Printz Picks: Top 10 Stories
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 01:05
1. Eagles tame Cougars in title game
The No. 24 ranked Southern Miss Golden Eagles knocked off the No. 6 ranked Houston Cougars 49-28 in the 2011 Conference USA Championship game to win the school’s fifth title and first since 2003.
2. Students on probation after blackface incident
Mary Margaret Halford
Six USM sorority women were placed on probation from their organization after dressing up as the Huxtable family from The Cosby Show for a party.
3. Tabletgate: Students asked to return Samsung Galaxy Tabs Mary Margaret Halford
USM students participating in the U-Tab pilot program will have to return their tablets upon leaving the university or graduating. Three university officials were put on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation surrounding the mix-up with the tablets.
4. President Saunders resigns Mary Margaret Halford
In April 2012 Martha Saunders announced her resignation as USM president effective June 30. She will become a faculty member on the Gulf Coast campus.
5. Frat fashion: The good, bad and ugly
Greek men and women have popularized several fashion trends, ranging from Chacos to brightly colored sports bras, but not all are exactly fashion forward.
6. Don’t Kill the Music: Ordinance sparks controversy
Over 200 Hattiesburg residents sat in on an open town hall meeting concerning a proposed city ordinance that would change Hattiesburg nightlife.
7. Hattiesburg resident is ‘Born This Way’
As a Hattiesburg resident, Justin Bentley paints a picture of his life for readers that includes women’s clothes, makeup, and hairspray. He doesn’t identify as a man or a woman; he identifies himself.
8. Manic Monday 2012:
The Student Printz Editorial Board
The Printz editors reflect on the hysteria surrounding the Hancock Bank Robber incident in February 2012.
9. Nugget hopes to soar once more
In September 2011, the SGA Senate proposed to bring a live golden eagle back as a mascot.
10. USM ranked most popular Miss. university
According to U.S. News & World Report, USM ranks in the top 20th percentile of the nation’s most popular universities.