The Daily Mississippian

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


Phase 2 of Thacker Mountain Trail Native Planting begins

Oxford volunteers look forward to beginning phase two of a project that began last October at Thacker Mountain Trails. The Native Plant Planting event is set to began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.  Volunteers will plant native plants on a retaining wall behind Faulkner Flats Apartment complex, which is adjacent to Thacker Mountain Trails. “These plants will beautify the buffer zone and help to feed native birds and other wildlife,” said Jason Hoeksema, co-organizer of the Native Plant Planting event. Kristin Lamberson, organizer of the event, will be providing hundreds of native plants from the...


Position preview: Offensive line

It’s no secret that the offensive line struggled last season for the Ole Miss Rebels. Between a number of injuries and inexperience, the group had trouble in both run blocking and pass protection, giving up 31 sacks last season.  The good news for the line is that it returns all of its starters.  Even if they weren’t one of the best groups in the SEC last year, the added experience should warrant some improvement, and, barring injuries, there should be more depth this season, too. The anchor of the line is junior left tackle Laremy Tunsil.  The offensive line really took a hit any time...


Book review: ‘The Festival of Insignificance’

It would be easy to write off Milan Kundera’s newest novel, “The Festival of Insignificance,” as an exercise in navel gazing. After all, the novel actually opens by discussing this very thing: “It was as if their seductive power no longer resided in their thighs, their buttocks or their breasts, but in that small round hole located in the center of the body… But how to define the eroticism...


Study abroad programs: more than a trip

Study abroad programs are, on the surface, a little intimidating. There are a smorgasbord of countries from which to choose, a dizzying number of classes and programs and lists upon lists of necessary forms and deadlines and costs. But, if you can get past the semantics, it’s probably one of the most rewarding experiences college can offer. For many people, a four-year college is the first time you’re living on your own. Even if your parents live in Oxford, you have to take control of your life in some aspect: you’re choosing your own classes, figuring out how to fit lunch into a packed...