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


France Beard wins 2015 Miss University pageant

France Beard, left, is crowned Miss University 2015 by Miss University 2014 Anna Beth Higginbotham during Miss University 2015 scholarship pageant in Oxford, Miss., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo/Thomas Graning) France Beard won the 66th Annual Miss University Scholarship Pageant on Wednesday night at the Gertrude Ford Center. The pageant was hosted by Miss University 2014 Anna Beth Higginbotham...


Freeze talks injuries and preparations for LSU matchup


Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze watches football practice in Oxford, Miss., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. DM Photo | Cady Herring The Ole Miss Rebels are facing a tough challenge this week against 24th-ranked LSU in famed Death Valley, but when head coach Hugh Freeze spoke to the media Wednesday, the first thing he addressed was how the members of his team were doing outside of football. “It was a...


A ‘Proud’ homecoming for Bass Drum of Death


COURTESY: BASS DRUM OF DEATH Bass Drum of Death’s most recent album entitled Rip This. Another Oxford-born band is coming back to town and bringing a sound you might not find anywhere else. Playing at Proud Larry’s tonight is the garage-rock band, Bass Drum of Death, featuring Oxford’s own John Barrett as lead vocalist. Bass Drum of Death was originally formed by Barrett, but over time has...


The black community needs male feminists


It goes without saying that feminism is on the rise. Many columns in this publication, as well as other publications, have given its readers many interpretations of feminism. To some, feminism is a movement based on the social, economic and political advancement of women. Others define feminism as a movement geared towards equality that is not only limited to the advancement of women but also the...