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Leading up to the election, and even after, the opposition to common-sense voter protection laws has increased. The argument, however, has not been framed around a problem with the policy; rather, the focus has been on trying to explain that such legislation is not necessary. I often hear opponents to voter...

  It’s that time of the year where few players are completely, 100 percent healthy.    That is the case for Ole Miss and was the reason sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace sat out the majority of Tuesday’s practice. Wallace has dealt with a shoulder bruise and soreness for most of the season.    “It’s not a structural deal,...

  Redshirt freshman middle blocker Ty Laporte had a frustrating start to her college volleyball career. On the second day of practice last season, she tore her ACL and was forced to sit out the entire year and rehab her knee.    “It was really disappointing because I was already a rookie and really raw in volleyball,” she said. “It put...

Courtney Davis, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is working to improve diabetes patients’ care through a national, multi-site program called Project IMPACT: Diabetes. The purpose of the program, funded by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, is to implement better diabetes care in areas...

Jeffrey Jackson, associate professor of sociology at The University of Mississippi, was recently selected as the Mississippi Humanities Council’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state’s colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college president or humanities dean,...

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election. Citing data from the National Exit Poll, The Monitor reported that millennials aged 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the electorate in this election cycle, up one percentage point from 2008, which was already a record-breaking youth vote turnout. President...

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Katelyn Harrell, LSSB chair of community service and third-year law student, said the idea for the law students to serve the veterans came from a friend. “One...

  The situation Saturday night was all too familiar for Ole Miss. Having the lead with just over two minutes left in the game, a defensive stop would have propelled the Rebels to six wins and bowl eligibility. Instead, they were handed another heartbreaking. This time by the Vanderbilt Commodores, who became bowl eligible themselves with the win.   “Obviously,...

  The Ole Miss men’s basketball team got the season started the right way with a 93-57 win over Mississippi Valley State Friday night at Tad Smith Coliseum.    Junior guard Marshall Henderson led the Rebels with 22 points, going 5-for-11 from 3-point range, including three made three-pointers in 1:22 of game time.    “That’s why...

It’s irrelevant and a ridiculous non-issue. You might then ask, “Why does anyone care? Why is anyone debating this issue? Why have 37 states, including Mississippi, either enacted or started to consider legislation to create voter ID laws?” Well, let’s follow it logically through the pipeline. In order for a bill to become a law, some kind of...