To many outsiders, the South is racist, uneducated, country, and uninformed about events outside Mississippi. At first, these were my opinions too, but living here and experiencing it, the outside world has their views wrong.
Mental abuse is very subtle. My sensitivities were studied and specifically targeted through subtle manipulations, and this successfully instilled doubt within me. I was dependent. I felt there was no way out even though I knew I was unhappy. I was convinced the relationship I had was all I was worth.
I came here with a certain perception of Mississippi, and I didn’t think that would change over my four years as a student. However, now as I’m about to leave Mississippi forever, I have such a fond view of this state. Even though there may be some aspects of the state’s past and present political views that I may not agree with, Mississippi has changed my life forever.
We like to think growing up in the LGBT community today is “heaven” compared to the past, and while I agree in some aspects, over the years, society has ignored the pain our LGBT brothers and sisters endure.
As an active user on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, I often wonder why we must have multiple social media accounts and why we even use them at all?
St. Stanislaus High School is a college preparatory school in Bay St. Louis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their mascots are the Rock-a-chaws, those little balls with thorns that sometimes get stuck to your socks and hurt like hell when you step on them with your bare feet.
One of the things that stood out to me most during class-time was one of our guest lecturers and his charge for us to think of six words or less to describe ourselves. One phrase he used that really stuck in my mind was “comfortably lost.” This is a good way to describe how I felt during my time in Ireland.
Mike Bianco signed college baseball’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class in 2016. That class already had Ryan Rolison, who was draft eligible as a sophomore, being drafted 22 overall in May 2018. The 2016 freshman class also contributed to Ole Miss’ SEC Tournament Championship in 2018.
Mississippi legislators have made it easier and legal for the bad guys to arrive on our campus with deadly weapons and the intention to kill. This is a mistake.
For as long as I can remember, the word health or being “healthy” only meant physical health. When someone said “I’m focusing on my health” or “I need to be healthier,” I always tagged it to eating foods that were rich in nutrients, keeping a healthy exercise regimen, drinking lots of water, cutting out carbs, or anything that had to do with a “healthy” physical state of being.
For a while, I did not define myself as a perfectionist. What even is a perfectionist? Personally, I had defined it as someone who needs everything to be perfect all of the time, always. I was definitely not this person.
You are a 20-year-old college student studying pre-med. You have not found a community of friends in your six months of arriving on campus. Your classes require so much studying. You could spend every day, all day studying if you chose to, but you cannot seem to get out of bed.
Senior year of high school was the first time I became obsessed with my weight. I never had a problem with my weight before. I was a healthy and fit girl. I was playing basketball, softball, and cheerleading and was always active. I had a fast metabolism and my sleeping schedule was nearly perfect. I had friends and life was great.
With the new generation, more people are becoming too soft and afraid of not being politically correct. We can see this in the backlash that Coach Izzo received. Many said what he did was out of line and completely unacceptable.
April is dedicated to many issues. These range from National Clean Out your Medicine Cabinet Month to Stress Awareness Month. However, one of the most important issues is sexual assault.
Column: Despite pain, work, and obstacles, it’s a blessing to be a walk-on quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels
There’s a noise. It’s getting louder and louder with each waking second. Is it the fans cheering my name? Maybe the final buzzer of last nights game? Is it my position coach screaming at me like a drill sergeant? No, it’s just my alarm telling me to head to 6 a.m. workouts.
In the world of sports, a heavily debated topic is the slow, but steady push towards NCAA athletes being a paid a salary in addition to their scholarship.
If you would have asked me two years ago where I saw myself going to college, never in a million years would I have thought I would end up in Mississippi.
Never in my life had I dreamed of being a journalist. At first, all I thought journalists did was write. However, after a few minor events in my life, I realized that traveling the road to becoming a professional and successful journalist was one of the most important decisions in my life.
Throughout high school, I was never interested in watching basketball. Whether it was high school, college, or the NBA, basketball was never a sport of which I considered myself a fan. Then suddenly, during my senior year, that all changed.
As I sat in my chair waiting for my name to be called “T’Aja Charnay Cameron,” I held back tears that I had accumulated in four short years that felt like a lifetime. And as I walked across the stage, I felt nothing, and I barely even smiled. The day had turned into just another day of the week. That was my story in high school – this pretty girl, the popular girl, just floating and living without a purpose.
For more than 100 years, Hollywood has offered amazing, Oscar-winning movies and television shows. As we constantly consume them, writers and directors sometimes glamorize serious issues, such as drug abuse, suicide and murder.
Later, I became obsessed with the idea that one day I could have a job that I could travel the world and just take pictures of everything that held beauty. I think it is a really beautiful thing when someone can look at a picture and feel something emotional towards it.