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    Integration of University of Mississippi

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    into the University of Mississippi. Meredith "anticipated on encountering some type of difficulty" with his attempt to enter the University of Mississippi, also known as the Ole Miss, but 'difficulty' would not describe his journey. The day after John F. Kennedy was inaugurated in early January of 1961, Meredith requested for application into the Ole Miss. On January 26, the registrar of Ole Miss, Robert B. Ellis, sent him an application along with a letter indicating that the university was "very

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    are also criteria that come into play when deciding what college to attend. Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi is a great choice that can please any personality that steps on campus. Again, Starkville, Mississippi is the home place of Mississippi State University. Starkville is a rather small city with a population of about 25,000 people. Most residents of Starkville can tell anyone that Mississippi State “makes up the city” (Dew 1). In fact, Starkville is known as “Mississippi’s

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    accepted into the University of Mississippi in the early year of 1962. After the realization of Meredith being African American, his acceptance was rejected immediately. During the year of 1962, Mississippi was still moving away from the segregation era. In order for Meredith to be accepted into the University of Mississippi, the Supreme Court would have to make a direct order to do so. James Meredith, was not welcomed by the state of Mississippi nor the students of the University. James Meredith,

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    Ole Miss vs University of Mississippi

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    The University of Mississippi is an institution of higher learning just as any of the 629 public 4- year universities in the United States. Due to the location of the university, the school faces criticism and publicity for its unconscious efforts and decisions to uphold its southern heritage. Though there were attempts to modernize the school, “Ole Miss” still holds the image of the Old South. The decisions and actions of supporters of the school’s traditions are weighing heavily on the universities

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    I knew that I need a good education, and I also need good social skills to make it in this career. But I need to know what kind of college degrees I need to obtain, and what other skills I need to be an acceptable Physical Therapist. By using Mississippi Choices, the Internet, and books from the library, I discovered all the important details of becoming a Physical Therapist. The first thing I discovered about a Physical Therapist is what they exactly do. A Physical Therapist is someone who plans

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    James Meredith Essay

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    farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi on June 25, 1933. He was not exposed to racism until a train ride from Chicago, where he had to give up his seat for a white man. This train ride was his catalyst for fighting for civil rights. He spent nine years in the Army Air Force following high school. After his service, he enrolled in the all-black school, Jackson State College in Mississippi. The beginning of his work started in the year 1961, when he applied for University of Mississippi, which back then was

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    William Faulkner's Influence in Literature

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    in Oxford, Mississippi. He was a Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning author who was highly acclaimed for his numerous novels and short stories. He also wrote a play, movie screenplays, and essays. Faulkner used his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi as the model for the fictional city of Jefferson. Faulkner was very influenced by the area and environment in which he lived. In turn, by his fame, he influenced this area of the state he was from and later the University of Mississippi that he attended

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    Satchel Paige

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    Meredith, brother of 9 siblings, grew up on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He attended high school in Kosciusko as well. Straight out of high school, he joined the Air Force, where he spent nine years in the service. After he got out of the military he attended Jackson State College, an all-black college(“James Meredith Biography”). James Meredith had a huge impact on society because of his going to the University of Mississippi, breaking the racial barrier, and being a role model to all the

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    The Distance Between Segregation and Home

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    while growing up in Mississippi, leaving Mississippi as adults, and later in life returning to Mississippi to reconcile with the state’s dark past. Additionally, one can argue that Curtis Wilkie, a poor white, and W. Ralph Eubanks, a middle class black, are not the stereotypical persons that one may expect to write about the racial inequalities of Mississippi because neither experiences racism early in life. However, the authors are masterful in allowing readers to see Mississippi from their perspectives

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    Biographical Influences Essay of William Faulkner William Faulkner was a quite man who rarely spoke to anyone. Although he did not graduate High School, Faulkner had an innate ability to remember even the slightest detail of things he heard. The past has always played a role in the telling of most of his stories. However, before we can understand his style of writing, it is important to understand what influences played an important role in his writings. William Faulkner was heavily influenced

