News

Remembering fallen brothers

Three students are unaccounted for following an early-morning fire at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house on the University of Mississippi campus. The fire broke out at approximately 4:30 a.m., and more than 50 firefighters from two departments fought the blaze for nearly two hours. Twenty-three students and a house mother were in the house when the fire started. (AP PHOTO/Robert Jordan)

This slideshow requires JavaScript. #gallery-12787-1-slideshow .slideshow-slide img { max-height: 410px; /* Emulate max-height in IE 6 */ _height: expression(this.scrollHeight >= 410 ? '410px' : 'auto'); } It was 4:32 a.m. when a patrolling University Police Department officer noticed a thick odor in the air. Then, he saw the smoke. The two-story brick and wood-frame Alpha Tau...

Sports

C.J. Johnson Returns, Looks to Improve Defense and Leadership

Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson celebrates after a 44-23 victory over the Texas Longhorns last season. File photo

Ole Miss defensive end C.J. Johnson celebrates after a 44-23 victory over the Texas Longhorns last season. (The Daily Mississippian, File photo) The Ole Miss pass rush was one of the weak spots on defense last season; One reason being the absence of junior C.J. Johnson on the defensive line. During the 2013 season, Johnson started the first four games of the season and recorded 12 total tackles....

Lifestyles

‘A Light Passage’ art exhibit opening today

Lee Renninger poses with her art. (Courtesy Lee Renninger)

Lee Renninger poses with her art. (Courtesy Lee Renninger) The University of Mississippi Museum will open the “A Light Passage“ exhibit by Lee Renninger today. Lee Renninger is a ceramic-based installation artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Renninger has had a very successful career with exhibits in venues from New York to Texas and has had Artist-in-Residency appointments internationally....

Opinion

OP-ED: Put down the opiates

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Humans are in a perpetual race to find explanations for Earth’s creation and our being. The earliest and seemingly most primitive answer we have produced to the question of both is That there is religious meaning to all human life is an enticing idea and it has lead to religion’s endurance to the test of time — but at what point though, has religion become more destructive than beneficial? Varying...