The Southern Sense: December 2014

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“You must be from a Southern school.” I cannot tell you how many times receptionists and counselors have correctly deduced this fact when they find me waiting in a lobby for a high school visit. (I was raised by earnest …

The Southern Sense: November 2014

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“Is it true that Southerners consider road kill a delicacy?” That is the winning question I got as an admission counselor during this fall’s travel season. Every year I answer a broad range of questions about life in the South …

The Southern Sense: October 2014

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What does it mean to be a Southerner? It’s hard to define, but I know it’s a lot more than a “hey y’all” and a strand of pearls. Nowhere else in the country is there a population that identifies so …