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


John Grisham lectures, records podcast at Off Square Books

Ole Miss Law School alumnus and best-selling author John Grisham spent the afternoon signing first editions of his 30th novel “Camino Island” Tuesday afternoon before gathering in front of a packed house at Off Square Books. The line of attendees stretched out the door and down the sidewalk to see Grisham on his first book tour in 25 years. Grisham said he has had a special place for Square Books...


Column: Editor’s picks for NBA Awards 2017

The following are my predictions and explanations for the 2017 NBA Awards. The results of these award races will be released on Monday, June 26. Rookie of the Year Candidates: Malcolm Brogdon, Joel Embiid and Dario Saric Certion’s Pick: Joel Embiid Joel Embiid, center for the Philadelphia 76ers, is the Rookie of the Year despite only playing in 31 games. Embiid leads his competition in points and...


Movie review: ‘Wonder Woman’ testifies to women’s resilience, strength

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I never knew how much I needed a movie like “Wonder Woman” until I watched it. “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, is the first film to star the titular character and the next entry of the DC Comics Cinematic Universe, following “Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman” and “Suicide Squad.” With the quality of these previous films ranging from awful to...


Column: The disgusting truth of Uber’s culture

After months of scandal that had struck the ride sharing provider, Uber, the CEO, Travis Kalanick, stepped down on June 20. These scandals range from a woman being told by Human Resources to not worry about someone sexually harassing her to an executive trying to cover up a rape committed by one of their drivers in India. After all of this was released to the public, Uber’s board hired a special...