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Commencement speeches are no easy task

Columnist Steve Stricker admits to not remembering much from the speech given when he was hooded with his Ph.D., but does well remember how nervous he was when he had to give his own speech as president of the Ole Miss Graduate Student Council during graduation ceremonies. (July 5, 2013, Page 1B)

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    Oxford to host Thursday graduation next year

    Oxford High School will move to a Thursday graduation on May 22, 2014 with Lafayette High School graduating on May 23 and Water Valley on May 20. (June 25, 2013, Page 2)

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      Thank you notes say more than you think

      It’s the time of the year – graduation and spring weddings – to give gifts and to receive thank you notes. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the tradition and how much it says about the people sending the notes. (June 10, 2013, Page 4)

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        OHS graduates

        Oxford High School seniors reflect on past and look to the future at graduation of the class of 2013. (May 28, 2013, Page 1A)

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          Helpful hints for members of Class of ’13

          Some of the members of the class of 2013 have graduated, while others will walk across the stage in the next few days. Either way, Editor Don Whitten writes, it’s time for a little bit of advice for graduates as they head into the next stage of their lives. (May 22, 2013, Page 4)

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            Class of 2013 says goodbye to LHS

            About 200 students received their high school diplomas from Lafayette High School Friday night. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A)

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              UM grads hear civil rights leader

              Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke to the 160th graduating class at the University of Mississippi – an institution that 60 years earlier would not allow her husband to enter because the color of his skin. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Local high schools graduate hundreds

                Lafayette and Oxford High Schools held their graduation ceremonies last weekend with both having student speakers that noted a serious theme: the fragile nature of life and the importance of making the most of the brief time they have. (May 23, 2011, Page 1,)

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                  On Parade

                  The Oxford High School Class of 2011 enjoyed a play day before ending their senior year while carrying on a long standing tradition of the senior day parade. (May 20, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    It’s time for “Life After College for Dummies”

                    Do you know someone who’s graduating from Ole Miss this weekend. Perhaps you have a relative or neighbor who’s finishing his or her college days and is about to join the “real” world. Editor Don Whitten gives a CliffsNotes version of tips for college graduates ranging from jobs to housing to money. (May 11, 2011, Page 4)

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