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Two weeks ago at Union Unplugged, I saw two tweets that were both equally ignorant and insensitive. One said, “I love it when the Union gets all ghetto.” The other said, “ghettoTuesday is back!” The second tweeter was gracious enough to provide a picture of the NPHC Greeks strolling in front of the...

Between President Obama’s limited release of a memo outlining drone policy and John Brennan’s Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearings, drones are all over the news this week. Drones are unmanned aerial devices that allow for either targeted strikes or surveillance, and they have altered the way the war on terror has been fought. While drones have been newsworthy,...

Apparently gay marriage is still an issue. Maybe I’m being obtuse, but I don’t see the problem with it. My main question is, does this affect you in any way? Does the gayness of one individual impede on the liberty of another? Unless being gay means exclusively violating the rights of others, which it doesn’t, then I’m at a loss as to why anyone would have an issue...

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, I spent the day trying to remember when I had last seen it, retracing...

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...