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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.

Coronavirus scare promotes xenophobia

Unfortunately, the epidemic has resurrected an age-old disease: xenophobia. Read William Lowery's opinion now.

Money shouldn’t matter on Valentine’s Day

Though you may feel pressured to go big this Valentine’s Day, money should not be the deciding factor in what makes the day special. Read Laurel Thrailkill's opinion.

2020 election should not be party-driven

With only two parties being in power, Americans do not have a lot of choices for presidential candidates. Read Brian Winters' opinion.

Hollywood, take a hint: women cannnot be slienced

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is facing a lawsuit from Deborah Dugan, the previous CEO of the company. She claims to have been wrongfully fired after raiding allegations of sexual harassment and irregularities throughout Grammy nominations.

Kobe Bryant’s death highlights problem with media

The unexpected loss of Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26 was shocking, but what was more shocking was the media’s poor handling of the situation.
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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.

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. 

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.

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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.

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. 

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