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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

College students develop Ebola detection strips

When biology professor Rachelle Spell at Emory University assigned an extra credit project, two students dedicated themselves to advancing the challenge from idea to reality, according to USA Today. Quoting Bukowski, Emory freshman Rostam Zafari told the public on IndieGoGo of a tragic event that preceded his first semester of college. “You can’t beat death,

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

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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

The deep South: fall activities a gas tank away

As many of you may know, Hattiesburg is referred to as the Hub City. As such, Hattiesburg is located roughly two hours away from New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Mobile. With this prime location comes many benefits, especially during fall and winter. As football season comes to a close and the holidays are

Bass Drum of Death deliver on “Rip This”

When I saw Bass Drum of Death play earlier this year, I knew that its new record, “Rip This,” would be one that I would have to listen to. The band’s show was wildly energetic and fun, and the few songs they played from the album before its release were fantastic. My only concern was

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