Category Archives: Opinions

Our writers give their opinions on various topics.

The Perks of Being Green

Written by Caitlyn Buckley Megaphone Staff Writer I am someone who tends to buy into fads that make me feel good about myself and my contributions to society. I jumped on the volunteering bandwagon in high school because it let … Continue reading

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The Megaphone Staff Offers Its Condolences

Written by Rachel Rigdon Megaphone Editor in Chief When you look up the definition for “offend” in a dictionary, a number of entries pop up. The top one, in the Oxford English Dictionary, is “hurt someone’s feelings” and later on … Continue reading

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The Higher the Education, The Higher the Pay

Written by David Squires Megaphone Staff Writer The importance of higher education is perhaps clear to many of us that attend this outstanding university. A college degree can still be just one more stepping stone in the endless pursuit of … Continue reading

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What to Do, What to Do? A Few Suggestions on How to Spend Our Tution Money

Written by Caitlyn Buckley Megaphone Staff Writer As we all know by now, much to the dismay of whoever is paying for our education, tuition is increasing again by 7.7 percent. We are reminded by the administration that our tuition … Continue reading

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Health Obsession is Really Fat Hate

Written by Courtney Stoker Megaphone Staff Writer An article in the last issue of “The Megaphone” suggested in the sub-headline that the Mississippi House Bill 282, which would not allow restaurants to serve people considered “obese” by the State Health … Continue reading

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The Honor Code: Outdated or Not?

Written by Mariah Arispe Megaphone Staff Writer “I have neither given nor received aid on this examination nor have I seen anyone else do so.” Sound familiar? It should because that is what we are told, if not required, to … Continue reading

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Obama & McCain Maintain Leads After Potomic Primaries

Written by William Thomas Megaphone Staff Writer The last couple of weeks have seen a tremendous amount of excitement in the presidential race. Barack Obama has won all of the Democratic primaries or caucuses that have been held since Super … Continue reading

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The True Spirit of Lent Is Lost

Written by Claire Booher Megaphone Staff Writer Last Wednesday marked two very important and very different celebrations. For Christians, it was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. For “Christians,” it marked the first day of their diet.

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Ron Paul Holds His Own In This Election

Written by Sam Marsh Megaphone Staff Writer If you drive through the southern part of this country looking for campaign signs, there is little chance that you will see anything but than Ron Paul signs. This is strange, considering any … Continue reading

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Limewire Users Beware, You Aren't Alone

Written by Lane Hill Megaphone Web Editor Just to make it clear, I am not against pirating of digital copies of anything, as that would be hypocritical of me, but I am against Limewire and all the other nefarious peer-to-peer … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday 2008

Written by William Thomas Megaphone Staff Writer When I volunteered to write an article on Super Tuesday that was to be published on the following Thursday, I admit that I was slightly worried. I could not imagine how I was … Continue reading

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Center of Academic Success Tries to Aid, but Falls Short

Written by Jessica Espinoza Megaphone Staff Writer It is a rather ironic state of affairs when an office referred to as the Center for Academic Success is, in fact, impeding the success of students at every turn, especially those with … Continue reading

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