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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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Memphis knew coming into this game that they would need their senior guard Jeremiah Martin to play at an elite level. All season long, he has led the way and is the team’s leading soccer. With so much at stake, and a chance to play in the American Athletic Conference championship game, the T…

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            After a crushing last second loss to the Houston Cougars, 61-58, the Memphis Tigers were knocked out of the American Athletic Conference Tournament, finishing the season with a 21-13 record. However, the question remains, was the roller-coaster season a success or a failure?

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Prior to beginning of the American Athletic Conference tournament, the Memphis Tigers knew that they would have to win four straight games to clinch their spot in the NCAA tournament. Saturday, in front of an electric crowd, they faced perhaps the largest obstacle in the way of their goal in…

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Coming off an 83-68 first round victory over Tulane, the Memphis Tigers were back in action on Friday against the 4th seeded UCF Knights. In their last trip to the Bluff City, the Knights were blown out by 20 points in what amounted to their most lopsided loss of a 23-7 season that included …

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A school voucher is a government-funded scholarship redeemable for tuition fees at any school other than a public school a student could attend for free. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has said he wants to make school voucher legislation a part of his legislative agenda. Columnists Nick Lingerfelt …

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The Memphis Tigers (19-12) rolled into the 2019 American Athletic Conference tournament as the fifth seed. After a season full of highs and lows, the Tigers will need to win the AAC tournament to earn a NCAA tournament bid and have a few games go in their favor.

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Tennessee state Sen. Mark Pody (R—Lebanon) and Tennessee Rep. Jerry Sexton (R—Bean Station) have introduced the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act” in the state legislature, which would nullify the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and allow the state to not issue marriag…

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Tennessee Republicans and Democrats have introduced bills this legislative session that would legalize marijuana for medical use and also decriminalize it all together. Many states across the country have already legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. Columnists Nick Lingerfel…

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Valentine’s Day is today, and many couples will be looking for the perfect way to celebrate with their partners. Instead of fighting through crowds of people for a tiny table in the back of an expensive restaurant, many couples are choosing a stress-free date night at home with the perfect r…

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As recently as 10 days ago, the Memphis Tigers basketball found themselves in a prime position to work their way up the standings if they could just string together a few wins. However, after consecutive road losses in which the offense failed to show up for long stretches of each game, they…

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