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Charity Uplifts Pinebelt’s Homeless

Passion of the Pinebelt helping out the Homeless community in the Hattiesburg area. – Courtesy Photo With over 2,000 people experiencing homelessness in Mississippi, one young man is doing his part to help those in the Hattiesburg area. “In November of 2013, I created Passion of the Pinebelt as a way of providing food and

State

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Gov. Bryant Signs New HIV Testing Law

Gov. Phil Bryant signed several bills into law last week. Among them is a law that now makes it legal to run a DNA test of suspects accused of sexually assaulting a child without a conviction. Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, told The Clarion-Ledger

National

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USM Students Criticize Ted Cruz’s Candidacy

Last week Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first candidate from either party to officially announce a run for the presidency. Considered a dark horse nationally, Cruz launched his campaign first in a, what appears to be successful, bid to gain more attention before other candidates declare. Standing in front of a full house at

International

The Pride of Mississippi enjoyed a successful trip to Ireland over spring break, as they were awarded the title of Best Overall Band at Limerick International Band Championship on Sunday. The parade featured 1,100 musicians from Europe and the U.S. The following Tuesday, the Pride was awarded Best Adult Band at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin. -Courtesy photo

The Pride Wins Major Awards in Ireland

The Pride of Mississippi enjoyed a successful trip to Ireland over spring break, as they were awarded the title of Best Overall Band at Limerick International Band Championship on Sunday. The parade featured 1,100 musicians from Europe and the U.S. The following Tuesday, the Pride was awarded Best Adult Band at the St. Patrick’s Day

Science & Technology

The Point Sur vessel USM purchased from the San Jose State University Research Foundation.

USM’s Point Sur arrives in Gulfport Sunday

The University of Southern Mississippi’s newest research vessel, the Point Sur, docked at its new home at the Port of Gulfport Sunday, according to a USM press release. The 135-foot vessel completed a three-week voyage from San Jose, California, through the Panama Canal and into the Gulf of Mexico. On Sunday afternoon, more than 30

Arts & Entertainment

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Students Excited for Golden Eagle Idol

Eight of the university’s most talented singers will compete in the first Golden Eagle Idol. SMAC will host the event and award a cash prize to the first-place winner, second and third placeholders and crowd favorite.  In the past, Golden Eagle Idol was known as Southern Miss Got Talent, which consisted of various areas of

Sports

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi State at Tennessee

Tennessee Fires Tyndall After 1 Season

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Donnie Tyndall during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena. Courtesy photo: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart fired Donnie Tyndall Friday for NCAA violations committed while Tyndall was the head basketball coach of Southern Miss. “I am extremely saddened by my separation

Opinion

The streets of Great Britain, taken during the British Studies Program 2014 by Kelley Joe Brumfield.

Study Abroad May Not Be One-Size-Fits-All

The streets of Great Britain, taken during the British Studies Program 2014 by Kelley Joe Brumfield. Emma Reeves – Printz Reporter Benefits of studying elsewhere go beyond just education A recent USA Today article written by Michigan State University senior Amanda Chodnicki listed three reasons why studying abroad is not a “must” in college. Chodnicki said

In Response: Students Arrested During Spring Break

Dear Editor(s), I am writing you concerning the article that was shared on your website involving four USM students during spring break. I do not believe that the public should see .03 percent of our students as a representation of our student body. The front page of your website showed a mug shot of one of

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‘Kingsman’ a Must-See for Spy Movie Fans

Ever watched a Quentin Tarantino movie and thought it didn’t have enough violence? Did “300” leave you wanting more bloodshed? Do you think that James Bond movies are too realistic these days? Well, good news. British director Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass,” “Layer Cake”) agrees and his latest offering, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” addresses those concerns.

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