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News

Coming out in the Christian South: Ole Miss students on their journey to acceptance

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Lost pictures, notes and other irreplaceable personal items that were left behind. Those are the things Ole Miss senior Dylan Lewis remembers when he was kicked out of his home his junior year of high school. “I remember the day like it was yesterday,” Lewis said. “I came home one day — Oct. 21 to be exact. And my mother and I had a confrontation and I was asked to leave my home.” Earlier...

Sports

College football pick ’em: Final week

No. 10 Oklahoma State at No. 9 Oklahoma  Sports editor Brian Scott Rippee: The Big 12 is suffering due to the lack of a conference title game, and a lot of down programs across the league, none more glaringly than Texas. Mike Gundy’s squad should be a one-loss team right now if not for how the officials handled their game against Central Michigan. Oklahoma has looked great over the last month of the season. Sooners win by two scores, but it won’t be enough to give them a serious playoff look, no matter what happens. Assistant sports editor Sam Harres: Oklahoma State has looked dangerous...

Opinion

Trump’s cabinet picks are off to a good start

The weeks and months that follow the election of a new president bring a flurry of new appointments to Cabinet and senior level White House positions. Almost every day, there is a new Cabinet member or senior advisor announced, leading to an abundance of rumors and nail-biting. As the picks have taken shape, I am enthusiastic about the Americans President-elect Trump has chosen to lead with him. Conservatives across the country who worried he would not live up to the promises he made are breathing a sigh of relief. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump’s pick for attorney general,...