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First, let me say up front that I think Valentine’s Day is overrated.

Who decided that a heart-shaped box, red in color and filled with chocolates that ooze some indescribable runny fluid when you bite into them, should have anything at all to do with eternal love?

I mean, come on.

For all I know that’s some worker’s idea of a really bad DNA joke. I mean, really. YUCK!

Sometimes you just have to give young people credit.

The University of Mississippi’s Web site boasts that total enrollment of the Oxford campus is 15,932.

The University of Mississippi is among the top 30 public institutions with the largest endowments per student, totaling $472,373,000.

The University of Mississippi’s Turner Center has eight treadmills, two of which have been “out of order” for nearly a month.

Super Bowl. Super… Bowl.

Super Bowl? Does anyone realize the absurdity of this name?

Nope, and that’s because football is the only sport that could pull that name off. Could the U.S. Open be the Mega Tournament?

Probably not.

So as the epoch of American civilization approaches—I mean, the Super Bowl—I thought it might be interesting to ponder why exactly we love this game so much.

As time has gone by at Ole Miss, I have seen plenty of controversy. We all have.
We have seen chancellors past and present promise to keep traditions or say that students should have a say in matters of school spirit only to backtrack on these promises.

The University of Mississippi’s Web site boasts that total enrollment of the Oxford campus is 15,932. The University of Mississippi is among the top 30 public institutions with the largest endowments per student, totaling $472,373,000. The University of Mississippi’s Turner Center has eight treadmills, two of which have been “out of order” for nearly a month.

This is a first-hand account of my visit to a psychiatrist’s office yesterday.

Doc: What seems to be your problem, Taylor?

Me: Well, Doc, every since I went to the NFC Championship game in New Orleans last Sunday, I have been so excited that I can hardly focus on anything else. I am constantly thinking about football.

For the longest time now, I have been fed up with people talking about how bad it is in Mississippi. People call Mississippians everything from racist, ignorant bigots to backwards hicks. The rest of the country constantly looks down on us. So, here’s my message to the rest of the world: QUIT HATING THE SOUTH!

National Signing Day has evolved into one of the most anticipated days on the college football calendar.

With the rise of Internet recruiting services, fans have been exposed to an entire realm of football that was once only known to coaches and players.

As college students, it is likely that most people on campus have checking accounts. For years, banks have offered free checking, and with the popularity of free checking has come a sense of entitlement.

I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of once-chunky actresses and singers from the past trying to get me to join Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem or whatever company pays them to endorse their particular method of weight loss this week.

The ladies have lost weight, sure, but let’s keep in mind the fine print at the bottom: “Results Not Typical.” Really? Say it ain’t so!

With everyone focused upon President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it seems as though something important has been overlooked by the media.

It is shameful that almost no one, including Republicans, seems to be outraged that despite Scott Brown’s recent electoral victory, interim Massachusetts Sen. Paul Kirk is still casting votes.

The presence of local law enforcement on the Square during the weekends is expected to increase soon and, provided it will not negatively affect local businesses and patrons, it all seems like a pretty solid plan developed by the Oxford Downtown Safety Task Force and Mayor Pat Patterson.

On Jan. 12 a catastrophic earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti. The earthquake came at a time in which the country was still trying to recover from devastating hurricanes and heavy floods that killed many Haitians in the past two years.

With everyone focused upon President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it seems as though something important has been overlooked by the media.

It is shameful that almost no one, including Republicans, seems to be outraged that despite Scott Brown’s recent electoral victory, interim Massachusetts Sen. Paul Kirk is still casting votes.

Wednesday night, President Obama preempted boring TV shows to speak to the American people about the state of our union.

It began with references to times of uncertainty in American history and a reference to the Constitution, followed by a conviction to “answer history’s call.” It was an interesting beginning.

It’s no secret the increasing cost of higher education is a hot topic, particularly in Mississippi.

I was talking to my friend Evan Bertucci, and I was reminded of the fact that virtually everyone I know on Facebook is suddenly a Saints fan. It is well established that I personally follow the Jets.

To the editor:

A teacher in class Tuesday said Ole Miss would be increasing enrollment in the coming years, followed by a joke about parking. I don’t think parking is the issue, though part of the overall problem.

I love that Ole Miss is a walking campus, but the way it’s set up today isn’t working anymore.

I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships lately. It either has something to do with my recent re-entrance into the single world or the surge of online dating commercials constantly flooding my television.

Anyway, I made the decision to fly solo so I could step back and analyze what I wanted in a relationship and in a partner. My dating life just wasn’t cutting it.

Last week I, with dozens of others, stood along the walls of the basketball gym for a half-hour waiting for the chance to get on a basketball court.

Rumor has it that Apple will be debuting its widely anticipated reader tablet at a press conference today; a move some say will likely represent the eventual death of newspapers and magazines.

The other day I picked up my copy of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and began to read it for what has to be the hundredth time. I began to think about what made Huxley’s dystopian vision of the future such a terrible place. Huxley feared that the things we loved the most would lead society to ruin.