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.
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?
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.
Everyone who knows me knows I love Disney Parks. Heck, I even run a Disney Parks news site. I love everything about it – from the sights and sounds of Main Street, to the thrills and chills of my favorite attraction, The Haunted Mansion. So, obviously, I was ecstatic to return last summer for a nine-day trip. Unfortunately, a week before I was scheduled to depart, my left eye began to malfunction.
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.
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.
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.
Like most sports, cheerleading has changed over the years. You rarely see girls in large pleaded skirts randomly shaking their pompoms on the sidelines anymore. Today, cheerleaders are highly skilled, competitive men and women, who take the world of cheerleading to a whole new level.
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.
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.
One of the best concerts and performances I have seen has been by Shawn Mendes. In the summer of 2017, Mendes toured for his album Illuminate. This was the first time he had done a big world tour in arenas, and he did not disappoint.
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.
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.