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SGA presidential candidates prepare for election

On March 7 and 9, students can cast their vote for SGA president for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. Sophomore Cameron Cloud and senior...

SB 2703 death endangers domestic abuse victims

On Feb. 28 pastor and Chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee Andy Gipson declared Senate Bill 2703 dead. The bill would have declared...

New planets distract from Earth issues

On Feb. 22, NASA announced its discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 about 40 light years away from Earth. According to NASA,...

Cursive bill unnecessary for elementary curriculum

On Feb.8, the Miss. Senate passed bill SB2273, which would require cursive writing to be included in the elementary curriculum. Students are expected to “create...

Civil rights leaders speak at USM

Several notable civil rights activists and speakers presented the Black History Month Forum: “Past Struggles, Current Challenges” at the LAB on Feb. 16. The Center...

Mental illness should not eliminate gun rights

On Feb. 15, the Senate voted 57 - 43 to approve H.J.Res.40, a bill which makes the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 ineffective. The...

‘Fifty Shades’ portrays fantasy, not reality

On Friday, Feb. 10, the second film in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy by E.L. James, “Fifty Shades Darker” was released to theaters. Though...

Gaga receives unjustified praise at Super Bowl

During Super Bowl 51, Lady Gaga performed during the half-time show. Almost immediately after her performance, conservatives praised Gaga for a nonpolitical, unifying show....

Twenty-eight days not enough for black history

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month during February. While the month-long “holiday” is certainly well-intentioned, the value and significance of...

Beyoncé’s pregnancy offers break from politics

On Feb. 1, Beyoncé broke the internet when she announced she was pregnant with twins on her Instagram account. Her post generated more than 9...

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