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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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          Drop-out rates increase statewide

          The Oxford School District continues to have one of the lowest rates but did increase since last year while Lafayette School District improved its rates by over 2 percent. The state crept up by .2 to 17 percent. (May 10, 2011, Page 8)

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            It’s time to watch seniors take the next step

            Editor Don Whitten writes about the upcoming commencement exercises at the local schools and recalls his days as a graduating senior. What advice should we give seniors – and when should we give it? (May 19, 2010, Page 4)

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              Are they ready?

              More than 2,200 graduates received degrees Saturday during the University of Mississippi’s 2010 commencement ceremony held in the Grove. Former Mississippi governor and U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus gave the commencement address where he challenged students to do something bigger than themselves. (May 10, 2010, Page 1A)

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