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Last semester, several departments and student organizations on campus hosted an “Are You Ready?” dialogue to discuss the ongoing debate between “#BlackLivesMatter” and “#AllLivesMatter”. Much of the evening’s debate centered on understanding the social implications of the #BlackLivesMatter...

It’s that time of year again – Black History Month. If you guessed Valentine’s Day, that’s okay. Cupid and his arrows usually over shadow black history every February. Please, I repeat please spare me your angry Wikipedia-researched, self-centered, my great great great great grandfather was a farmer letters. My grandmother is older than Jim Crow, for goodness sake. Let...

“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...

In this election cycle, I’ve seen candidates rise and fall, gaining a superior position above the fray before losing their dominance within a half-dozen news cycles. However, there seems to be one candidate who has seen a sustained and meteoric rise: Bernie Sanders. Despite the fact that he would be the oldest president in history, his largest supporters are college...

I have not paid much attention to the caucuses until this year. As I try to find a candidate worth voting for, Republican or Democrat, I will be paying...

I didn’t grow up in the cult of SEC and NFL football. I picked teams by the color of the jerseys and basically ate nachos instead of watching for first downs. Despite having the privilege of going to several Denver Broncos games with my uncle — a proud season pass holder — I mostly looked at the horses and cheerleaders. My mother is a die-hard Alabama fan, but she...

For Black History Month, the Daily Mississippian welcomes and encourages opinions from black students regarding their lives and experiences as a black student at the University of Mississippi. As the opinion editor, I hope to foster diversity and allow students to voice their opinions and concerns. While we feature black writers as often as they submit work, this month...

Last year, I wrote an article discussing Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Artist and The Racial Mountain.” Hughes’ essay discusses a young poet’s rejection of his “black identity” in an effort to declassify his talent. The poet’s disdain for identity has been echoed in contemporary society. From Raven-Symoné to Stacey Dash, the black community has been plagued...

Since the Disney renaissance began with the rise of “The Little Mermaid,” Disney princesses have gained skills and independence, becoming true, modern women. However, many have gained these traits at the cost of their voices. Carmen Fought and Karen Eisenhauer created a project looking at who has the most dialogue in Disney princess films. Despite “Snow...

I’m fat. I’m not curvy, thick or big-boned. I’m fat, and after seven years in a relationship, I am single and will eventually start dating. No matter how much anyone spouts out about body acceptance, I feel an obligation to post body pictures on any dating sites I’ll use. I don’t think being fat is gross, but I’m aware that a lot of people aren’t into that...