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News

University: No students in Amatrice at time of earthquake

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The Study Abroad office said no Ole Miss students are stationed in Amatrice, Italy, where multiple news outlets report at least 247 people have died in a 6.2-magnitude earthquake early Friday morning. The office is currently checking in on its students in Italy, a popular destination for traveling college students. Emails will be sent to ensure the students are unaffected. Check back in with...

Sports

Memphis scores twice early, downs Rebels 2-1

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Ole Miss suffered its first loss of the 2016 season on Friday night, falling to Memphis 2-1. Memphis teammates celebrate at the end of the game Friday night. Memphis gave Ole Miss their first loss of the season in a physical 2-1 game. “They came out and punched us in the mouth at the start of the game with two quick goals,” Coach Matt Mott said. “But I thought we responded well and created...

Lifestyles

Q&A with new Oxford act Swear Tapes

"Cherish the Cabin" album. Courtesy Jim Barrett.

Swear Tapes has been hard at work this past year playing countless shows and making its presence known not only in Oxford, but all over the Southeast. You can catch Swear Tapes with Spaceface Saturday night at Proud Larry’s, where you’ll hear tracks off their new album released on cassette, “Cherish The Cabin.” I recently had the opportunity to ask frontman Jim Barrett a few questions about...

Opinion

Why do people hate Pokemon Go?

Since its release on July 6, Pokemon GO, Nintendo and Niantic’s newest installation of the franchise, has become the most downloaded and highest grossing app on the App Store. It took only 19 days for this spinoff to reach 50 million downloads, which is a feat games like Supercell’s Clash of Clans have yet to reach. With little but word of mouth and the preexisting reputation of Pokemon, this app has exploded onto the scene at record pace. But what is so special about it? In a modern take on the classic handheld game, Pokemon GO uses your cell phone’s GPS and camera features to bring the...