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Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911

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Thousands celebrate, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after assassination

MEMPHIS — The eyes of the world were on the balcony in front of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on Wednesday just as they were 50 years ago when the shot that ended the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life rang out across America. Thousands from all across the United States and world gathered at and around the motel, which is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum, where King was assassinated...

News

GALLERY: Ole Miss unveils new Landshark mascot in honor of Tony Fein

Ole Miss announces the new official mascot during Meet the Rebels Day on Saturday. The new mascot  will wear the number 47 to honor Tony Fein, who introduced Ole Miss to the ‘fins up’. The university announced yesterday that the name of the new landshark is Tony. Photo by Christian Johnson   The University of Mississippi unveils its new mascot on Saturday during Meet the Rebels...

Sports

GALLERY: Ole Miss unveils new Landshark mascot in honor of Tony Fein

Ole Miss announces the new official mascot during Meet the Rebels Day on Saturday. The new mascot  will wear the number 47 to honor Tony Fein, who introduced Ole Miss to the ‘fins up’. The university announced yesterday that the name of the new landshark is Tony. Photo by Christian Johnson   The University of Mississippi unveils its new mascot on Saturday during Meet the Rebels...

Lifestyles

Review: Mister Rogers film offers needed reminder of love

The film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” rode the double-decker bus (or in this case, the trolley) into Oxford on Friday and offered a reminder that Mister Rogers’ message of love and kindness is still applicable 30 years later. The documentary goes behind the TV personality’s loveable cardigan, tie and sneakers to examine the life of Fred Rogers and how he became the face of the most iconic...

Opinion

Opinion: Trump’s ‘trade war’ a blow for farmers, market economy

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Referred to as “the biggest trade war in economic history,” the trade war between China and the United States is shaping up to be as real as the critics are fearing. President Trump announced $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports in the beginning of July, with $34 billion already imposed and another $16 million expected in the coming weeks. The administration threatened China on July 10 with...