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...

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...

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...

Judge overturns same-sex marriage ban in Miss.

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves overturned the Mississippi same-sex marriage ban Tuesday in what some are calling a “historic” ruling. Reeves released a preliminary...

Syphilis, chlamidia, gonorrhea: STDs affect Southern Miss

The number of cases of syphilis tripled in the Magnolia State between 2013 and 2016, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Since the...

Emmett Till: Bryant admits lies

On Thursday, Jan. 26, news broke that Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who accused black 14-year-old Emmett Till of whistling at her in 1955,...

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...

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...

Bryant’s religious freedom law forces schedule changes for USM’s baseball season

Southern Miss cancelled three February home games versus Stony Brook University after becoming aware of New York’s Mississippi travel ban. New York Governor Andrew...

USM student dies of ‘blunt force injuries’

Early Saturday, USM student and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity member Cole Whaley died of “blunt force injuries” at the DoubleTree hotel located at 300...

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