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Integration, just 60 years late

Integration, just 60 years late

History has been made in Wilcox County High School. It was challenge but this landmark has been accomplished, thanks to Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace and Keela Bloodworth—they are all seniors.

Exxon needs transparency

Following a March 29 Pegasus pipeline spill that spewed an initial estimate of nearly 157,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower, Ark., Exxon Mobil seems to be doing a fair job in picking up its own mess, having collected more than 19,000 barrels of oil and water.

Commentary: Now teens have a Plan B too

<i>Commentary</i>: Now teens have a Plan B too

On April 5 federal judge Edward Korman ordered the Food and Drug Administration to allow emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B – the Morning After Pill, to be sold over the counter to woman of any age.

Do not foul Griner for progress

Women have made great advances over the years. However, one of the areas that is lacking in progress for women ­­is professional sports.

Private concert is a treat: appreciate it

Private concert is a treat: appreciate it

The fourth annual LaVernapalooza concert has finally been decided and B.o.B. will be performing for the Leos. However, not everyone is happy about the decision of this year’s performer.

Letter to the Editor

I read your Op-Ed piece “Student voices are not being heard” and if it’s any consolation, the faculty often finds itself in the same position.

Student voices are not being heard

Student voices are not being heard

New students, new buildings, new programs, new rules; with all these new things going on, administration is apparently too busy to get the students’ opinions first before implementing new policies.

Freedom to marry is a human right

On March 26 the United State Supreme Court heard an appeal to California’s Proposition 8, and the following day listened to oral arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The issue of same-sex marriage rights is all over the media and the LGBT community is listening.

NBA needs to rethink homage

The NBA has paid tribute to its Hispanic players and fans since 2006 with Noche Latina, where teams from the largest Hispanic communities participate by hosting Latin themed events, as well as “changing” their team name to a more Spanish sounding one.

Commentary: No such thing as ‘American’ food

There is so much fighting occurring in the United States. The biggest struggle is how to secure our borders and maintain a fair procedure of obtaining citizenship.

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