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The year of 2013 has already brought in significant changes. It began with our football team delivering a crushing defeat in the BBVA Compass Bowl (Hotty Toddy!). Our basketball team is current ranked 1st in the SEC and is 4-0 in SEC play for the first time since 1937 or so. And to top all of that off, Coach...

The daily emails from the UMToday continue to inform its readers that the university is going to get serious about the smoking ban. According to the email, “the University of Mississippi will strictly enforce our smoke free campus policy. Warnings will not be issued to those found smoking on campus; all violators, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors,...

The year of 2013 has already brought in significant changes. It began with our football team delivering a crushing defeat in the BBVA Compass Bowl (Hotty Toddy!). Our basketball team is current ranked 1st in the SEC and is 4-0 in SEC play for the first time since 1937 or so. And to top all of that off, Coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have been on a recruiting tear securing...

When I sat down to write this column, my last one for The Daily Mississippian, I thought it would be easy. Graduation for me is right around the corner. I would just write what the last four years at The University of Mississippi have meant to me and how much I’ve enjoyed doing a weekly column for our school newspaper. Maybe include a few anecdotal comments about an...

I have been in the U.S. since August 2011. Since then, I have been to two football games at Ole Miss and three NBA basketball games in Memphis. I still remember the first football game I went to last September against BYU. American sports enthusiasm was beyond my imagination. It is odd to me that people can spend several days driving across the country just to watch a...

After Wednesday night, two Americans became a lot richer. I mean over $100 million richer. What did they do to amount this wealth? They bought a lottery ticket. On Wednesday, the multi-state lottery reached a record $588 million. More than 42 states, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, participate in the lottery, according to the Multi-State...

Space is something I want more of most weeks. It’s hard to scratch the surface of some topics with 700 words and a week of writing. This semester, I rehashed exclusivism, marijuana prohibition, freedom, what love is and so on. Before I go, I have some final thoughts. The column on marijuana prohibition was cut for space, but we should note the measure to legalize...

Well, it’s that time of year again. With less than two weeks left in the semester, I know I am not alone in saying that the mounting pressures of final papers, assignments and exams have pushed me to the ultimate level of procrastination. I, for one, have terrible self-control when it comes to Internet browsing. In past years I have stooped so low as to have my...

I just want to say right up front, that this subject is not really up my alley … or across my street, down my road or next door at the house that sits empty although we hear noises there all the time, either; or at least, I hope not. But, as I debated about writing my thoughts on Measure B, I decided that as a journalist, I need to be able to write about most anything;...