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Courtney Pearson, crowned Ole Miss’ first African-American homecoming queen. Although 33 years separate their time at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Rose Flenorl and Courtney Pearson share many similar experiences growing up in the southern United States. Their time at Ole Miss helps illustrate...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently donated HIV testing equipment to The University of Mississippi following the release of statistics indicating blacks are much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV. New initiatives on campus are designed to counteract these statistics and raise awareness. Vince Daivs | The Daily MississippianThe V.B. Harrison Student...

A fire at Lafayette High School on Feb. 5 resulted in disciplinary action from the school and legal charges from the school district, in addition to a re-evaluation of safety precautions. Tanner Marquis | The Daily MississippianLafayette High School A student started a fire in a bathroom of the English hall at Lafayette High School (LHS) on Feb. 5 that “appeared to...

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 transition of College to real life is bittersweet for some in the Oxford community. File Photo Oxford is home to about 20,000 people. Add the roughly 17,000 Ole Miss students, and you’ve got the Oxford-university community. “I hate that.” Angela Barrett has been living in Oxford for four years with her family of four. She works as a music associate at First...

The city of Oxford is working with Lafayette County officials and FNC, Inc. to build a new frontage road along Highway 7. Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to seek a $2.3 million Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for the construction of the north leg of a frontage road that would...

Junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will open the baseball season for Ole Miss Friday against a familiar foe in the No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs. Wahl was named a preseason All-America selection as he looks to lead the Rebels to the College World Series. File Photo (Cain Madden)Junior right hander Bobby Wahl For the second year in a row, junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will take...

 Moved by the scene of a deadly fire in Brazil last month, the city of Oxford has banned the use of pyrotechnics indoors in a Feb. 5 Board of Aldermen meeting. After the Jan. 27 fire that killed 233 people in the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, Oxford city officials felt it necessary to install policies designed to protect residents and visitors from unsafe pyrotechnic...

Sociology professor Willa Johnson was given a major fellow award by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum for research this year. She will be finished with her manuscript by the end of her sabbatical this year. Willa Johnson, biblical scholar and University of Mississippi professor of sociology, was recently awarded the $32,000 Cummings Foundation Fellowship award by...

Rebel Global Connections reaches out to underprivileged elementary students by joining national and international students together to teach a diverse world-view. Rebel Global Connections is a new group on campus that helps build connections between local students and international students. The goal of this group is for both international and U.S. students to come together...