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Having a passion can help a person grow emotionally, socially and physically; competitive athletes have an enthusiasm and passion for their sport that require great determination and can be inspiring to witness. The Area IV Special Olympics Track and Field is today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place...

W.C. Handy (Photo credit: Biography.com) The story and origins of the blues are almost mythical in nature. With no agreed-upon “home,” the claim to...

Hard work, dedication and determination are some of many characteristics that led a man from rural Mississippi to the the Oval Office. Daniel Roberts, public policy leadership junior at The University of Mississippi, landed an internship at the White House this semester that puts him one step closer to achieving his dream of success. The selection process entailed rigorous...

Oxford’s first city-run farmers market will open at the end of April. By Taylor Delandro [email protected] Ole Miss students and Oxonians will...

This year is getting off to a rough start for all your favorite action heroes from yesteryear. Schwarzenegger bombed with “The Last Stand.” Stallone bombed harder with “Bullet to the Head.” Now comes the ever-reliable Bruce Willis with another installment of the sometimes-reliable “Die Hard” franchise. But is “A Good Day to Die Hard” a worthy entry in the...

Hey, look, it’s Oscar time again. As Hollywood’s big night and one of the only awards shows I can stomach sitting through approaches, many people are wondering who will be taking home a little gold man on Sunday night. And by “many people are wondering,” I mean, “Many people think it’s pretty obvious,” but still, I shall take this time to add my two cents...

Nashville-based band The Wild Feathers will be bringing its Southern rock ‘n’ roll to Proud Larry’s today as part of its winter tour. Courtesy John Peets | Warner Brothers Records The Wild Feathers is a band that blends rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country and blues to create a sound that is raw but clean and crisp at the same time. While this blending of genres is not...

The holiday for candy, flowers, cards and sweet nothings is upon us.  Here’s the lowdown on flowers, namely roses — red roses. Erin Scott | The Daily Mississippian Roses. In “Romeo and Juliet,” playwright William Shakespeare said that by any other name, it wouldn’t smell as sweet, but for florists, this time of year means that scent is the smell of money. Local...

Ah, Valentine’s Day, the most romantic and anticipated day of the year for the hopeless romantics. What could possibly go wrong on such a love-filled day? Well, anything that could go wrong does go wrong for some people out there. I’ll start at middle school because in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was such a fun affair with the parties and how everyone got...

I have a question for you. If romantic films didn’t exist, what would relationships be like today? Romantic films can give you a grandeur sense of love, and romantic comedies perpetuate the ideas that are completely unrelatable to real-life relationships, or real people for that matter. Romantic comedies create the idea that everything is serendipitous, maybe there are...