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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Amanda Schnugg

Juneteenth festival returns for third year

The third annual Juneteenth festival starts tonight at 7 p.m. on Martin Luther King Drive in Oxford. The event is celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. (June 17, 2011, Page 2A)

It’s time to be honest and stop making excuses

Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg stopped making excuses and started getting healthy. Read how a rude, but honest, doctor helped her take the first steps to losing weight. (April 15, 2011, Page 1B)

Missing class is not like it used to be

Ole Miss student Amanda Schnugg talks about getting sick during the first couple weeks of the new semester and different it is from being in grade school when you were able to stay home when sick without feeling guilty. (February 4, 2011, Page 1B)

A state Lotto can make people rich in education

How many times have you heard, “If I win the lottery I would …”?

Chances are, if you are from Mississippi, not very often. I grew up in Florida and turning 18 meant one thing — being able to play the lottery. It was one of the first things I did on my way to work on my birthday. I bought both a scratch off and a Florida Lotto ticket and, although I did not win that week’s lotto (or any week’s), the excitement was just as fun.

As a student, the lottery would be a great benefit for myself and my classmates. The game’s main purpose — besides allowing those lucky few to win large amounts of money — is to fund programs for education. With the current budget cuts and the rise in price of education, a lottery could help many students and schools with extra funding that is so desperately needed by many. (October 15, 2010, Page 1B)

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