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For rape to be such a difficult subject, we’ve been talking about it a lot lately and with very little reverence or respect for the people who are victims. We all remember Todd Akin’s statements about “legitimate rape” and how the female body has a way of “trying to shut that...

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come. We’ve evolved dramatically in the...

By and large, Amnesty International does good work. They represent the downtrodden and oppressed all over the world and bring attention to otherwise unknown human rights violations. Having said that, in a case currently before the Supreme Court, Amnesty International may have unintentionally blocked future plaintiffs from bringing cases about the U.S. government’s...

Talk back to the teacher, get handcuffed. If you are a high school student in Meridian, this could very well happen to you. Wednesday, federal civil rights lawyers filed suit against Meridian, Miss., Lauderdale County, the county’s Youth Court judges and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services for denying students basic constitutional rights and sending them...

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat. The two-vehicle accident took place on Highway 6 at the 18th Street overpass, according to Oxford Police Capt. James Owens. “Right now, the investigation is still pending,” Owens said. “From what we’ve learned, one vehicle came across the median and struck the other...

The Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce graduated 19 young leaders last week from its annual eight- month leadership development program, Leadership Lafayette. Denson Hollis of the The University of Mississippi Foundation recently graduated from Leadership Lafayette. “It’s an eight month-long program that the Chamber of Commerce puts on and different organizations...

A female University of Mississippi student was robbed at gunpoint around 2 a.m. Friday on University Avenue near the bridge that crosses Gertrude Ford Boulevard, according to the University Police Department (UPD). Another female student was with the victim when the robbery occurred. The suspect allegedly pointed a small-caliber gun to one of the female victim’s heads...

Rebels for Christ (RFC) is a campus ministry organization at The University of Mississippi and has been an active participant in campus ministry life since 1961. Student involvement with RFC varies from year to year and has more than 100 members, 80 percent of whom are undergrads. The organization’s home church is the Oxford Church of Christ where members have Sunday...

  For the first time since 2009, the Ole Miss Rebels got a conference victory on the road. The Rebels (5-3, 2-2 SEC) are now one win away from becoming bowl eligible after defeating Arkansas (3-5, 2-3 SEC) 30-27 in Little Rock, Ark., at War Memorial Stadium.   The win was an emotional one for the Rebels and it came down to the very last play of the game. The...

  The Ole Miss Rebels defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 30-27 on Saturday on the foot of senior Bryson Rose’s 31-yard field goal as time expired. While Rose was carried off the field in triumph, the Rebels’ second-straight Southeastern Conference victory was much more than a one-man job.   “Our character trait this week in our program was courage,”...