Column: When deciding to rush in the South, be prepared, don’t stress and believe every word you hear

“Rush is a big deal in the #South.” That statement is something every girl hears when she decides to go to college and join a sorority in the South. As a girl born and raised in a small town in southeast Missouri who decided to attend school at Ole Miss, I took that statement with a grain of salt. I never thought Rush Week would be as intense as everyone said it was.

Column: The Ole Miss Big Event builds relationships in the Lafayette, Oxford and University community

Each year, the city of Oxford prepares itself to become home to several thousand new students. After a short break each summer, the University of Mississippi’s 20,000 students reunite in Oxford. In response to this reunion, many of the city’s well-known qualities return — Jackson Avenue traffic, long restaurant waits, and rowdy nightlife on the Square. These are all too familiar to permanent Oxford residents.

Column: University of Mississippi should offer a fashion merchandising specialization

The University of Mississippi is known for having one of the best accounting schools in the country. Ole Miss is also known as the “Harvard of the South” for its outstanding law program. The university, however, is lacking in the fashion department. During one of my IMC 205 classes, my professor introduced us to some upcoming IMC classes. Mr. Scott Fiene, who is the assistant dean for curriculum and assessment, listed just a slide full of 300-level IMC courses. One included IMC 361 Fashion Promotion. I immediately got in my course favorites and added the class. I knew this was going to be the closest I could get to a fashion course at this school.

Column: How the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are redefining the British monarchy in the 21st century

Prince Harry married acclaimed American actress, Meghan Markle, in May this past year. Markle, a divorced, vocal feminist, with a mixed-race heritage is not the stereotypical image of an English royal. She has tastefully broken old traditions. Despite people’s opinions and criticism from the press, she has proven she is taking her new role as the Duchess of Sussex seriously.

Column: Cooking has taught me to stay determined, not let little things bother me, and keep the number to the fire department handy, just in case.

Cooking, in theory, does not seem overly complicated. You get the ingredients, a few spices, throw them all together in the oven, and voila, you have a delicious meal in no time. Unfortunately, I have learned the hard way that cooking is not as easy as it looks, and the number of times the smoke alarm has gone off in my apartment can attest to that.

America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people

According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation website, in 2016, drunk driving fatalities represented 18 percent of total traffic deaths in Mississippi. America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people. And each year, more than 10,000 people die on our roadways due to drunk driving. The site says that is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year.