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Over the past semester, I’ve had the joy of working as the opinion editor here at The Daily Mississippian. It has been a wonderful experience and I have been privileged to provide a platform for students’ opinions. My only issue has been the series of complaints I have received from various students which...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR The right of a transgendered person to use public restrooms is a heated topic of discussion at the moment. North Carolina recently passed a law banning people from using the bathroom that does not match their birth certificate, meaning only those who have completed the surgery to transition and have filled to the appropriate paperwork can use the bathroom...

“You like sports?” “Yeah.” “Cool. Want to be the assistant sports editor?” That’s how I got this job back in early September. I was sitting in a class with the former The Daily Mississippian editor-in-chief Logan Kirkland writing down gambling spreads. I wasn’t paying attention at all. I also didn’t gamble that weekend, because that’s illegal. One thing...

Imagine working tirelessly for hours on a final project. You’re proofreading, studying and checking all facts. Now take that final project, print...

Letter to the Editor Recently Hip Hop mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams sent the nation into a media frenzy after his five-minute appearance on The Breakfast Club—an American syndicated Radio Show based in New York City. Last Friday, Birdman showed up to the Breakfast Club hot as fish grease, demanding the radio show personalities “put some respeck” on his name. Like...

Beyoncé just released a video album that portrayed an array of cultural topics.  One of those topics was the degree of pain she felt after being cheated on by her husband. When I saw on Instagram that the video was being released, I instantly downloaded Tidal, just to witness and praise the greatness of “Queen B.”  (For those who aren’t aware, one of the owner...

They say love has no religion. They say love is boundless. I would like to believe that, but it is not always that simple. Even though love has no religion and is boundless, there are parts of our lives that have boundaries and set rules. Religion, culture, class and ethnic backgrounds all have different taboos and rules regarding relationships depending on who and what...

I write this today not as a “good Christian” but as a totally imperfect, broken man who is loved by Jesus. There was a noticeable difference between the students and the “street preachers,” and I’m thankful the article pointed this out. The fundamental difference between the “street preacher” and the students was love. The students were truly living out...

A bill was debated in the Mississippi legislature that would have allowed domestic violence to be grounds for at-fault divorce. Instead of adding this and creating a safe escape for victims of domestic violence, they allowed this bill to die on the floor. There are 10 grounds for at-fault divorce in Mississippi: adultery, impotency, imprisonment, alcohol or drug abuse,...

Guest column A farewell to the humble leader behind the scenes Chances are, if you have found yourself at an event hosted by the University of Mississippi in the past six years, you have not seen one of our University’s most humble servants. No, this is not because of her height, or lack thereof, because we know her personality and can-do attitude make up for that. Chances...