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St. Martin’s Day, Culturally Enriching and Emotionally Uplifting

As Halloween concludes and we move into November, it seems like American culture immediately plunges into the extravagant and over-the-top Christmas bonanza (even before Thanksgiving, my goodness). Us people in the States may not be aware but there is actually a wonderful European holiday, also ending in ‘-mas,’ that can shift our attention away from […]


Kiese Laymon Brings Humor to Reckon with Racial Past in Liberal Arts Institutions

At 7:30 on Thursday, Sept. 26, students, faculty, and many others shuffled into Memorial Commons for an evening discussion of social justice with author and Mississippi native Kiese Laymon. Laymon’s talk garnered interest across campus after various FYS students praised his writing from their class as witty, introspective, and eye-opening. Some students came to learn […]