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Dear Editor: Yesterday morning, I discovered I had lost something invaluable, an Italian silver chain necklace with a crucifix pendant that had been my grandmother’s and two pieces of my late mother’s jewelry. I have had this necklace always with me for the last year and a half. Completely distraught,...

In second grade, we had to learn two things that our teachers stressed would be of the utmost importance when we became adults: cursive and how to mail a letter. As we have become adults, or at least adults for all intents and purposes, we rarely use these second grade-honed skills. Personally, I use cursive when I write my rent check. That’s it. As for mailing a letter,...

We are an entitled generation. If any other Ole Miss student dares disagree with me, I need only point toward the Land Rovers and Mercedes-Benz convertibles sitting in dorm parking lots to illustrate my point. While I recognize that a few freshmen driving cars worth more than the average American household’s annual salary doesn’t exactly prove that our entire generation...

Last Sunday night millions of people were watching the Super Bowl. My professor gave me an assignment to watch it and write down my favorite commercial. This was the first time I had ever watched the Super Bowl. At first, I just paid attention to the commercials because of the assignment. I didn’t totally understand the rules of football. so it was hard to engage in...

The state of Illinois is really bleak, as Governor Pat Quinn delivered the State of the State address on Wednesday. For starters, Illinois is facing a $95 billion pension crisis to go on top of the nation’s worst budget ranking. Add gun crime in the state’s largest city, union strikes and a grumbling Democratic base, and things are not looking peachy for Illinois. So...

Today Mississippi senators face a deadline to reauthorize the state’s Medicaid program. The House of Representatives initially failed to pass the measure last week as Democrats challenged the exclusion of a Medicaid expansion included as part of the Affordable Care Act. Similar arguments continue in the Senate, with Democrats asserting that the expansion makes fiscal...

Valentine’s Day is approaching. You can’t go to Walmart or turn on the TV without being bombarded by messages of love. But what is it? How do we attain it? Love is a verb. God is love. All you need is love. We talk about love a lot; we’re constantly seeking it. It’s what every musician is singing about, what every writer is writing about. It is so often what motivates...

Your employer might ask you for your Facebook password when you graduate and eventually get a job, just so you know. I found out this information, and I couldn’t believe it. There’s no reason for them to get my password, I thought. If my profile has decent privacy settings and none of my posts are visible unless you’re friends with me, why should my employer need...

When was the last time you saw a centaur roaming the streets of Oxford? Or a mermaid hanging out in the Grove? For anyone not on hallucinogens, the answer is never. However, that didn’t stop a Mississippi state lawmaker from introducing a piece of legislation last week that was straight out of a Syfy Channel original movie, a proposed ban on all human-animal hybrids. ...

Dear Mr. Sunshine Deathray, With Dear Abby gone, R.I.P., I don’t have anyone that’ll listen to my troubles. Mr. Sunshine Deathray, I write to you in Folsom from my place of incarceration here at Ole Miss. I came across your opinion article in the school paper at Folsom; feels like I’m at grandma’s house when reading your stuff. Really good stuff. But I know you’re...