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Nominations being accepted for Frist Award to recognize faculty, staff

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Faculty and staff play an active role in students’ daily lives year round, and the Thomas F. Frist Student Service Award makes time once a year to recognize some of those individuals. In its 22nd year, the award will go to one faculty member and one staff member who exceed their call of duty and go out of their way to be of service to students. Last year, rather than the usual two awards, three...


Column: Kermit Davis can lead Ole Miss basketball to new heights

The announcement of Kermit Davis’ hiring as head coach of the Ole Miss basketball team brings a promising new look to the program. Davis, who was previously the head coach at Middle Tennessee State, is best known for his 2016 trip to the NCAA Tournament, during which the Blue Raiders shocked the nation by upsetting No. 2 seed Michigan State 90-81 as a No. 15 seed. However, his success extends beyond...


How to: Beat the post-spring break blues

After fighting off winter gloom, spring break blooms into the lives of students everywhere. Tragically, spring break comes and goes in a blink of an eye, and after a week of partying on the beach or relaxing on a staycation, it’s important to have a game plan to beat the post-spring break blues. Plan ahead It’s much easier said than done. After a week of putting school completely out of mind,...


Opinion: State infrastructure bill increases local involvement

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This month, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves submitted a bill for the “BRIDGE” Act, or the “Building Roads, Improving Development, and Growing the Economy Act.” Primary funding for this legislation comes from the recently proposed issuance of new bonds to pay for these projects. The bill will be returning to the Senate this week pending negotiation. This bill would bring noticeable change...