The Daily Mississippian

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


Keeping the Faith: Kelly McCormick to play final match of regular season

Kelly McCormick

On a summer day in the year 1995, Robert McCormick, a Marine Corp pilot, husband and father, came home from work. The day was typical. That was until he noticed what the youngest of his three children, three-year-old Kelly, was doing in the backyard. “There she was just kicking the ball,” he said. “There was no reason for her behavior. There was no reason for her to even know what soccer was....


Recent rankings help Ole Miss prepare for Auburn

Mississippi LSU football

Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze high-fives fans before an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (Photo/Thomas Graning) Many college football fans were surprised Tuesday when the first ever College Football Playoff rankings came out and Ole Miss was ranked number four. The ranking put the Auburn Tigers just above the Rebels at number...


Proud Larry’s kicks off Halloween with local favorites


Entering the music scene in early 2011, Water Liars was created when Andrew Bryant and Justin Kinkel-Schuster began recording a few early versions of songs together. “We got together for a weekend,” said Kinkel-Schuster, frontman and songwriter for Water Liars. “We liked what we did so much, so we decided to make something out of it.” What was started that day three years ago has come to...


Blackface, black eyes and you


If you dress up as a black person for Halloween and decide to use blackface, I hope someone fades you for it. I hope you catch hands with a Major League Baseball level of hand-eye coordination and accuracy. You can catch me on these all-hallowed Oxford streets, makeup removal wipes in hand, ready to scrub your mistake — in shades even I can’t find in the makeup aisle — from your skin. You would...