June 18, 2018

As often as hate swarms our surroundings, my heart (as I’m sure a million other hearts) feels the fight inside to bring forth change. To seek out the root and resolve the fury. To break free of the chains of evil that every soul encounters. Have we not been trying to break free since the beginning of time? Has the search for Eden not been the sole goal since the very day Eden was evacuated? Breaking free isn’t a breeze though....

June 14, 2018

The news of Kate Spade’s recent suicide shines light on the common circumstance of humanity: suffering. It is the sole common ground that we all share, from our poverty-stricken brothers and sisters in third-world countries to some of the most prominent people of our society, such as Kate Spade, suffering is our souls’ shared stance. Opposition never ceases to find its position in life, and no matter one’s intense efforts to s...

June 8, 2018

Face it. You cannot hear the word “millennial” without negative thoughts coming to mind. The word alone holds a world of its own, and it is a world that non millennials assume they want no part of. However, our world, the world of the millennial, is one that should be explored, and it is quite possible that it will be ever so enjoyed by all who enter. 

A Mississippi millennial is quite the masterpiece. Having mastered the bad r...

October 12, 2017

"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."

That's our prayer these days isn't it? For this evil to stay in Vegas. For this evil to end in Vegas.

Tears filled my eyes as I read the news for the first time. News of a mass shooting at a concert, right here on our own soil. A concert. Where I've spent many nights. Where I'm sure you have spent many nights as well.

Evil and Hate have a name, and it's Satan. He prowls around just waiting...

September 22, 2017

NOTE: MADELINE BURDINE--A SOPHOMORE AT ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE--HAS A SPECIAL GIFT FOR WORDS THAT GO DEEP AND FILL TO THE BRIM. SHE IS ONE OF THREE COLLEGE INTERNS CURRENTLY ON STAFF WITH MISSISSIPPI MATTERS.

I have no idea where you find yourself in life right now. 

Myself? I spend the majority of my time in a small college town called Fulton in Northeast Mississippi. (aka THE Itawamba Community College; aka THE greatest com...

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