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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...

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...

One morning in late July, the Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was found covered in red paint with the phrase “black lives matter” spray painted at the foot of the statue. Many other similar instances have occurred throughout the nation, and the reaction is always the same— the paint is removed and and a search begins for the “vandals.” I find...

One morning in late July, the Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was found covered in red paint with the phrase “black lives matter” spray painted at the foot of the statue. Many other similar instances have occurred throughout the nation, and the reaction is always the same— the paint is removed and and a search begins for the “vandals.” I find...

Before this year, I had never spent a summer anywhere else but home, for the most part. I would vacation a few times throughout the break, but mostly just rest from the long school year that was now behind me. However, this summer, I signed up for classes at Ole Miss. I was really excited to get back to college only a few weeks after I went home for the summer, but, when...

I think it’s fair to say that, lately, the United States has experienced its fair share of unrest. From Ferguson and Baltimore to Caitlyn Jenner, to the Confederate Flag and Charleston, to the Supreme Court’s ruling that led to the legalization of gay marriage in all fifty states, it really has been one controversial event after another popping up on the evening news....

On June 25, the United States legalized same sex marriage under its Constitution. The Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which grants ‘equality to all its citizens,’ extends to same-sex couples, and this announcement brings equality to millions of Americans who were denied this Constitutional right until now. The Supreme Court clearly...

Study abroad programs are, on the surface, a little intimidating. There are a smorgasbord of countries from which to choose, a dizzying number of classes and programs and lists upon lists of necessary forms and deadlines and costs. But, if you can get past the semantics, it’s probably one of the most rewarding experiences college can offer. For many people, a four-year...

Just this week, a study conducted by “Outside the Lines” questioned how often college athletes get prosecuted after being arrested for committing crimes. The study investigated 10 Division I NCAA schools’ basketball and football players over a period spanning from 2009-2014 in regards to crimes committed while playing at their respective universities. The schools...