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Spectrum Center teaches queer black history, trans 101

Since 2014, the Spectrum Center is the only physical LBGTQ community center in the state of Mississippi. The center produces LGBTQ centric events like drag shows, learning programs and parades.

Graphic design students break record at Addy Awards

At the local level Addy Awards Feb. 8 at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, Southern Miss students broke a new school record by winning 60 awards.

Hiram Revels anniversary highlights lack of black senators

On Feb.11, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History celebrated the 150th anniversary of Hiram Revels becoming the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate in Jackson at the Old Capitol Building, the very place he was elected to represent Mississippi.

Sports

Dozier becomes first Golden Eagle, World Series Champion

In the fall of 2006, Brain Dozier packed his bags to leave his home in Fulton to further his academic and athletic career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Thirteen years later, Dozier became a World Series champion with the Washington Nationals.

Golden Eagles search for next conference title

Four hundred ninety-one strikeouts, 396 runs batted in, 67 homeruns, 40 wins, one conference title; looking at the numbers, the Southern Miss baseball team had a successful season in 2019. After ending their season in Baton Rouge at their fourth consecutive regional tournament, the Golden Eagles are back and ready for a fifth.

Lady Eagles host Black and Gold invitational

Read about how the Lady Eagle softball team did at the Black and Gold Invitational before they host Southern University Feb. 12.

Kobe Bryant: Legends live forever

e recent tragedy of the helicopter crash that killed nine, including NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter, shook the world.

Men’s basketball wins in overtime

“Big win for our program,” Coach Jay Ladner said. “I feel like we had to win the game twice.”

Party of Socialism and Liberation touches base with Hattiesburg

Read about Bezal Jupiter, a sophomore political science major at Southern Miss, and an active member of the Party of Socialism and Liberation.

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Bombshell Comics’ first “Mini Comic-Con” brings in crowds

Local Hattiesburg business Bombshell Comics held its first Mini Comic-Con Feb.22, which brought in crowds of people.

Spectrum Center teaches queer black history, trans 101

Since 2014, the Spectrum Center is the only physical LBGTQ community center in the state of Mississippi. The center produces LGBTQ centric events like drag shows, learning programs and parades.

Features

Local coffee shops offer refuge for students

For many Southern Miss students, coffee shops off campus offer a place to study and get away from the normal rush of school. According to the VisitHattiesburg website, there are 15 local shops that serve coffee in Hattiesburg. 

Give & Take Kitchen brings awareness to food insecurity

After the passing of her father six years ago, Kelsey Steffens decided she wanted to give back to her community. As the executive director of Give & Take Kitchen, Steffens and her team work tirelessly to provide food to those struggling with hunger in the community.

Delgado speaks on bettering the community

Councilwoman Deborah Delgado has been sitting on the Hattiesburg City Council since she was elected in 2001. The councilwoman is passionate about raising minimum wage, criminal justice reform and strengthening the Hattiesburg community. 

Entertainment

Southern Miss Theatre warms hearts with ‘Ah, Wilderness!’

Southern Miss Theatre Department kicked off the spring season with the late, early 20th-century American playwright Eugene O’Neil’s comedy “Ah, Wilderness!”

Fans enjoy One Direction night at Brewsky’s

On Feb. 13, Brewsky’s hosted a One Direction night where fans could go and enjoy past hits from the famous pop band. Locals gathered at the club and reminisced on the band’s successes while a DJ played songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing.”

Justin Bieber offers little change on ‘Changes’

After a messy and desperate rollout, Justin Bieber has released his latest album “Changes.” Packed with forgettable, identical, mellow trap-pop, “Changes” repeatedly exposes Bieber’s inability to connect to his audience.

Tame Impala’s ‘The Slow Rush’ is heartfelt, reflective

After a five year hiatus, Tame Impala, whose real name is Kevin Parker, is back with a fourth studio album, “The Slow Rush.” The album is a heartfelt confession that discusses the passage of time, grief and feelings of inadequacy.

‘The Bachelor’ gets an undeserved bad rep

People typically roll their eyes whenever “The Bachelor” comes up. Many people do not want to hear the words “Pilot Pete” or “the final rose” uttered in a sentence. Sure, “The Bachelor” is a show where women compete for one man in a series of cringey episodes full of drama, tears and more drama.

Yot Club docks at Nick’s Ice House

With over one million streams, rising local artist Yot Club performed at Nick’s Ice House Feb. 8. His performance was a perfect fit for Nick’s Ice House, bringing in a large crowd to enjoy the bar with charm, personality and enjoyment for all those in attendance.

Opinion

Bezos exhibits potential to help climate crisis

Jeff Bezos has pledged to donate $10 billion to the Bezos Earth Fund as an initiative toward fighting climate change. His philanthropic effort to mitigate the enervating impacts of climate change could change the course of the exigent crisis and sustainably develop new technologies that do not harm the environment. 

Trump budget hits college students hard

President Donald Trump has proposed a new budget for 2020 where he plans to spend $4.89 trillion. Read why Dipin Subedi thinks the plan doesn't benefit college students.

Selfie filters highlight the worst of social media

It’s no secret that social media can be harmful to mental health and self-esteem. Posts usually show the best parts of people’s lives and aren’t a true reflection of life, but it can be easy to forget that. The popularity of selfie filters and photo editing apps only exacerbates this problem.

Letter to the Editor: USM, end the credit card processing fee

"What is galling to me is that our administration seems to think that adding on a credit card processing fee to my already substantial bill is perfectly fine." Read Ara Gallo's letter to the editor.

Valentine’s Day encourages wasteful consumerism

Valentine’s Day is an overrated and wasteful holiday that puts unnecessary pressure on impressing your romantic partner and emphasis on material gifts. Read the rest of Morgan Usry's opinion.

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Party of Socialism and Liberation touches base with Hattiesburg

Read about Bezal Jupiter, a sophomore political science major at Southern Miss, and an active member of the Party of Socialism and Liberation.

Students talk unconventional families

What a traditional American family looks like is a married man and woman with two and a half kids. Maybe the traditional family has a white picket fence as well. However, this is not always the case. Three college students opened up about how different their lives are due to their families not being so traditional.

D&D offers community distraction from stress

Among college students, Dungeons & Dragons has become an outlet for creativity and a stress reliever.

Southern Miss students celebrate Mardi Gras

When New Orleans was established in 1718, Mardi Gras was celebrated not with elaborate parades and bead-throwing, but with elegant balls and parties. Though times have changed since the 1700s, annual celebrations of Mardi Gras are still going strong in many areas of the U.S.

Geocaching brings people together

Geocaching brings people together

Thrifted Gold: Thrifted with love

There is no need to spend big bucks to show your love; you can easily DIY crafts or thrift the perfect gift that fits that special someone.

Students talk breakups and moving on

For many, Valentine’s Day can inspire memories of joy with their loved ones. For others, the holiday only reminds them of the heartbreak they’ve experienced in past relationships.

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