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Re-examining Hattiesburg’s history: Stories unknown, retold

John Wesley "Wes" Fairley is not a civil rights hero, but he has left his mark on Downtown Hattiesburg.

Student-athletes work toward benefitting from likeness, name

How will the NCAA's decision affect student-athletes at Southern Miss? Basketball and football players and their coaches discuss.

Hillcrest cafeteria closing upsets residents

Some Hillcrest residents are protesting their cafeteria's closing due to both access and security reasons.

French Association of Southern Miss hosts French National week

The Association Française held French National Week to bring attention to French culture at Southern Miss Oct.28-Nov. 1.

Re-examining Hattiesburg’s history: Leaders discuss inclusivity

Hattiesburg is well known as a Civil Rights city and considered to be quite progressive to many of its residents, but to others, there is an undercurrent of racism and prejudice that cannot be overlooked.

Punter from down under shares American experience

Growing up in Australia, Matt Bromell spent his childhood playing tennis, basketball and Australian football. Now, he's the Southern Miss punter.

Eagles, Crusaders tip off Ballin’ in the ‘Burg

Joy Lee-McNelis and the Lady Eagles welcomed the William Carey Crusaders as well as over 2,100 elementary students to Reed Green Coliseum for Education Day.

Southern Miss volleyball suffers another loss

The Southern Miss volleyball team (2-23, 0-10 C-USA) fell to UTEP (11-12, 4-6 C-USA) on Nov. 3.

Financial struggles bring gritty times for students

low-income students, it can be difficult to focus that much on school due to their financial situations forcing many of them to work full-time. Likewise, other low-income students find it difficult to focus on classwork due to stress about having to take out student loans.

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Mississippi stays red

Mississippi voters elected Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as their next governor on Nov. 5. Despite Mississippi’s traditionally conservative history, the National Review called the race “surprisingly competitive.”
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Financial struggles bring gritty times for students

low-income students, it can be difficult to focus that much on school due to their financial situations forcing many of them to work full-time. Likewise, other low-income students find it difficult to focus on classwork due to stress about having to take out student loans.

Sexual assault survivors tell their stories

Many sexual assault survivors go through trials every day following an attack.

Vaping advocates worry over e-cig bans

Iraq veteran Bill Wikstrom smoked cigarettes for over 20 years before he switched to vaping. A vape store owner and former two-pack-a-day smoker, Wikstrom said he believes he would not be alive for his grandkids had he not found a way to quit cigarettes.

Eaglepalooza brings creative mix of artists

The 16th Eaglepalooza was a success with headliners Moon Taxi, The New Respects and The Prom Knights.

“The Wolves” brings a howling time

Southern Miss Theater’s production of “The Wolves” was a surprisingly entertaining and heartfelt play that had the...

Pop culture raises mental illness awareness

Since the 2010s, movies and television shows have featured more characters with mental illness. While some of these portrayals are still exaggerated or inaccurate, many more programs are doing a better job of normalizing and raising awareness on the topic.

“IT Chapter Two” provides mixed experience

Andy Muschietti’s “IT Chapter Two” is a strange mixture of jumpscares, comedy, highly disturbing imagery and interesting character development. Taking place 27 years after the first movie, the story follows the now-adult members of the Loser’s Club as they are called back to Derry with a mission to kill the demon known as “IT” once and for all.

Football films break barriers between all Americans

Football movies show a human side of football and allow their audiences to connect with the sport in ways that they might not have before.

Five essential songs to get in the football spirit

When the stadium speakers start blaring out tunes, that is the audience’s cue to get motivated, stand up and sing along to the song as a way of supporting their favorite team.

Death penalty agonizes legal murder

One of the most unjust and inhumane systems still legal in America today is the death penalty. The whole purpose of executions is that they are a more humane way to punish criminals for their crimes, which is ironic, to say the least.

Gubernatorial election leads to more of the same

For many people in Mississippi, this year’s election represented hope for change, not just in policy, but in political culture as a whole.

First-gen students face unique challenges

First-generation college students are defined as students whose parents do not possess a four-year college degree. Every college student faces challenges, but there is a particularly unique set of challenges that comes with being a first-gen college student.

Employment opportunities rise for college graduates

After years of hard work, all one can hope is that it pays off in the form of a job. Here is the good news for university seniors: the job market is on an upswing.

Queer students navigate dating scene

People within the LGBTQ community face many challenges every day. One challenge that many LGBTQ people face is with dating.

Live music vital to Hattiesburg underground music scene

Live music has been an integral part of Hattiesburg’s history from the first traces of rock ‘n roll in the 30s to the perhaps unlikely thriving underground punk scene of Hattiesburg today.

Budget or bad news: flying with Spirit

It’s four in the morning, and I have three hours of sleep under my belt. I take off my boots, get hassled by a handsy TSA agent and get my duffle red-flagged and rummaged through. If you love to travel like me, these are just a few pains of air travel to endure when a road trip is not an option.

Thrifted Gold: books make unique accent pieces

If you love books and pops of color in your living space, then this thrift is for you.