Category Archives: Editorials

Southern Hospitality for International Students / Kienna Van Dellen

Throughout this November issue, you will see different people’s stories on diversity and how we can learn from each other.  College life is different for everyone; however, it brings a huge culture shock for international students. This is something that you may not think about as you sit side by side with them in their classes. That girl from Japan

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Moving Forward With Determination To End This Virus / Kienna Van Dellen

As summer draws to a close, incoming and returning students face a new school year, bringing new challenges and experiences. While the excitement rises as we come home to campus, many of us are concerned with returning to campus with a new variant spreading rapidly across the state.  As of Aug. 12, 2021, the state of Mississippi has reached new

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March Resolutions After a Year With COVID-19/by Kyle Hamrick

One year ago this month, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. With vaccines rolling out at varying speeds across the country, and a reasonable hope that this pandemic is on its way out of our lives, I propose some resolutions for the “new year” ahead.  Most people make plans for improvement when the clock chimes

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The Myth of the Moderate/by Morgan Thomas

In the divisive arena of American politics, the conversation often focuses on how “polarized” things have become. Op-eds and online blogs have proliferated the idea that America must turn away from “extremism on both sides.” But in this fairy-tale world of constant compromise and middle-ground, what is actually being lost?   Recent years have seen the American political sphere shifting further

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Mental Health Awareness is Human Awareness/by Kyle Hamrick

I used to think that people who struggled with mental health issues were weak, unable to cope with life’s often uncomfortable realities. My friend Ben, a senior psychology major from Tupelo, Mississippi, made me realize my assessment was unbelievably wrong. On the contrary, people who struggle with mental health issues are the strongest people one might ever meet. Their struggle

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