State

Source: Human Rights Campaign, ProCon.org 
In the U.S., 32 states have legal same-sex marriage and 18 states prohibit it. Mississippi constitutionally bans same-sex marriage. - Infographic by Cody Bass

Judge overturns same-sex marriage ban in Miss.

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves overturned the Mississippi same-sex marriage ban Tuesday in what some are calling a “historic” ruling. Reeves released a preliminary injunction for Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant that will be postponed for 14 days in a legal measure called a “stay” to give the state a chance to appeal.

National

Supreme Court examines gerrymandering in the South

The Supreme Court seemed split and perplexed by a demand that Alabama redo its legislative redistricting plan because of its over-the-top emphasis on the race of the residents, according to the Washington Post. Black officeholders and Democrats argued that the Republicans who run the state compiled minorities into districts that “allowed the election of African-American

International

ESA gathers vital data from comet landing

Spacecraft Philae History was made on Wednesday when a European rover landed on a comet for the first time. The spacecraft, called Philae, had traveled with the Rosetta spacecraft for 10 years, making its way out to the Jupiter system, according to The Boston Globe. Rosetta traveled concurrently with the comet, observing and analyzing until

Arts & Entertainment

Shaky experimentation in ‘Sonic Highways’

Courtesy Photo Dave Grohl has long been known as a fantastically skilled and prolific musician since his big break with Nirvana’s second album “Nevermind” 24 years ago. Following Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl recouped with his friend’s death by creating the Foo Fighters name in 1995, soon recruiting band members for live shows as

Sports

Womens-Basketball

Strong second half helps McNeese State defeat USM

Caption: Senior Voche’ Martin goes for the basket during the home game against West Florida on Nov. 8. – Courtesy Photo/ Joe Harper, Southernmiss.com Coming off a strong win against Mississippi Valley State and sitting at 3-0 for the season, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team could not finish strong on the road in a

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

Womens-Basketball

Strong second half helps McNeese State defeat USM

Caption: Senior Voche’ Martin goes for the basket during the home game against West Florida on Nov. 8. – Courtesy Photo/ Joe Harper, Southernmiss.com Coming off a strong win against Mississippi Valley State and sitting at 3-0 for the season, the Southern Miss women’s basketball team could not finish strong on the road in a

football rankings

CFP: Buckeyes, Ducks may be among final four

In college football, if a team loses early in the year, it’s going to have time to recover in the rankings. If a team loses late in the year, it’s a goner. It’s a famous line used by most college football analysts, but it has never been truer for this season of college football. Take

golf preview

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

Opinion

Shaky experimentation in ‘Sonic Highways’

Courtesy Photo Dave Grohl has long been known as a fantastically skilled and prolific musician since his big break with Nirvana’s second album “Nevermind” 24 years ago. Following Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl recouped with his friend’s death by creating the Foo Fighters name in 1995, soon recruiting band members for live shows as

Shaky experimentation in ‘Sonic Highways’

Courtesy Photo Dave Grohl has long been known as a fantastically skilled and prolific musician since his big break with Nirvana’s second album “Nevermind” 24 years ago. Following Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl recouped with his friend’s death by creating the Foo Fighters name in 1995, soon recruiting band members for live shows as

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