hate. Shooting a quick reminder to your mom to put money into your bank account or asking...