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Institutions of Higher Learning names new Board of Trustees commissioner

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Alfred Rankins Jr., president of Alcorn State University, has been named the next commissioner of the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees. The vote among the board was unanimous. This comes about a month after the current commissioner Glenn Boyce announced his intention to retire at the end of June. Rankins is set to take over the position on July 1, and will stay president of ASU until...


Tennis teams fight through tough matches, rough patches

The Ole Miss men’s and women’s tennis teams have faced their fair shares of challenges as the seasons pass their respective halfway mark. The women’s team has had a better showing lately, and has continued to prove its merit against elite teams throughout the country. The Rebels have faced a gauntlet of a schedule so far this season. The 11th-ranked ladies recently lost a close 4-2 match against...


Opinion: Gun control: ‘A call to educate’

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Anger compelled, my fingers flew across the keyboard late Tuesday night. I should have been sleeping,  but my thoughts circulated back to what the haunted halls of Parkland High School and Great Mills High School must be like now in the aftermath of the tragic shootings that have taken place. How much more somber the classroom settings must be and how much the memory must be replayed for the...