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I spent years anticipating this last Saturday, the day that, 10 years later, still represents the most radical shift in my life. It was hard then, as a nine-year-old, to understand what those changes would be. Coming back to a hometown washed away by the waters to which I had grown so close over my short...

Colleges and universities everywhere are taking an initiative to decrease the number of sexual assaults that occur on various campuses. To some, this task may seem somewhat impossible. Others believe that a screeching halt to such activity can be forced upon students through rigorous school policies. Rape is no laughing matter. It is a serious and prevalent reality that...

Donald Trump believes the United States has a problem, and that problem is illegal immigration. Trump has proposed that we fix this problem by erecting...

By: Ian Cleary ...

It is no secret that high school age kids are having sex— and a lot of it, at that. According to the Center for Disease Control, 47% of high school age students reported being sexually active in 2013, and of that, 34% had had intercourse in the three months prior to that study. So, yes, nearly half of America’s youth are having sex in their adolescent years. Yet as...

When I see headlines of police brutality, such as the cases involving Sandra Bland, Rexdale Henry and Dillon Taylor, and then see the complacency with which many Americans view this issue, I can’t help but see an extreme disconnect between the attitude of Americans today and the ideals that propelled the American Revolution. With phrases such as “Give me liberty, or...

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers who had a reputation of being an “early-riser,” strongly believed in the notion that the healthiest, wisest people were ones who woke up early. Although Franklin was a very wise man in his lifetime, his quote most certainly does not apply...

When millennials hear the world “rural”, our minds invariably flash through pictures of dirt roads, main streets and cotton fields, supplemented with the occasional church steeple or watermelon stand. In Mississippi, these symbols are abundant enough. A ten mile drive in any direction will most likely bring you within a stone’s throw of a corn field. Those of us...

In order to effectively discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal, one must understand the purpose of having it at all, what the U.S. and its European allies hope to accomplish with this deal. The sole purpose was to limit Iran’s nuclear program so that it is incapable of making a nuclear weapon – that was it. While we can be idealists and criticize the plan for not forcing...

Not long after the on-camera confessions from nearly 50 women whom Cosby allegedly drugged and molested, Bill Cosby denounced the “allegations.” He constantly lied and thus worked to silence his victims. His lawyers said the allegations were “absolutely false.” His wife, family, and fellow Americans stood with him. This one situation seems to reflect the atmosphere...