Coming to Ole Miss was not my first option when I started exploring colleges and what I wanted to study. At a young age, I always wanted to be a teacher like my mother, but as I grew and explored my options, I came across journalism and the excitement of the media.
As a high school student lost in the throes of divorce, friendship drama, depression and anxiety, I desperately needed someone to meet me where I was. My Young Life leaders, Alli and Lindsey, did just that.
We’re all familiar with the idea that money can’t buy you happiness. While we are pressured into “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and our peers in this society, it’s important to choose a career that you will enjoy, even if you don’t become rich doing it.
Advice often comes with good intent, but I wish that I had a better understanding of what was behind that intent when I first came to college. Here are some things to consider.
One of those most influential loves I’ve experienced is the bond between a father and a daughter. My dad has been someone I have looked up to since my first steps, to my first car, and my first job. He has been my biggest supporter, greatest encourager, and the most wonderful role model.
I am concerned about the idea of my children one day attending Ole Miss, because diversity no longer exists. Today, politics has divided the student body, and you are either on the right or left politically and socially.
When thinking of where I wanted to go to college, I realized my sophomore year of high school that I wanted to be in the South. I would only look at schools at college fairs located in the South. I only toured schools below the Mason Dixon line, and only applied to those schools.
Since I was in high school, I have enjoyed having a job. There are many reasons why having a job can be beneficial for anyone, especially starting at a young age.
The most exciting new Star Wars prospect has to be “The Mandalorian,” a brand new entrant in the Star Wars universe released during the first day of Disney+ going live as a streaming service.
The Second Amendment is one of our fundamental rights, laying the groundwork for American government. It is under attack today when mass shootings appear to be becoming more common.
As a child, I always knew the importance of wearing a seatbelt, but was never in a situation where I truly understood why this was such a significant commandment. This all changed during my junior year of high school.
Growing up in a military household can negatively affect some people. But I wouldn’t be who I am today without it. Yet a lot of people don’t understand what children go through who have a parent in the military.
I had barely heard of Ole Miss, and the thought of living over 1,000 miles away from my family, friends, and the beach was scary. During my visit, my fears subsided, and I was comforted with a sense of warmth and belonging. The smiling faces and greetings from strangers excited me more with each moment in Oxford.
You get four years to figure out what it is that you want to do for the rest of your life. For the first 18 years of my life, everything had been decided for me. My whole life up until that point consisted of being told what I was supposed to do by my parents and teachers. I never had to make a decision so consequential before, and the thought terrified me.
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.
Based on countless testimonials about this activity completely changing, and even saving lives, one would think it must be some sort of magic. But it’s not. It’s CrossFit.
Opinion: Sensationalist politicians who perpetuate false narratives benefit from the idea of ‘false consciousness’
Sensationalist politicians and egotistical TV “journalists” represent a symbiotic relationship that acts as a mirror projection of the ideas represented in the definition of — false consciousness.