As the 2018 legislative session convenes in Jackson, lawmakers know that education funding is sure to draw intense scrutiny and debate, and Oxford’s two legislators are gearing up their respective sides for a fight over a multitude of education policy issues.
By Terrence Johnson Mississippi Capitol Press Corps What is your name, age, where are you from? Oscar Denton, 63, from Vicksburg. What is your title? Where did you attend college? What […]
I grew up in a small town that almost everyone could pronounce, but no one could truly spell. It was one of those towns where you had to be a native of the area to know where it was.
My dad always said I will end up in political journalism. He’s wrong. I still do not like politics. I have been exposed to trigger warning and sensitivity about microaggressions that led me to pay attention and be more informed, but politics are complicated. The wide variety of issues ranging from roads to increasing taxes on the rich sometimes goes completely over my head. We all have political opinions – some very strong, but to me, it is all very complicated and sometimes boring.
Public charter schools have only been around as a unique alternative to traditional district schools since the 1990s in the United States, but they have recently become a popular policy tool. They are separate from normal district schools and usually run by private entities while still being publicly funded.
It is no secret that Mississippi’s infrastructure is in questionable condition. With roads and bridges deteriorating, it’s hard to deny the neglect of necessary structures in this state.
After graduating from college in May, I am leaving the state of Mississippi. I’ve known Mississippi for my entire life. She feels safe. She feels comforting. She feels familiar. I grew up in her schools and learned from her people.
My experience working as a member of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps has been eye-opening. Prior to our trip to the state capitol building in Jackson, I had never done any reporting outside of my Oxford, Mississippi bubble. The trip was about experiencing new opportunities and returning to Oxford a better reporter than when I left. I can say without a doubt that is what happened.
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The prospect that global warming is a hoax has always been mindboggling to me. Something so widely supported by science and the world conditions we are going through never crossed my mind as being “fake news.”
What does it mean to be a woman today? What exactly is feminism?
Preaching to children about abstinence is unrealistic. When you know teens are having sex, you should inform them about the consequences.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee that has a become a classic of modern American literature. The novel has been used in the curriculum of thousands of high schools across the United States because of the narratives about racial inequality and the cultural significance of the novel.
I have always been eager to perform. Since childhood, I loved being on a stage and making others smile. It is a feeling of great accomplishment to know I could be responsible for making others smile, laugh, and feel deep emotion through my work as a performer.
If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is around to hear it, did it really make a sound? Comparably, if white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives on campus spewing his ideology, but no students show up to listen, do his words hold any merit?
The NFL National Anthem protest is an ongoing topic. Many athletes protest by taking a knee during the anthem, and some hold their fist in the air during the song.