Author: Jalen Jones

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Marriage ain’t all that, bruh.

The idea of holy matrimony once represented the peak of romance two people shared for each other; however, as societal standards have changed so have the traditions that were first established. Marriage means a lot for some people. It’s the feeling of commitment—reciting those vows and knowing you can look at the person across from you and have no […]

Mental health over manning up

If there’s anything I’ve been taught about courage, it’s not about the things you withhold from others to give the perception you’re strong; it’s about being able to openly put your fears on display, face them and not be afraid of what follows. At one point or another, the majority of young men have heard the […]

GALLERY: Miss Dixie 2016

Check out some exclusive Dixie Sun photos of the Miss Dixie 2016 Pageant. All photos taken by Alexis Winward.

Race is no reason for prejudice

I’m black, I’m tired, and while I love being black, I’m tired of the experiences of prejudice because of my race not being taken seriously. Yup, you just found yourself another black person’s think piece in which they complain about their experience in America. You’re probably sick and tired of these by now, but there […]

Tunesday: ‘XYZ’ equips spiritual, jungle-esque sounds

Everyone, please, let us have a moment of silence for Tunesday. Thank you. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the last Tunesday of the semester. It’s been a great run, and I hope you all have enjoyed reading this column as much as I enjoyed writing it. However, we’re not going to end this […]

Tunesday: ‘Home’ compares to flying

Hey, you, bring your beautiful self on down and come enjoy some fresh new tunes, yo! The semester’s starting to wind down, and nerves can become more tense, and stress can begin to weigh heavily as the end nears. I want to provide you all with some tunes that can provide some good vibes and, […]

Tunesday: Phife Dawg songs respected, notable

Hip-hop lost one of its most well respected icons March 22.  Born Malik Taylor, Phife Dawg was an emcee who was part of the prominent rap trio known as A Tribe Called Quest. Taylor was primarily known for his witty wordplay and ability to flow with some of the top tier rappers in the game. […]

Tunesday: Knxwledge will make you nod along

It’s your girlfriend’s favorite photo editor back to dish out some more tunes. We strayed away from our usual format last Tunesday, but don’t worry, everything is back to normal now. For this week, we dive into the themes of admiration, love and lack thereof. If you have a “bae,” we have songs for that, […]

Tunesday: ‘Life of Pablo’ songs superb

There was much speculation of who exactly Pablo was after Kanye West changed the title of his seventh studio album for the fourth time.  It could’ve been Pablo Picasso, Pablo Escobar, or maybe even Pablo Sanchez (you know, from the Backyard Sports series). West finally delivered Feb. 14 after many false promises of his album’s […]