Category: Opinion

Keep Mississippi’s immunization requirements: They are righteous

In mid-August, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that “124 cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states and the District of Columbia” and among the 22 states were three of Mississippi’s four bordering states – Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana. Amidst the “measles outbreak” media craze that ensued, one thing became […]

The cool mom

November 25, 2017, it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Natchez, MS (Adams County). The temperature was around a cool 36 degrees, and Susan James headed out to her hunting stand at 7 a.m. This morning was no different from her usual deer hunting season routine, so after she was was suited up in all […]

To tip or not to tip

To Tip or Not to Tip? What is the proper amount to tip your server when you are out eating at a restaurant? $2? $10? Well, the answer is not so simple. A proper tip cannot just determined by the quality of the service you received, and even though it was low quality, one dollar […]

Summer Break is Here!

As a college student, you are ecstatic that spring semester is over and you have the whole summer ahead of you. But you don’t know exactly what you are doing, besides maybe working. Here are some cool destinations you can visit this summer!   Memphis, Tennessee.Memphis, Tennessee is only three hours away from Ridgeland. Before you get […]

Remember the Legacy

Remember the Legacy, but Keep the Movement Alive.  The anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968 brings many Americans together in Memphis, Tennessee. His legacy is forever remembered in the African American community, but many people believe that his dream still has not become a reality. There is no doubt why these […]

How to get through exam week

We all know final exams are quickly approaching whether you are ready for them or not. Here are a few things you can do to make it a little more stress free!   That’s a no brainer. You will not do good if you don’t study. Study early not later. If you wait till the […]

6 ways to enjoy Holmes

As a Holmes student you may be wondering how to enjoy your short time at Holmes, so here’s a list for you.   Get involved on campus. For a college student this is very important. Holmes has lots of organizations for you to get involved in on each campus. Look at Dog Tracks; most organizations […]

Student Spotlight: Amira Wallace

Name: Amira Wallace (pronounced A-mir-ia) Hometown: Jackson, MS Major: English Post-Holmes Plan: To go to Tougaloo College. Career Ambition: To become an author. Hobbies: Writing, watching Netflix, acting, baking Special talents/ Skills/ something interest: “I really like Kpop, and I’m great at tripping over air.” Anything else you’d like to add about your experience at Holmes: “Nothing I can think of off the […]

The Absent Parent

As I reflect over my childhood, I often think of how blessed I was having been brought up by both my mother and father. Both of my parents were very influential over my life and my decision making. Although sometimes I didn’t make the best decision, I made choices based on what would please my […]