Students talk e-cigarettes: Is vaping as detrimental as smoking?

Smoking e-cigarettes, or “vaping,” has become very popular in recent years. It has been dubbed by advertisements as a safer alternative to cigarettes. Michael Pironi,...

Senseless act mars Islamic Center

As some of you may or may not know, something rather hateful happened almost two weeks ago. Hattiesburg police began investigating an incident in which...

Common core: right idea, wrong method

The adoption of Common Core standards for education has become a hotly contested issue with Indiana officially removing the standards last week and other...

My first experience at BUKU

This past weekend marked a very important day for me: my 21st birthday. It also marked the third annual BUKU Music + Art Project...

Lots of laughs in new Muppets movie

For all the high standards that even amateur film critics such as myself use to scrutinize movies, sometimes the power of fun cannot be...

New film does not diverge from book

I read “Divergent” in January. It was so good that I finished it in 24 hours and as soon as I was done, I...

Say it loud: ‘I’m a black Republican, and I’m proud’

Only five percent of black registered voters in the United States identify as members of the Republican Party, the same party Lincoln led that...

Think before fetching a furry friend

Lately, I’ve noticed college students being very interested in getting a pet. Whether they want to adopt them all when they volunteer at Southern...

‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ packed with hilarity

A certain fear washes over me every time I go see a new Dreamworks animated movie. Unlike its more illustrious animation rival Pixar, Dreamworks...

Spring Break Do’s and Don’ts

All right ladies and gentlemen, grab your sunblock, towels and a margarita. Spring break is finally upon us. If any of you are like...

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