downtown businesses_PREVIEW

Hub City’s Downtown Businesses Continue to Thrive

Barry Herring, owner of Southern Fried Comics, believes the downtown area’s sense of community sets it apart from other areas of Hattiesburg. Contrary to the belief that downtown businesses are less than booming, Herring and other downtown business owners are optimistic about the future. -Kara Davidson Despite the recent negative stigma associated with the status



Lowering Voting Age Could Increase Turnout

Many probably have heard about the historic referendum vote in Scotland that occurred in 2014 when the northern region of the United Kingdom voted to remain a part of the U.K. But, what one may not have known is that election was the first of its kind in Scotland because of recent changes to Scottish



Southern Miss Professor Helps to Fight Sex Trafficking

In December 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant created a state-wide task force focused on human trafficking. “We’ve got to stop it,” Bryant said. “(Victims) should not be put through the human trafficking corridor that passes through the state of Mississippi.” Entrusted with bringing together various agencies and coordinating the effort to fight human trafficking in Mississippi,



Ukraine Conflict Nears Cease Fire, USM Professors Discuss Issues

Since April 2014, the number of fatalities in the Ukraine-Russian conflict has surpassed 6,000, according to the United Nations. However, a cease-fire deal has reportedly been struck according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry said that he is hopeful about the deal and believes

Science & Technology

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

USM Buys Research Vessel from San Jose State

The Point Sur vessel USM purchased from the San Jose State University Research Foundation. The State College Board approved The University of Southern Mississippi’s $1 million purchase of a research vessel from San Jose State Feb. 25. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality provided USM the grant to buy the “Point Sur” vessel from the

Arts & Entertainment


Students, Festivalgoers to Attend BUKU Music + Art Project

Spring break is a time when many college students take a vacation from projects, term papers and tests. They try to melt away all the previous stress by dozing off on the beach or raging at a stranger’s house in Gulf Shores.  However, some are spending their SBK2015 a bit differently — with graffiti, flashing



Golden Eagles Knock Off No. 22 Ole Miss

Junior Cord Cockrell prepares to pitch against Ole Miss Wednesday night at Pete Taylor Park.- Brittney Roberts The annual blackout game could not have gone any better for Southern Miss as they knocked off the No. 22 ranked Ole Miss Rebels, 5-1. Southern Miss got on the board first in the bottom of the second


Dragon Ball

‘Xenoverse’ Heavy on Nostalgia, Lacks Substance

“Dragon Ball Z” and its predecessor, “Dragon Ball,” are quite prosperous properties in their home country of Japan. From 1984 onward, Japanese audiences have experienced the story of Goku in both printed forms and animated television shows, animated feature films and a substantial amount of video games. However, any semblance of Western exposure to the

SGA Fails to Consider Social Aspect of Smoking

To the editors of The Student Printz: I would like to comment on the proposal to make USM smoke-free in fall 2016. While the idea is that this will make the campus healthier for non-smokers and perhaps encourage smokers to quit, there is little evidence to support this.  First, almost all studies of secondhand smoke


Tensions Brew in House of Cards Opener

Alan Rawls – Managing Editor Unlike the last two seasons, I plan on savoring each season three episode of “House of Cards” by watching one episode at a time. That being said, I really wanted to watch four or five more after that first episode, because I’m wondering what in the world this season will