The Daily Mississippian

Online version of the Daily Mississippian, student newspaper for the University of Mississippi in Oxford since 1911

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Thousands celebrate, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after assassination

MEMPHIS — The eyes of the world were on the balcony in front of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on Wednesday just as they were 50 years ago when the shot that ended the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life rang out across America. Thousands from all across the United States and world gathered at and around the motel, which is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum, where King was assassinated...

News

UPD responds to armed robbery near The Inn

The University Police Department responded to a strong-armed robbery near The Inn at Ole Miss at approximately 4 a.m yesterday. The robbery was reported to have occurred at approximately 3 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. UPD said the robbery suspects are three African American males, which were identified by the victim. Ole Miss marketing and brand strategy director Ryan Whittington said the robbery is under...

Sports

Athlon Sports lists two Rebels as 2019 Preseason All-Americans

AJ Brown and Greg Little made the cut as the only two Rebels featured on Athlon Sports’ recently released list of Preseason College Football All-Americans. AJ Brown was an obvious choice at wide receiver for First Team All-American. Brown, the stand out playmaking junior from Starkville, is coming off an explosive and unstoppable 2017 campaign where he accounted for 1,252 receiving yards and 11...

Lifestyles

Nick White explores the experience of Southern queerness in ‘Sweet & Low’

Nick White signed his brilliant collection of short stories “Sweet & Low” at Off Square Books on June 21. Following his debut novel “How to Survive a Summer,” White explores topics like sexuality, identity, relationships, and trauma in “Sweet & Low.” White grew up in Possumneck, Mississippi, and attended undergraduate at Mississippi State University. He now holds a Master of Fine...