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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular artists right now is Travis Scott, a hip/hop artist from Houston, Texas. He’s one of the reasons hip/hop surpassed rock as the most popular music genre in the entire world for the first time.