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News

Former Ole Miss student Austin Edenfield sentenced to 12 months probation for putting noose on James Meredith statue

Austin Reed Edenfield walks into the U.S. District Court with his two lawyers and parents in Oxford, Mississippi before his sentencing on Thursday. Edenfield was being sentenced for his participation in vandalizing the James Meredith statue at the University in February 2014.
Photo by Marlee Crawford

Austin Reed Edenfield walks into the U.S. District Court with his two lawyers and parents in Oxford, Mississippi before his sentencing on Thursday. Edenfield was being sentenced for his participation in vandalizing the James Meredith statue at the University in February 2014. Photo by Marlee Crawford A former UM student was sentenced to serve 12 months probation for his role in the February 2014...

Sports

Grading NBA free agency

Courtesy of NBA

This year, the NBA had maybe its wildest free agency ever. Major stars switched teams and a rising salary cap led to players getting bigger contracts than ever. DM sportswriters Bradley Blaylock and Que’Taurus Certion graded how a few of the teams did this offseason. Courtesy of NBA Golden State Warriors: Bradley Blaylock: A+ If I could give the Warriors a higher grade than 100 percent, I would....

Lifestyles

Book Review: ‘The Vegetarian’ subtly explores dark themes

Yeong-hye, the woman at the center of Han Kang’s bewitching novel “The Vegetarian,” remains an enigma throughout. In the book’s first sentence, her husband dismisses her thus: “Before my wife turned vegetarian, I’d always thought of her as completely unremarkable in every way.” One day she suddenly abstains from meat, refusing to cook it or keep it in the house. Her sole explanation...

Opinion

Farewell: Holly Baer, former opinion editor

Over the past semester, I’ve had the joy of working as the opinion editor here at The Daily Mississippian. It has been a wonderful experience and I have been privileged to provide a platform for students’ opinions. My only issue has been the series of complaints I have received from various students which say the opinion section is too liberal. I agree. It currently does not reflect the breadth of opinions on our campus. It leans heavily to the left, but that’s not my fault. Instead of complaining about the opinion section, I need you to submit conservative opinions. I published almost...