State

Resident tells rendition of shock wave

About two miles before the locked gates to Tatum Salt Dome lied a dirt-road entrance to Tom Breshears’ home he has inhabited since 1974. A half-mile down the dirt road, his old wooden house appeared with overgrown grass and trees and old equipment littering his lot. On Breshears’ farm, there were large bales of hay

National

The good, the bad and the ugly of the NFL: the ugly

The NFL is a multi-billion dollar corporation that has thrived over the last two decades, becoming America’s favorite professional sport. But over the last few years, the league has faced unprecedented scrutiny for a myriad of incidents.  These incidents include lawsuits filed by former players, countless arrests and accusations made against owners and players alike.

International

Teenager awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai, 17, became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 10. Many people know Malala because on Oct. 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education, according to Biography.com Malala was nominated in

Arts & Entertainment

Students find HBO Go appealing but expensive

On Oct. 15, cord cutters everywhere rejoiced as premium cable giant HBO announced that starting in 2015 their HBO Go service, the online version of HBO, would be available without a cable subscription. One of the reasons for jubilation is that HBO is home to many beloved shows, but until this announcement these programs were

Sports

Spriddle finishes third in Bulldog Invitational

Caption: Sophomore Devon Spriddle finished in third place at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Mississippi State and played at the par-72, 6,229-yard Old Waverly Golf Club Wednesday.  Devon Spriddle played the best golf of her career and landed herself in third place at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational hosted by Mississippi State. Her

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Gilbert shows steady improvement with head injury

Southern Miss senior baseball player Michael Gilbert incurred a head injury during a team conditioning session on Hattiesburg campus Thursday morning, according to a USM sports press release.  He was taken to Forrest General Hospital and transported to University Medical Center in Jackson. Bill and Melissa Gilbert, parents of Michael Gilbert, said their son moved out of

Kevin Love’s arrival changes the East landscape

Fans, along with the media world, went crazy when superstar LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers after Miami based its draft implications around James’ wishes, taking Shabazz Napier in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Roughly two months after the draft, another team has found itself in a similar situation. However, this

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Southern Miss looks for second conference win

Caption: Coach Todd Monken prepares for the game against The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Sept. 13. The Golden Eagles captured their first road win of the season last weekend at North Texas and head coach Todd Monken said his team enjoyed a solid day of preparation for Louisiana Tech on Tuesday. Southern Miss is

Spriddle finishes third in Bulldog Invitational

Caption: Sophomore Devon Spriddle finished in third place at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Mississippi State and played at the par-72, 6,229-yard Old Waverly Golf Club Wednesday.  Devon Spriddle played the best golf of her career and landed herself in third place at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational hosted by Mississippi State. Her

Taylor sets school record in double overtime draw

The Southern Miss soccer team played a tough game Saturday, but just could not break through as they tied Louisiana Tech 0-0 in double overtime on senior day. La Tech controlled the pace of the game from kickoff until the final whistle blew, but Golden Eagles sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Taylor had easily the best game

Hogue announced as softball’s new head coach

Two weeks ago, Southern Miss Athletic Director Bill McGillis entered what has become familiar territory for him since he came to USM from the University of South Florida. He was tasked with once again having to fill a head coaching vacancy, this time for the Golden Eagle softball team. Co-head coaches Kirsten Voak and Jon

USM track and field alumnus added to staff

Southern Miss track and field coach Kevin Stephen added former track and field standout Jeb Meschke to the staff to assist in training the jumpers. The Garden City, Kan., native received All C-USA honors and was a national qualifier in 2004 after placing fifth at the Mideast Regional Meet. “Jeb brings to the table championship

Sophomore Stephany Purdue defends against Rice. The Lady Eagles were defeated by Rice at their game on Friday, September 26, 2014. -Jesisca King

USM stays hot in conference play

Southern Miss welcomed two conference opponents to Reed Green Coliseum this weekend. On Friday, the Golden Eagles faced off against North Texas and finished the weekend with Marshall. USM and North Texas came out firing in the first set trading point after point. The largest lead of the first half was a five point advantage

Opinion

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College life could be overrated

As college students we often use social media as a way to exaggerate our lives to seem way more fun than are in reality.  After they choose the perfect filter for their selfie, no one will ever know that freshman Courtney Esch and senior Miranda Levy are wearing nike shorts and tennis shoes when they

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‘Fury’ depicts reality, harshness of war

Lately, it seems that the trend in films based on wars is to glorify the conflict and to glance over the harrowing truths of what life in a war is actually like. Let me assure you that “Fury” does no such thing.  From the onset of the film, “Fury” reminds the viewer over and over

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