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News

Cancer survivor inspired Emmy-winning documentary

Last summer the Ole Miss Sports Production team took home a regional Emmy for its work on the documentary “Sam’s Story,” and on March 22, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork presented the documentary’s subject with his own Emmy. Sam Farris Sam Farris was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, in 2007. Over the next five years, Farris and his family struggled...

Sports

Rebels prepare for midweek matchup with Mississippi State

Fresh off a 2-1 series win over Missouri, Ole Miss will face another inter-conference test Tuesday as they square off with in-state rivals No. 7 Mississippi State. Three weeks ago, the Rebels were stunned as they lost three straight games to the Bulldogs. Despite those losses, the Rebels have already matched last season’s mark of 12 wins against ranked teams, after series wins against six nationally ranked teams. With few games left in the season, the 25-15 Rebels seek to improve their 9-9 conference record with a redeeming win in Pearl. Here are a couple key matchups to watch for: Rebel pitching...

Lifestyles

Rebels Against Sexual Assault hosts discussion of Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’

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Rebels Against Sexual Assault is hosting a discussion Wednesday night about the popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and its relevance to students on campus. The show explores themes of sexual assault and suicide over its 13 hour-long episodes. According to Netflix, the series tells the story of a teenage girl’s suicide through a series of tapes given to her classmates. RASA,...

Opinion

Opinion: The real-life implications of ’13 Reasons Why’

The Netflix original show “13 Reasons Why,” produced in part by Selena Gomez, quickly rose in popularity after it was added to the streaming service on March 31. If I logged onto Facebook right now, I would probably see at least 20 memes about the show within five minutes. The show follows young Clay Jensen as he explores the series of 13 tapes of Hannah Baker, Jensen’s classmate who recently...