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News

Parking meters on the Square become operational today

Parking meters are seen on North Lamar Boulevard Monday. (DM Photo/Cady Herring)

Parking meters are seen on North Lamar Boulevard Monday. (DM Photo/Cady Herring) Parking meters installed on the Oxford Square will be activated today. The parking meters will be active from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day except for Sundays from now on. “The meters will operate at an hourly rate of a dollar per hour,” Oxford Parking Director Matt Davis said. “They’ll run 12 hours a day and...

Sports

Freeze, Wallace address mistakes against Boise State, look ahead to road game at Vanderbilt

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze celebrates during a trophy presentation after the Chick-fil-A Kick Off game in Atlanta Thursday. (DM Photo/Cady Herring)

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze celebrates during a trophy presentation after the Chick-fil-A Kick Off game in Atlanta Thursday. (DM Photo/Cady Herring) On Monday, head football coach Hugh Freeze took the podium to discuss his team’s 35-13 victory over Boise State, as well as the look ahead to their next game against Vanderbilt. “We’re thrilled to be 1-0 and to come out with a victory against...

Lifestyles

Movie Review: ‘As Above, So Below’

It’s “National Treasure” meets “The Descent,” and it’s just as bad as the image you have in your head of Nicholas Cage outsmarting vicious subterranean humanoids one American history factoid at a time. Okay, maybe not that bad. From director John Erick Dowdle, “As Above, So Below” has a lot of potential to be a top-notch supernatural thriller, but the unique premise is squandered and misguided. The movie begins with an intense introduction of the film’s heroine, Dr. Scarlet Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) – a one-dimensional combination of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft – uncovering...

Opinion

Pump the brakes for Uber

Let’s get this out of the way: I’m no luddite. A cab company that offers lower-than-average fares and lets me call a cab with a smartphone app and pay with PayPal? My initial reaction is “sign me up!” As someone who doesn’t own a car, I’m always looking for new, cheap ways to get around town; however, it seems Uber is showing itself to be too unethical to get my business. Much has been made of the objections of taxi drivers and their union’s objections to Uber. The cynical have painted this opposition as a final gasp of a dying industry unwilling to innovate...