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Southern Miss Hall of Fame inductee dies

Keith Kennedy/Courtesy Photo Southern Miss M Club Hall of Fame inductee Keith Kennedy died from heart complications Dec. 28 at 53 years old. Kennedy is survived by his wife Paige, his son Cody, his three daughters: Kelly, Hannah and Nicole, and his two grandchildren Drew and Kylie. He was an active member of Parkway Heights

State

Gunn Proposes Common Core Reform

Last week Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn introduced a bill that would make some changes to the current system of education standards in Mississippi, or at least its name. House Bill 156 aims to separate Mississippi’s education standards from federal involvement. The Common Core educational standards that Mississippi adopted in 2010 have become a polarizing

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Human Trafficking, Not Just A Global Issue

Modern-day slavery, today going by the slightly more sterile euphemism “human trafficking,” is a growing issue not only in America, but also in Mississippi, according to Rusty Barnes, executive director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.  Barnes said at a press conference held by Gov. Phil Bryant that human trafficking is a $32 billion

Arts & Entertainment

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Festival Line-ups Receive Mixed Reviews

As spring and summer approach, many Southern Miss students are gearing up to attend some of the nation’s largest music festivals.  With performances by some of the world’s most famous musicians to up-and-coming artists, festival season is an exciting time for most, if not all, USM music lovers. Buku Music+Art Project will kick off festival

Sports

Golden Eagles lose in nail biter

Southern Miss (5-12, 0-5 C-USA) dropped a heart breaker 58-56 to the Rice Owls (6-11, 3-3 C-USA) Thursday night in Houston, Texas. The loss increases their losing streak to eight games. With the self-imposed post-season ban, the Golden Eagles are playing for nothing but pride now. Southern Miss had key games from unlikely players, but

Robinson, Kline shine in Fall World Series

The Southern Miss baseball team held its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fall World Series for the third year over the weekend. In a three-game series, the Golden Eagles were divided into a black and a gold team with all donations made over the weekend going to research for breast cancer. The World Series was the

Golden Eagles lose in nail biter

Southern Miss (5-12, 0-5 C-USA) dropped a heart breaker 58-56 to the Rice Owls (6-11, 3-3 C-USA) Thursday night in Houston, Texas. The loss increases their losing streak to eight games. With the self-imposed post-season ban, the Golden Eagles are playing for nothing but pride now. Southern Miss had key games from unlikely players, but

Jamie Collins evolving into star for Patriots

When the New England Patriots traded up and selected Jamie Collins 52nd overall in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, they were hoping that he would develop into a solid pass rusher off the edge in their 3-4 scheme. What nobody truly anticipated was that Collins would emerge as their most versatile defender,

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Golf finishes seventh at Grove Intercollegiate

Caption: Sophomore Ryan Argotsinger shot a 75 to tie for 15th-place at seven-over par, his second straight top 20 finish and the fourth of the season at the Grove Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon. – Courtesy photo The Southern Miss men’s golf team traveled to College Grove, Tennessee for the Grove Intercollegiate tournament to close out the

Southern Miss drops final home games

Southern Miss concluded its home schedule with losses to Marshall, 3-1, and Western Kentucky, 2-0, over the weekend. Kelly and Kristine Culicerto combined for all three of Marshall’s goals Friday as the Thundering Herd raced to a 3-0 lead. Kristine scored the first goal in the 26th minute, while Kelly padded the lead in both

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

USM drops final regular season games

Freshman Kelsey Chambers jumps for the ball as senior Jasmine Crowell and junior Mary Pursell look on. RICE defeats Southern Miss on Friday Sept. 26. Jessica King/Printz Archives Southern Miss failed to get wins at home against University of Alabama-Birmingham (8-23) and on the road against Charlotte (17-16), ending the season 20-13 overall and 9-7

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Alexis Patterson works as a desk assistant in the Mass Communication and Journalism Office.  Desk assistant jobs are some of the better jobs provided on campus. -Mary Sergeant/Printz

Best & Worst Jobs On Campus

Alexis Patterson works as a desk assistant in the Mass Communication and Journalism Office.  Desk assistant jobs are some of the better jobs provided on campus. -Mary Sergeant/Printz Is that campus job worth it? At one point in many Southern Miss students’ careers, they have had the lovely opportunity of working for the university in some

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‘American Sniper’ Oversimplifies Complexities of War

In its weekend debut, Clint Eastwood’s new motion picture “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, has racked up a record-breaking $90.2 million at the box office. The film has already made critics spill a lot of ink on how historically correct or incorrect it might be, based on the fact

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