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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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Crimson Tide rolls over Golden Eagles

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. – Southern Miss (2-2, 0-0 C-USA) concluded its non-conference play and road game stretch in Tuscaloosa against the Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC). Alabama outscored Southern Miss by 42 points with a final score of 49-7.

Slacktivism boosts egos, not donations

When checking your phone during class, you see that someone tagged you in a post, along with eleven other people. Maybe it is finally those photos from the previous weekend, or maybe it is a funny meme. Instead, it is a video filmed by a shaky hand.
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