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Staff reporter, Gabrielle Wood, and her roommates Megan Leblanc (middle) and Hadley Hebert (right) pose after hiking at Red Bluff, Miss.

The beach is calling my name this summer

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

Summer: one of my favorite words.  School is out, the air is warmer, the water is clearer and I’ve got a lot of much-needed free time on my hands. As an incoming senior, I’ll be savoring this summer...

In August and September 2019, Elijah Arriago, pictured with Brynn Lundy, graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training for the Army.

Settle down whenever you feel ready

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter April 5, 2021

When is the right time to settle down? The short answer to this question is: whenever you want. Being in college, I think many of us are starting to notice more people our age moving in together, getting...

Letter to the Editor: March 30 Issue

Daniel Mintz April 3, 2021

Dear Editor,  Even before the pandemic, one in three students at four-year colleges nationwide struggled to afford adequate food while in school. The pandemic has made that situation worse.  Despite...

U.S. border crisis: Save the children

U.S. border crisis: Save the children

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2021

Foil blankets, metal fences, horrid smells and overstuffed rooms–sounds like a fun getaway summer camp, right? Wrong, this is the current condition of immigration housing for children at the U.S.-Mexico...

Treasure Brown poses at her white coat ceremony at Meharry Medical College. For Trinity, her bond with her sister has uplifted and inspired her.

Women’s History Month: Honoring my homegrown inspiration

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

As a kid, when asked, “who do you want to be like when you grow up?” or “who inspires you?” most kids would say a celebrity or even their parents, but for me, it was always my sister. My sister,...

Humanize their stories: Asian grievances matter

Humanize their stories: Asian grievances matter

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

On March 16, a gunman’s rampage resulted in eight people’s deaths across three different spa locations in metro Atlanta. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent, leading many people to believe...

Illinois center Kofi Cockburn (21) is defended by Loyola Chicago center Cameron Krutwig, left, and Lucas Williamson, right, during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 21, 2021.

March Madness is finally here

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

After 706 days of no March Madness, the time is finally here when brackets will be busted, Cinderella stories will be made and one team will be crowned the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Division 1 champion.  This...

Gyms just are not that welcoming for women

Gyms just are not that welcoming for women

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

In the beginning of 2021, my biggest New Years resolution was to be more active by going to the gym daily. However, this quickly fell short when I realized what that entailed. As someone who didn’t...

Dr. Seuss controversy exemplifies cancel culture run amok

Dr. Seuss controversy exemplifies cancel culture run amok

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter March 16, 2021

If you have spent any time on social media over the past few weeks, then you are no doubt familiar with the controversy surrounding Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. On March 2, Dr. Seuss Enterprises...

Leo Carney, kitchen manager at McElroy’s Harbor House in Biloxi on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, said the removal of coronavirus restrictions will disproportionately impact Black residents — many of whom are essential workers, Friday, March 5, 2021. Carney said he would feel better with restrictions being removed if essential workers had access to the coronavirus vaccine.

Texas and Mississippi: National embarrassments

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

Something shameful happened in our country last week: The governors of Texas and Mississippi lifted the mask mandates and announced the reopening of the states to 100%. Way to go –– You have set the...

Choosing between an unpaid internship and sanity

Choosing between an unpaid internship and sanity

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter March 7, 2021

Between school, studying, work and a small amount of leisure time, working an unpaid internship is impossible.  I believe that, in some cases, offering an unpaid internship is appropriate. For example:...

After this season, it’s time to say goodbye to The Bachelor franchise

After this season, it’s time to say goodbye to The Bachelor franchise

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 6, 2021

The latest season of “The Bachelor” has gotten so dramatic that even the host has been sent home. In a season that was intended to highlight diversity and progression, the show has found itself under...

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