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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Staff Editorials

All educational programs eventually replaced

Common Core, whether good, bad or in between, will eventually be replaced by another educational program. It’s just the nature of education and the education business, Editor Don Whitten writes. (September 1, 2014, Page 4)

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    Just let go

    Staff Writer Jerra Scott has learned lots of lessons, particularly in the last few years, but writes that none are more important than the one she’s learned from her significant other — worry less and just let go. (August 28, 2014, Page 4)

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      Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

      Did you realize Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a survey comparing treatment and opportunity differences between women and men and how Mississippi ranks nationally. (August 27, 2014, Page 4)

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        Heat wave nothing to mess around with

        When we wished for sunny days, we didn’t wish for temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and heat index numbers above 100. Editor Don Whitten notes that heat is nothing to mess around with, and gives some tips for dealing with the late-summer heat. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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          New plan points UM in the right direction

          The University of Mississippi is about to begin a new school year, and News Editor Jonathan Scott writes how this year could be an especially remarkable one if everyone can get behind UM’s new plan to make the university a more diverse and welcoming institution for all people. (August 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Ramen noodles not good for us? Uh-oh

            How many of you all but lived on ramen noodles at some point in your like — most likely college or your early days in the work force? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a recent report that says all those tasty noodles might not be good for you. (August 18, 2014, Page 4)

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              The show must go on

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who’s getting close to her return to the stage after nearly two decades away, writes about next week’s performance of “Harvey” and all that’s going into getting ready. (August 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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                With school traffic, think safety first

                It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  How long could you go with no cellphone?

                  If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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                    School like life — full of twists and turns

                    Remember those first days of school? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers his first day vividly — and explains why it’s stuck with him as he compares school and work.

                     (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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