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Like the rest of the American public, I watched in horror as news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting broke on the morning of Dec. 14. Within hours, it seemed as if every major media outlet was reporting on the tragedy. Cable news channels provided coverage around the clock, newspapers posted constant...

The inauguration represents a metaphorical starting line for the Obama administration. In reality, the re-elected president takes the oath proposing new gun control legislation, while pressing fiscal policy looms in large part as a result of consistent congressional delay. Media describes Congress as “polarized” and “divided” with little hope of substantive change...

There’s a lot to catch up on since we finished finals last year. Gun control is once again a hot topic of conversation, and it looks like Obama has that handled with his 23 Executive Strongly Worded Letters to Congress. We totally dealt with that fiscal cliff problem by, instead of driving right off of it, driving around in circles for a moment before we continued back...

The year of 2013 has already brought in significant changes. It began with our football team delivering a crushing defeat in the BBVA Compass Bowl (Hotty Toddy!). Our basketball team is current ranked 1st in the SEC and is 4-0 in SEC play for the first time since 1937 or so. And to top all of that off, Coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have been on a recruiting tear securing...

The daily emails from the UMToday continue to inform its readers that the university is going to get serious about the smoking ban. According to the email, “the University of Mississippi will strictly enforce our smoke free campus policy. Warnings will not be issued to those found smoking on campus; all violators, including faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors,...

The year of 2013 has already brought in significant changes. It began with our football team delivering a crushing defeat in the BBVA Compass Bowl (Hotty Toddy!). Our basketball team is current ranked 1st in the SEC and is 4-0 in SEC play for the first time since 1937 or so. And to top all of that off, Coach Hugh Freeze and his staff have been on a recruiting tear securing...

When I sat down to write this column, my last one for The Daily Mississippian, I thought it would be easy. Graduation for me is right around the corner. I would just write what the last four years at The University of Mississippi have meant to me and how much I’ve enjoyed doing a weekly column for our school newspaper. Maybe include a few anecdotal comments about an...

I have been in the U.S. since August 2011. Since then, I have been to two football games at Ole Miss and three NBA basketball games in Memphis. I still remember the first football game I went to last September against BYU. American sports enthusiasm was beyond my imagination. It is odd to me that people can spend several days driving across the country just to watch a...