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November 12, 2012

Character is what you do when no one is watching. We have all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but our generation has a much higher hurdle to jump to live up to these words.

November 5, 2012

College and your 20s are when you figure out who you are. You live and learn and form your own opinions, standards and beliefs. This self-awareness should be most prominent come Election Day.
Elections are when your voice is heard and your opinion matters. When you go to the polls, make sure it is your vote. Not the vote of your parents, your peers, the media or any other influence.

October 29, 2012

Talk back to the teacher, get handcuffed.
If you are a high school student in Meridian, this could very well happen to you. Wednesday, federal civil rights lawyers filed suit against Meridian, Miss., Lauderdale County, the county’s Youth Court judges and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services for denying students basic constitutional rights and sending them to court and incarcerating them for minor school infractions, calling it a “school-to-prison pipeline.”

October 23, 2012

Growing up can be tough — during the teen years especially.
For many teenage girls in Mississippi, their formative years are even more difficult because they are rearing children themselves.
Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any state, with 55 births per 1,000 teens aged 15-19.
This summer Mississippi implemented a new law requiring every school district to adopt abstinence or abstinence-plus education into its curriculum. The law was designed to address, and hopefully reduce, the number of teen pregnancies in the state.

October 17, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy roughly 15 gallons worth of Halloween candy. If you are like me, you tell yourself it’s just in case trick-or-treaters come by, but deep down you really know it’s to consume copious amounts of Reese’s and Milky Way Midnight Darks.
Halloween has always been my favorite pastime. I rarely miss a trick-or-treat opportunity, and luckily with young cousins I still get to relive the childlike wonderment of trick-or-treating.

September 25, 2012

The past week has been a busy for the British Crown’s legal team. Two European magazines published photos of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, topless. The photos have started a huge legal storm, as they were taken from over a half mile away with a long lens camera while Prince William and his bride were having an intimate moment in a private villa in Provence, France.  Most would agree that these photos are a vulgar invasion of privacy at best. However, for a legal aspect are they prohibited?

September 4, 2012

Outside of Hurricane Isaac coverage, the news and social media was saturated with commentary and footage from the Republican National Convention this past week in Tampa, Fla.
Prominent Republicans took the the stage to rally support for the party and convey their goals for the future of America. Party conventions were originally the last determining factor for establishing who would be the candidate for the respective parties in the general election.
Today, candidates are decided well before the conventions, leaving it to be more of a formality.

June 20, 2012

 
In recent weeks the city of Brandon has been discussing liquor sales within the city. There has been strong opposition to allowing liquor sales in the past. However, with the surrounding cities of Pearl and Flowood voting on liquor sales in recent years, those in favor of the liquor sales are gaining ground both in numbers and in the strength of their argument.