The Daily Mississippian

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

News

Confederate memorial held without protest

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered Saturday to commemorate those who died in the Civil War, specifically those who belonged to the University Greys, the group of students who left Ole Miss to fight in the Civil War. The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group dedicated to promoting Confederate heritage and history, has been fighting the suppression of Confederate names and symbols. Recently,...

Sports

Rebels take weekend series against Alabama 2-1

Austin Knight runs to first base after batting at the Mississippi baseball game Thursday April 15 (DM Photo | Kayla Beatty)

Austin Knight runs to first base after batting at the Mississippi baseball game Thursday April 15 (DM Photo | Kayla Beatty) Game 1: Ole Miss 10, Alabama 2 After weather postponed Friday night’s game, Ole Miss took game one of the three-game series against Alabama by a score of 10-2 Saturday afternoon. The Rebels pounded out 10 runs on 17 hits. They were led by junior outfielder Connor Cloyd, who...

Lifestyles

This week in Oxford…

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Monday 11 a.m.-1p.m.- Stress Less Week Tuesday 11 a.m.-1p.m.- Stress Less Week Noon-1p.m.- Community Discussion on Leadership Changes at UM- Overby 3-6:30 p.m.- Oxford City Market- West Oxford Loop 6-8p.m. – Oxford Art Crawl- The Powerhouse Wednesday 11 a.m.-1p.m.- Stress Less Week Noon-1 p.m.- ‘At the Habana Hilton, 1958’: Photographs from the Keating Collection -Barnard Observatory 6:30-8:30...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to being labelled “anti-Christian” by a student.  When I began teaching religious studies at a “secular, public university” in Mississippi 11 years ago, I knew there would be days like this. I have been labeled “anti-Christian” by a student in public social media who has never asked me about my personal belief system—she has accused me of “defaming His name,” has lamented that I can’t know God because I don’t know her God and has pronounced that I “do not have to believe in Him [because] He is still here.” For years—longer...