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Bruce Jenner. (courtesy | http://theoasisphoenix.com) My experience with the Kardashian family and the global phenomenon that is their lives is a bit limited. Not, mind you, out of any high-minded opposition to reality TV and celebrity gossip. On the contrary, I generally choose to waste my time on cooking-centric...

A few days ago, in one half of the world, President Obama and other members of the U.S. government were laughing and joking at the White House Correspondents’...

Over the last couple of days, I have seen the city I grew up only 45 minutes from in pain. I had family at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles,...

Students competed to earn money for their start-up businesses Friday in the Gillespie Business Plan Competition finals. The semester-long competition,...

Last week, Louisiana State University announced plans for financial exigency, the business equivalent of bankruptcy. Louisiana’s state budget cuts...

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to being labelled “anti-Christian” by a student.  When I began teaching religious studies at a “secular, public university” in Mississippi 11 years ago, I knew there would be days like this. I have been labeled “anti-Christian” by a student in public social media who has never asked me about my personal belief system—she...

I walk about campus on a Thursday like I do every weekday. As I approach the Union, I am surprised to see a crowd formed out front. Many are lying down on the pavement. Others are holding signs. Their content varies; some have slogans like “Hands up, don’t shoot!” but the most prevalent one is: “Black lives matter.” I check my phone. I rarely use the application...

I’m sitting in a coffee shop thinking about how I spent last night Sitting in a bar that I wasn’t old enough to be in With people that I’m not cool...

Yesterday was April 20, the perfect day to rally signatures for Proposition 48, the marijuana legalization petition. My name was amongst the signatures....

Mississippi’s obesity rate is over 35 percent. Out of the 3 million or so people living here, over one million are obese. Mississippians are, on average,...