ASB holds inclusion meeting to raise awareness for minority organizations

The Associated Student Body held a meeting for its Inclusive Community Initiative on Friday, a new council created to increase awareness of minority organizations on campus and foster an environment where those organizations can discuss issues and cultivate connections. This was the second meeting of the council, and members of the Black Student Union and the UM Pride Network were present in addition...

Special Report on Racism: Beyond

Faces of intersectionality: Stories of black queer women in the South


SHA’ SIMPSON Sha’ Simpson is an African-American lesbian woman who graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2014 and unapologetically embraces who she is. Photo by Devna Bose “I’ll put it to you like this,” Sha’ Simpson says, leaning back in her chair and defiantly looking me straight in the eyes. “For me, being a woman of color, being a lesbian — and then being a woman, period...

Ed Meek Controversy

Letter to the Editor: A letter calling for reparative justice

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We, the undersigned faculty, staff and graduate students, commend the faculty decision at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media to call for donor Ed Meek to remove his name from the school immediately. We thank Dr. Meek for making the right decision to voluntarily withdraw his name from the school after his racist and sexist Facebook post. We must not simply condemn acts and symbols of hate...


Ole Miss takes Magnolia Cup following win over Bulldogs

Ole Miss fought Mississippi State in the battle for bragging rights in the state on Sunday night, coming out on top with a final score of 2-0 in the Magnolia Cup. Rebel soccer came into this game on the back of a convincing 2-0 win against Kentucky on Thursday. With the win against Mississippi State, the Rebels are now 5-3-1 in SEC play and 11-6-1 overall. Ole Miss started the game slowly, giving...

Brotherhood: Rebel Football 2018

Family ties: Matt Luke’s legacy at Ole Miss runs deep

Long before Matt Luke was officially named the head coach of Ole Miss Football, before he declined several other scholarship offers to stay home and play at Ole Miss as a walk-on, he was just a kid from Gulfport. One may wonder why anyone would give up opportunities such as paid tuition and the strong likelihood of playing time early in one’s career, but it was never a question for Luke of where...

Arts & Culture

Dana Chamblee Carpenter to present trilogy finale at Off Square Books

Dana Chamblee Carpenter, an Ole Miss alumna and professor at Lipscomb University, recently completed her award-winning paranormal thriller series, “The Bohemian Trilogy,” with the publication of “Book of the Just.” Carpenter will present the series’ final installation tonight at Off Square Books. The trilogy mixes mysticism, suspense and historical fiction inspired by 13th century Bohemia...


Opinion: The silent crisis

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The United States is currently $21 trillion in debt and counting, making it the country with the most debt in the world. The only other body that comes remotely close to the United States’ debt is the European Union, which is composed of 28 other countries. At the federal government’s current rate of spending, we can expect the debt to increase by over $1 trillion per year — and that rate is...