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The best time of the year is officially back: football season. With head coach Ryan Silverfield set to begin his second season at the helm, optimism surrounding the program remains at an all-time high as the Tigers look to build on their Montgomery Bowl winning-campaign in 2020. 

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I don’t believe there’s an easy way to describe the last 18 months. From an extended Spring Break in 2020, which I admit had me excited at first, to venturing into the world of Zoom lessons and empty sporting events – our generation of students has prominently shown one thing: resilience. 

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Simply put, one of the best aspects of college is the sporting events. While education is obviously priority number one, some of the best memories are made in arenas and stadiums across the country. Whether it be attending a football game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, catching a basketba…

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It should come as no surprise that when the safety and cleanliness of Memphis’ drinking water came under threat that groups started popping out of the woodwork to defend it. After all, we are known for our tap water. Being pumped from the aquifer, it has this sweetness and smoothness that ot…

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Last week, Shelby County entered a new phase for their vaccination program. Phase 1c opened age restrictions to anyone above the age of 16 with pre-existing conditions. One of such conditions is moderate to severe asthma. 

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In terms of politics, the past week was bursting at the seams with investigative stories and breaking news. Neera Tanden’s confirmation hearing, sexual harrassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the information release relating to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and state Republica…

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Late last week, the American Athletic Conference announced that the Memphis Tigers home game vs #9th ranked Houston scheduled for this Sunday will instead be a road game.  

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As I approach my final semester as the Editor-in-Chief, I just wanted to thank those that have stuck around and appreciated the content we put out as journalists for the year I have been in charge. 

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On the eve of his inauguration, President Joe Biden stood behind a lectern that bore his late son’s name across the front, at a National Guard Reserve Center that also bore his name. Mere hours before he would place his hand on a family bible that was over a century old and take the oath of …

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“The most disrespected person in America, is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman,” said Malcom X, a civil rights activist. 

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            It has been a crazy year. The world continues to struggle against a global pandemic and our country continues the battle for Civil Rights--it has been one of the most tumultuous years many of us have experienced. I was born in 2000 and was alive during the recession in ‘08, but, …

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In his book “Those Who Remain,” G. Michael Hopf wrote, “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”

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The University of Memphis basketball team added another terrible loss to their resume on Saturday against the South Florida Bulls. They lost 75-73 and only cashed in on two of the three games during this homestand. The Tigers now drop to 17-6 on the season and 7-3 in the American Athletic Co…

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The University of Memphis basketball team (17-5,6-3 American Athletic Conference) played a great game against the Temple Owls (11-11,3-7 AAC) on Wednesday as they won 79-65. It was the Tigers third straight win and a newfound confidence heading into the stretch run of the regular season. 

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With their season at a crossroads, the Memphis Tigers (14-5,3-3 American Athletic Conference) returned home Saturday for another league matchup with SMU (15-4,5-2 AAC). One of the keys coming in was seeing how this young group would respond after the debacle in Tulsa. A win could serve as a …

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The Memphis basketball team has started the year solid despite all the outside noise that surrounds them. They have a 7-1 record after defeating Bradley last time out 71-56, and they are playing more cohesively. Head coach Penny Hardaway still has a lot of work to do before he can get his sq…

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Memphis is fresh off a 15-10 win against SEC rival Ole Mississippi while HBCU foe the Southern University Jaguars, are not posing as much of a threat on paper, The Daily Helmsman Sports Staff gives their prediction on the upcoming contest. Kick-off is set for 11 a.m. at the Liberty Bowl Memo…

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For the first time since November, the Memphis Tigers’ football team will set up shop at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to start their 2019 season. This year’s season opener comes with added excitement for fans because Ole Miss is one of the team’s oldest rivals.

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Two years ago, you gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. As a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas, who was still trying to figure out who she was and where she belonged, you believed in me when you elected me to be vice president of the Student Government Association. Over the past two yea…

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When I became The Daily Helmsman’s Editor-in-Chief this semester, I wrote in my first column that one of my New Year’s intentions was to be a good editor who served as an educator not only to his staff but also to the campus community. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that everyone who w…

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