DOD contracts Southern Miss for $4.73 million

Southern Miss’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security announced a $4.73 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Domestic Preparedness Support...

Vargas speaks at University Forum

“If people from ICE are here, can you at least wait to deport me until after I speak,” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration rights...

Mississippi’s first no kill shelter faces closure

In early September, the Laurel/Jones County Animal Rescue announced that they were facing the possibility of closing the shelter due to a lack of...

Obesity: a consistent silent killer in Mississippi

Mississippi has the second highest rate of adult obesity in the United States, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Many Mississippians suffer...

Hattiesburg named third most visited city in MS

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is known to many by its nickname, “the Hub,” which stems from its proximity to the coast, Jackson and New Orleans. Hattiesburg...

Poverty in Mississippi: what’s being done about it?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.8 percent of Mississippians live in poverty. This statistic leads one to wonder why poverty is an issue...

Agricultural Commissioner to Replace Cochran, White House Worried

On Wednesday, March 21, Governor Phil Bryant named state Agricultural Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith as his appointment to fulfill the seat soon to be vacated...

Mississippi bills aim to keep graduates, raise cigarette tax

About 40 percent of Mississippi college graduates leave the state within five years according to a report by College Board. As these recent graduates...

Mississippi House passes equal pay amendment

Mississippi is currently one of two states that does not have equal pay laws in their state books. Rather than passing a bill dedicated...

Mississippi radio station offers Taylor Swift’s abuser job

Before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements became mainstream, Taylor Swift held a man accountable for inappropriate behavior. After being found guilty of assault and...

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