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Hattiesburg moves toward a cleaner and greener future

The annual Keep Mississippi/Alabama Beautiful Conference was hosted at the Hattiesburg Holiday Inn Oct. 10 and 11. The conference served as part of a growing effort to reduce littering and increase sustainability in Hattiesburg.

Country club faces backlash over blackface

A video of a man dressed in blackface at a Halloween-themed country club party in Hattiesburg is currently receiving backlash on social media.

Oath Pizza opens in Century Park Learning Center

Oath Pizza, the health-conscious eatery known for its vegan and gluten-free options, celebrated its grand opening in the Century Park Learning Center Oct. 7. Samples of pizza, stress balls, shirts, fanny packs and more were given away to students and faculty who attended.

Singletary aims to stand out in election

One hour before the gubernatorial debate on Oct. 10 between candidates Jim Hood and Tate Reeves, independent candidate for governor David Singletary talked about his platform in Shoemaker Square.

Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a series of themed musical and visual performances.

Sports

Golden Eagles use loss to Jaguars as turning point

In under two hours the Southern Miss volleyball team (1-16, 0-3 C-USA) lost three straight sets to South Alabama (12-6, 3-1 Sunbelt).

Golden Eagles win conference match over FIU

The Southern Miss women’s soccer team (6-5, 1-2 C-USA) are back home after a two-game road trip. They hosted the Florida International Panthers (2-9, 0-4 C-USA). With a win over FIU, the Golden Eagles remained perfect at home so far this season.

Southern Miss stays stagnant in C-USA

For the past 25 years, Southern Miss has been a member of “the Conference of the United States of America” as head baseball coach Scott Berry once referred to it. Despite the loyalty the athletic department feels towards Conference USA, it is time to cut ties and move on.

Men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

With the 2019 basketball season starting Nov. 5, head coach Jay Ladner and the Golden Eagles have spent the past seven months adjusting to the new coaching administration.

Deans prepare for Getting into Graduate School

Photo courtesy of graduate school panel. Seniors applying for graduate schools should begin preparing for the next step in...
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Features

LGBTQ leader defies expectations

Senior English licensure major Jaq Jefcoat never had any transgender representation growing up, so they did not come out as transgender until after they graduated high school.

Dancer wins Southern Miss talent show

Senior performance and choreography major Delarence Collins took first place with his lively dance number at USM Has Talent.

Students reflect on fast-food jobs

Many people view the fast-food industry as a low point in the job world. Despite this belief, students who have worked these jobs often gain valuable skills that will help them in the future.

Entertainment

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.

More Missy means more enjoyable football

This year has been incredibly kind to Missy Elliott, and it is abundantly clear that celebrating her legacy at every football game is the only way to encourage attendance.

Tarantino shows white man’s fantasy in new film

Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” is a love letter to the golden age of 1969...

Opinion

Students should read instead of scroll

If you feel like you are seeing fewer books and more phones in the hands of students, you are not alone. It is not at all an uncommon sight to see a group of young people sitting together but immersed in their phones.

Divided Supreme Court reveals nothing new

It is sad but not shocking that something as fundamental as equal employment rights is up for debate. The recent Supreme Court hearings of cases involving LGBTQ employment rights reveals the amount of growth still needed from all people.

Celebrating Columbus Day is a step backward

The older you get the more you learn how horrendous the actions of Columbus were and how problematic it is that we as a country – lovingly defined as a melting pot – still celebrate this. In all honesty, Columbus Day should have never existed to begin with.

Single-sex schools cause disadvantages

Parents who once argued that single-sex education might benefit children are now rethinking their previous principles. Coeducational schools are now increasing in popularity, especially in the south.

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Dietary needs more easily met off campus

The restaurants and dining services on campus have been open and accepting to students with dietary restrictions. However, students find more options off campus.

Students discuss biggest fears

In high school, problems like grades and securing a future seemed insignificant. Some students can remember thinking, “Why should I care if my grades are bad or if I don’t get into college?” Time flies by and suddenly graduation day comes—you hold your high school diploma and squint through a thousand camera flashes.

Thrifted Gold: Vibing with vinyl

College students have been drawn to the music of the generations before them for decades. Many college towns have a local record store where students can unwind after a long day of classes, work on homework and listen to some throwback tunes

African Americans search for their roots

Many people have learned about their family’s history through DNA testing services, such as Ancestry and 23andMe. However, for African Americans, this passage of self-discovery has setbacks due to the lack of research in certain areas of Africa.

Camaraderie benefits nursing students

Nursing school is a taxing journey that takes drive, commitment and gusto from the students who wish to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing. With the hours of study, class and clinicals, nursing school can be a struggle for those who choose to embark on that path.

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The Origin of Pumpkin Spice Comic

Comic by Darius Harris.

Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a series of themed musical and visual performances.

Secret Club Comic

Cartoonist Darius Harris illustrates due dates for the Oct. 16 edition.