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Dear editor, In a recent column regarding the proposed state lottery in Mississippi, the author advocates passionately for the Mississippi legislature to amend the state lottery proposal, thereby allocating the revenue earned for education, rather than the state’s general fund. A noble call to arms, indeed...

Dear editor, In response to Julia Grant’s column of Feb. 2 (State Lottery Will Move Mississippi Forward), I offer an alternative viewpoint while simultaneously...

As a native Oxfordian whose parents were employed by Ole Miss for decades, I am writing to encourage you to support the students who seek to make the university a safe haven for immigrants. As you well know, Oxford is incredibly fortunate to be home to Ole Miss. Because of the university’s influence, our schools are better, our local economy is more diverse and vibrant...

Last week millions forgot to be thankful for something that is uniquely American. That is the freedom of speech. The freedom to express your opinion is...

After a historic election season, President-elect Donald Trump has some serious work to do and serious tasks to overcome, including appointing his new...

Can community activists successfully transition into politicians? Can they retain their community-based interests over self-interest and ensure that the...

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 will be a date we will forever remember. As students, many of us voted in our first presidential election. I cast my ballot; I was very proud and excited to be a part of the process. Much has been made about the winner of this year’s election. I think that we should all take a moment to step back and look at what led to the election of Donald J....

Although I am still in a state of bewilderedness, I can say I have never been so pumped to be a part of the change needed. When I dove into this convoluted...

Dear editor, In our sociology class, we learned that nearly 35 percent of all full-time workers in the state of Mississippi make less than $30,000 a year,...

We are kicking people out of the workforce too early. This might be odd to think about, as most of us are only beginning to enter the workforce, but even as young adults, we should be concerned. According to 2015 US Census Bureau data, the average age of retirement in the United States is 63. As the average life expectancy in 2015 is 81.2 years for females and 76.4 years...