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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

Ole Miss’ Charles Wiley arrested on charge of domestic violence

Ole Miss freshman defensive end Charles Wiley was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Monday. According to the Clarion-Ledger, a 21-year-old female named Legend Fultz was also arrested for domestic violence at the same time as Wiley and by the same officer. “We are aware of the situation and recognize the proper authorities are responsible for the matter,” head coach Hugh Freeze said of the incident. “Charles is being withheld from all team activities while the process moves forward. We take incidents like this very seriously and will make decisions once the course...

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...