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A few weeks ago, I boarded an airplane for the first time in a number of years. Since I am not a frequent flyer, some things that jumped out at me that likely didn’t seem unusual to the more seasoned travelers around me. Last week, I flew home from a family vacation to make it back in time for summer school...

This anecdotal story is a bit dated and probably extremely difficult to fathom at the moment due to the intense heat we are currently facing. However, I shared the story with my uncle a few days ago, and he suggested that it was one I should share with the readers of The Daily Mississippian. Around the middle of December, around finals time, I remember sitting in the bus...

It was a big day for technology fans, as both the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and the Electronic Entertainment Expo began yesterday. Apple, now under the direction of Tim Cook, unveiled iOS 7, a complete overall of the iPhone and iPad interface set to be available this fall. The new icon designs are much more colorful and simplistic, according to Apple. A few...

Governor Phil Bryant might have a few more enemies following a statement he made last week regarding working moms. In a Washington Post Live interview, Bryant responded to a question regarding the decline of our country’s education by stating the cause was “both parents started working … the mom got in the work place.” One would hope that the statement was...

BY TRAVIS OFFIELD tjoffiel@go.olemiss.edu The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will tipoff in the NBA Finals tonight in South Beach, FLa., setting the tone for a highly anticipated, best-of-seven championship round with more at stake than just an opportunity to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy. For LeBron James and the Miami Heat, I would argue that this series garners...

BY ANNA RUSH akrush1@gmail.com My mother is a hippie. She was on the “go green” movement long before it was cool and grew vegetables in her backyard long before hipsters started blogging about it. For six weeks I am interning in my hometown (read: I’ve moved back in with my parents) and have gained new appreciation for my mother’s “granola” tendencies. I like...

BY TIM ABRAM toabram@go.olemiss.edu The last few weeks for the Obama administration have been scandal laden to say the least. The Department of Justice, led byAttorney General Eric Holder, is currently investigating itself per request of President Barack Obama to determine why exactly phone records and emails of Fox News and Associated Press reporters were subpoenaed....

Dear Editor,   In an ASB Senate Student Life Committee meeting last week, I introduced a bill that would essentially ban the song “Dixie” from University of Mississippi events. Unfortunately, the bill failed by a vote of 12 to one — I was the only committee member who voted in favor of the bill. I wrote the resolution to ban “Dixie” because it is offensive...

BY ANNA RUSH akrush1@gmail.com As graduation quickly approaches, many muse that your college years are the best years of your life. The unknown that lies beyond graduation can be daunting. The mere thought of saying goodbye to the friends you’ve grown so close to over the past few years can bring tears to your eyes. Some of your friends know exactly where they are going,...

Dear Editor,   Whereas Williamson claims that she is tired of “picking up a copy of The DM and seeing people outraged about absolutely inane topics,” I am admittedly tired of something else.  I am tired of apologizing.  I am tired of being under the magnifying glass.  I am tired of making overt gestures of political correctness to try and justify my university...