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

News

Oxford police Twitter bridges gap to public

The Oxford Police Department strives to keep the community informed and involved through an unconventional platform: Twitter. Major Jeff McCutchen and Lieutenant Hildon Sessums have been co-running the OPD Twitter account for the past three years. After the summer of 2014, the account having only 47 followers, McCutchen said they decided they wanted to become more active. McCutchen said the Ferguson, Missouri incident made the department want to become more involved in the community. McCutchen said the lack of communication between the Ferguson police and their community was a part of the problem,...

Sports

SEC Basketball Power Poll 2/8/16

1.     Texas AM The Aggies have lost two in a row, but this team is still the most complete in the SEC at the end of the day. Alex Caruso and Jalenn Jones are a strong back court duo, and the Aggies will get it figured out. They should do it quickly, though, because road games at Alabama and LSU loom ahead before Ole Miss and Kentucky come to town. This team is in the toughest stretch of its schedule. 2.     LSU Ben Simmons and company have finally figured it out. I still have no clue how it took them this long, but the Tigers are now 8-2 in conference play and are on top of the SEC standings....

Lifestyles

This week in Oxford

Monday 7 p.m. – Cards Against Humanity Night – The Growler 8:30 p.m. – Trivia Night – The Blind Pig 9:30 p.m. – DJ Night – Rooster’s Tuesday 7:30 p.m. – Trivia Night – Frank & Marlee’s 7 p.m.- Local Writers, Players and Poets Night – Shelter 9:30 p.m. – Open Mic Night – Rooster’s Wednesday 5 p.m. – Chris Offutt signs “My Father the Pornographer” – Off Square Books 9 p.m. – Wild Child – Proud Larry’s 9:30 p.m. – Karaoke – Rooster’s 9:30 p.m. – Movie Night, “Moulin Rouge”...

Opinion

Waterboarding: Donald Trumps new policy

“I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring a hell of  a lot worse than waterboarding.” Saturday night at the latest Republic primary debate, Donald Trump announced his whole-hearted support for waterboarding and more. Despite the fact that it is considered torture by the United Nations, an uncountable number of legal experts, military judges, veterans and intelligence officers, Trump thinks that waterboarding is necessary— even beyond necessary. He sounded pretty excited about bringing the old torture band back together. As a humanist, I believe that humans have and deserve some...