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    William Faulkner Essay

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    Born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was an American author who made readers understand the Southern life. His parents, Murry and Maud Falkner, named him after his great grandfather, William Clark Faulkner (William Faulkner: Olemiss). Faulkner‘s mother taught him what was right from wrong, to be loyal to one’s family, and the politics of sexuality and race, which would later be written about in some of Faulkner’s works (William Faulkner: Olemiss). Faulkner was a

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    Just Like Us

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    Sports have become a huge impact on American culture in today’s society. Participating on a sports team has become glamorized affair. Professional athletes are not only paid billions of dollars, they seem to lead a luxurious life as well. American movie-making has portrayed both the good and the bad of this lifestyle. In the movie Blind Side, a true story is presented about the struggles Michael Oher faced before and during his involvement in football. As a child, Michael was torn away from his drug

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    death in his story. William Faulkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi on September 25, 1897. Growing he was familiar with writing, for his grandfather was a writer himself. Faulkner attended University of Mississippi in 1924. The same year he published his first volume poetry. Although he struggled in his marriage with alcohol abuse, he later traveled to New Orleans and other places to write. He preferred to do his work in his Mississippi home. The major theme shown in the story “A Rose for Emily”

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    Fiction 28.2 (1991): 103-13. Burduck, Michael L. “Another View of Faulkner’s Narrator in ‘A Rose for Emily’.” The University of Mississippi Studies in English 9 (1990): 209-211. Crosman, Robert. “How Readers Make Meaning.” College Literature 9.3 (1982): 207-215. Davis, William V. “Another Flower for Faulkner’s Bouquet: Theme and Structure in ‘A Rose for Emily’.” Notes on Mississippi Writer 7.2 (1974): 34-38. Faulkner, William. “A Rose for Emily.” The Best Short Stories of the Modern Age. Ed

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    Bob Dylan’s Oxford Town Impacts All Around

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    “Two men died beneath the Mississippi moon.” Don’t fret the death mentioned because this is an influential quote from Bob Dylan’s song Oxford Town. This is a song about a Mississippi student trying to enroll into college, which led to raised emotions of his rights to being admitted. Bob Dylan, the artist who wrote and sang the song, influenced many people of all ages with his music. His music was commonly written on highly debated and touchy topics such as segregation and the Vietnam War. Overall

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    Going to college is one of the many things a high school senior looks forward to. Since I am a senior, I have to make a decision whether to go to UNA or Mississippi State. Making the right choice is a very crucial decision to make. UNA is a college that is relatively in my backyard and very easy to get to. Although, Mississippi State is a greater traveling distance. It all just depends on where God would want me to be. For me, I have always wanted to go to a college that is further away from home

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    Political Issues

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    William Faulkner was the poet novelist of Mississippi. Because Faulkner is known as an innovator who reflects the history and the culture of the South in his work, he is able to describe the values and issues of the 1920s through his experience and intellect. He grew up in Oxford Mississippi, and there he wrote many of his famous novels. His first novel, The Sound and the Fury was published in 1929. The Sound and the Fury is considered Faulkner's masterpiece because it's the first book in which he

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    college while working for The Reflector, our newspaper at Mississippi State.” Seeing that she said she worked on newspapers for Mississippi State was very surprising to me, so I asked her, “What do you think is the best 4 year college for journalism or mass communication?” She said, “In the state of Mississippi, we are very lucky to have three great universities for journalism and mass communication. I received my bachelor's degree from Mississippi State and had a great experience there working for their

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    Reflection Paper Cornelia C. Welch-Dick University of Southern Mississippi Reflection Paper After a summer internship at a news station that was in direct correlation with my declared undergraduate major, I am anxious to begin focusing my work and study toward higher education student affairs. My experience this summer forced me to do some self-evaluation and assessment as far as my strengths, weaknesses, and what kind of environment I envision myself thriving in. My vision for my

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    24 Feb. 2014. Nix, Markia. Personal Interview. 24 Feb. 2014. The University of Southern Mississippi. “Southern Miss Lady Eagles Basketball – Hattiesburg Company Facebook." Facebook. Southern Miss Sports, U of Southern Mississippi, 10 Jun. 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. The University of Southern Mississippi. "Women's Basketball Ends Season in Double Overtime Loss to Mississippi State 74-66." Southern Miss Sports, U of Southern Mississippi, 24 Mar. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2014.

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