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The man who is called one of the Best Writers of his Generation

Michael Farris Smith

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, author Michael Farris Smith spoke in Jackson at Lemuria Books. The novel “Desperation Road” is set in a Mississippi town where there’s drugs, whiskey, guns, and craving for revenge. After reading a section from his book he talked about what inspired him to write this satisfying novel. Smith said that it […]

The Iconic Yellow Dress

When animated movies are brought to real life, it becomes a whole different experience for the watchers, so when the big announcement that “Beauty and the Beast” was going to be made into live-action movie, every lady that has grown out of her princess dress was taken back to her younger days. People who grew […]

Wonder Gal

This is for every comic fan who watched “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and got to see Wonder Woman in the film. Many comic fans may have noticed that her costume was so much different from the original Wonder Woman costume that Lynda Carter wore in her TV episodes. The original costume had the […]

Mission Holmes

Over Spring Break, several Holmes students from the Goodman and Grenada campuses traveled to Arlington, Texas, to unite for one cause: a mission trip. The students traveled to Mission Arlington-a center that offers different services such as providing clothing, medical, and food supplies to people in the community. The students are members of the Baptist […]

Earth Day Origin

Earth Day is a very popular day among citizens of the U.S. in the month of April. This day came about because of the environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. A U.S. senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, who later became the Earth Day founder, had an idea that […]

Editor’s Note

This is a bittersweet, but exciting time for me because this will be my final article to write for The Growl and as your editor. It has been a true pleasure to serve you, the student body, by attempting to cover the latest events and share in the successes of each of you over the […]

Hair Goals

The majority of college students live in the moment and do not necessarily care for the future all that much. They do not concern themselves with health issues, either. Hair is a major aspect of most college students’ lives, as it is one of the first things that people notice and care about. Some people […]

Graduation Rates

Many students worry about graduation and whether or not they will accomplish that milestone. Some people drop out of school before even considering graduation. In both college and high school, graduation rates differ depending on location and race. In certain areas, drop out rates are very high, while other areas, that is not the case. […]

A New Addition

“I’ll never forget that phone call when the social worker told me they had found us a child. My husband Barry was not at home that night.  He was at an Upward Basketball game, coaching other people’s children, teaching them to love sports and to play with integrity, when I got the call. The social […]

Making Bachlorette History

All of those people who impatiently wait for Mondays in order to watch “The Bachelor” got a big spoiler alert on Monday, Feb. 13, because the next bachelorette was announced on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The big announcement was made by Jimmy Kimmel himself and Chris Harrison. The amazingly beautiful Rachel Lindsay is the lucky […]