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News

Ole Miss begins bicycle lane initiative

Complete Streets Pop-Up Project, which builds temporary additions to streets that make paths for cyclists and pedestrians, will begin construction this month both on- and off-campus. On the sections between 5th Street and Grove Loop of University Avenue, the temporary transformation of the street will include infrastructure for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians and will demonstrate what the road will look and feel like without a permanent change to design. Residents and tourists alike will get a taste of how the flow of traffic will go with two bicycle lanes, a pedestrian island, crosswalks...

Sports

Ole Miss football defensive line position preview

Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (5) during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

  Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (5) during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.   The defensive line might be one of the strong spots on an Ole Miss defense that was ranked first in the nation in scoring defense last season, and one of the strong spots of the team in general. The team returns two starters, as part-time...

Lifestyles

Inside auditioning: Oxford’s American Idol-ers

Candidates speak at the Overby Center. (DM Photo | Kayla Beatty)

Like millions of other Americans, I spent my teen years completely enthralled with the American Idol series. To most, this show represents the chasing of dreams with a (mostly) fearless attitude and an inspiring level of determination and courage. When the American Idol tour bus landed on Ole Miss turf on Tuesday – its last of 11 stops nationwide – many students sprinted straight from class to...

Opinion

Religious reasons?

On June 25, the United States legalized same sex marriage under its Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which grants ‘equality to all its citizens,’ extends to same-sex couples, and this announcement brings equality to millions of Americans who were denied this Constitutional right until now. The Supreme Court clearly states in its decision that “the fundamental liberties protected by the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal...