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President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and since then many media outlets have fact-checked what he told the nation. Most sources found that Obama did quite a bit of cherry picking and provided some doctored numbers in his annual speech. Let’s look at one of his first claims...

As the passengers and crew of the marooned Carnival Cruise Lines ship Triumph are towed into the Port of Mobile, they are likely to be greeted by loved ones anxiously awaiting them, as well as reporters wanting to get the first scoop on what the conditions were really like aboard the Carnival Triumph. Alongside their loved ones and reporters will be another group that...

President Obama appeared before Congress Tuesday evening to deliver a State of the Union address reaffirming his commitment to a progressive second term. As Washington remains deeply divided, the president made it clear he is prepared to bring his proposals to the American people if Republicans continue to obstruct his agenda. The middle class was once again center stage...

“Where are you staying in the United States?” “Mississippi.” Every time I answer this question, people give me a dropped jaw. Especially when they see my Asian face. When I was buying a souvenir at Universal Studios’ gift shop in Los Angeles, the cashier saw my Mississippi driver’s license. He was so excited and said that it was one of the few state driver’s...

My brother got cut off while going to work yesterday by a car that was in the left lane and apparently needed to turn right. Normally, my brother would just slam on his brakes and lay on his horn. But my brother rides a motorcycle, so this was not a normal situation. This time, when he was cut off by a guy who wasn’t paying attention to what he was doing while operating...

In the wake of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, the Aurora theater shooting and the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, debates about gun control have come to surface once again. There has been a focus on mental health research and awareness as a means to combat violence. Both sides see an increase in research as a good thing, but anti-gun...

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 Union. What’s even more problematic about these tweets is that...

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...