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News

Coming out in the Christian South: Ole Miss students on their journey to acceptance

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Lost pictures, notes and other irreplaceable personal items that were left behind. Those are the things Ole Miss senior Dylan Lewis remembers when he was kicked out of his home his junior year of high school. “I remember the day like it was yesterday,” Lewis said. “I came home one day — Oct. 21 to be exact. And my mother and I had a confrontation and I was asked to leave my home.” Earlier...

Sports

Ole Miss announces OC Werner will not return

Head Coach Hugh Freeze looks downfield during Egg Bowl Saturday.

Ole Miss has announced that c0-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dan Werner will not return next season. It will also not extend the contract of Assistant Athletic Director Barney Farrar, according to a release from the university. Werner was in his second stint as offensive coordinator for Ole Miss after previously having the position from 2006 to 2007. “I am grateful to Dan for his...

Opinion

Trump’s cabinet picks are off to a good start

The weeks and months that follow the election of a new president bring a flurry of new appointments to Cabinet and senior level White House positions. Almost every day, there is a new Cabinet member or senior advisor announced, leading to an abundance of rumors and nail-biting. As the picks have taken shape, I am enthusiastic about the Americans President-elect Trump has chosen to lead with him. Conservatives across the country who worried he would not live up to the promises he made are breathing a sigh of relief. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump’s pick for attorney general,...