State

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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

Non-profit, couples file lawsuit against Mississippi

Caption: 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/The Student Printz On Oct. 20, a lawsuit was filed against Mississippi due to its provisions and statutes that deny gay couples the right of marriage

National

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Non-citizens could affect election vote

According to the Washington Post, a recent study suggested that people who are not citizens could affect the senatorial elections in November by saving Democrats in close elections. As of Oct. 28, the Republicans are expected to have a net gain of six seats, Independents are expected to gain one seat and the Democrats expect

International

WHO expects Ebola vaccines by 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that by the middle of 2015, “several hundred thousand” doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced and by the end of 2015, millions of doses will be available for distribution. By December this year, WHO claimed at a meeting in Geneva that vaccines could potentially be

Arts & Entertainment

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Rowling promises Potter-themed story

Caption:  Alexis Barcia dives in author J.K. Rowling’s book, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” She is getting into the spirit for the upcoming story to be released on Halloween night. This Halloween, J.K. Rowling, the author of the famed Harry Potter series, is releasing a never-before seen short story from the Harry Potter

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Sports

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Gilbert shows steady improvement with head injury

Southern Miss senior baseball player Michael Gilbert incurred a head injury during a team conditioning session on Hattiesburg campus Thursday morning, according to a USM sports press release.  He was taken to Forrest General Hospital and transported to University Medical Center in Jackson. Bill and Melissa Gilbert, parents of Michael Gilbert, said their son moved out of

Kevin Love’s arrival changes the East landscape

Fans, along with the media world, went crazy when superstar LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers after Miami based its draft implications around James’ wishes, taking Shabazz Napier in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Roughly two months after the draft, another team has found itself in a similar situation. However, this

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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

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Southern Miss volleyball stays hot

Southern Miss continued their dominance in conference play as they beat UAB 3-1 Friday at home. UAB fell to 6-18 overall and 3-6 in conference play, while Southern Miss improved to 17-9 overall and 6-3 in the league. The Golden Eagles outhit the Blazers with a .204 hitting percentage to UAB’s .094 and finished the

Opinion

Halloween in 5 minutes or less

If you’re anything like me, it’s 9 p.m. and there’s a party tonight at your friend’s house/apartment/mansion/fraternity house/free-living cooperative. You’ve got fifteen minutes while your friends yell at you to “hurry up and get off of Netflix” or say mean, unnecessarily aggressive things like “You can’t be a fairy four years in a row.” Not

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‘Top Girls’ addresses feminism issue

Caption: Abbie Cathcart and Moriah Whiteman rehearse scenes for Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls.” The play, written in 1982, has a prominent theme of feminism that remains relevant in today’s society. Opening night is Thursday. Women gained the right to vote in the U.S. in 1920. Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of the

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