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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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As you prepare for this semester’s final papers, take a close look at those assignment prompts and see if any of your instructors require you to run your drafts through Turnitin, the online “plagiarism” checker the University of Memphis paid $40,000 last year to license.

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The beginning of April marks the biggest stage of the NCAA tournament: Minneapolis for the Final Four.  If your bracket went anything like mine did, you weren’t expecting college basketball’s final weekend to look like this at all. Only one top seed advanced out of the Elite Eight, and it wa…

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Overall, the University of Memphis baseball team is better than what their record reflects at the moment. Currently standing at an 11-12 record, the team is fresh off a 9-6 loss to No. 21 Ole Miss in a game that saw 25 combined runs from both squads, and Memphis could’ve won if it weren’t fo…

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News broke Tuesday afternoon that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and his legal team had an emergency court appearance. What happened afterwards caused shock waves throughout Chicago and its government officials. All 16 charges against him were dropped, and a judge granted a motion to seal th…

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