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Ms. Gloria sent off with a retirement celebration

Gloria Peterson has been an important member of the Southern Miss family for 29 years. But all good things must come to an end, and Ms. Gloria has now officially retired from The Fresh Food Company.

Southern Miss reacts to approval of new state flag

After 126 years, the state officially retired the flag in June and formed a committee to choose a new flag design.

Sports

Southern Miss sweeps Middle Tennessee to improve conference record

After dropping both games against UAB last week, Southern Miss (7-6, 3-3 Conference USA) returned to Reed Green Coliseum and swept...

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Southern Miss raises new Mississippi flag on campus

On Jan. 12, The University of Southern Mississippi raised the new Mississippi flag at the front of the Hattiesburg campus. This is...

Lady Eagles Coach Joye Lee-McNelis announces cancer diagnosis

Joye Lee-McNelis, the Head Coach of Southern Miss women’s basketball team, announced on Jan. 9 that she has been diagnosed with stage...

Features

COVID clashes with curriculum

This year has been one that will not soon be forgotten. Classes were pushed online in March when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Students physically left campus the week before spring break and returned in August.

Ms. Gloria retires from The Fresh Company after 29 years

On Nov. 4, Eagle Dining announced through a Facebook post that Peterson is retiring on Nov. 13 after almost 29 years of service.

Medical Marijuana Campaign reflects on efforts provide compassionate care to suffering patients

In the Nov. 3 election, Mississippians will decide whether to amend the state constitution with Initiative 65, which would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Entertainment

‘Ratatouille: The Musical’ is loving, but not perfect

Food critic Anton Ego, one of the primary antagonists of the 2007 film ‘Ratatouille’, ends the movie...

‘Happiest Season’ mixes holiday cheer and gay trauma

Romantic comedies typically follow the same storyline. A woman meets a man, they fall in love, they...

From “Old Town Road” to “Holiday”, Santa Nas X is Here

Experimental rapper Lil Nas X released his highly anticipated single “Holiday” last Friday. The song itself wasn’t anything new from Lil Nas X, but the video was marvelous.

What is…: Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, the host of the famous American game show ‘Jeopardy!’, died from stage four pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8. In the wake of his death, many have paid tribute to their beloved game show host.

‘Confetti’ is a let down

Little Mix, the internationally famous British female pop group, returned last Friday with their sixth album, ‘Confetti’. But this album just did not capture or sustain my attention as they have in previous years.

‘Love Goes’ shows the truth about heartbreak

From the iconic singer/songwriter who gave the world hits such as “Stay With Me” and “Too Good at Goodbyes”, Sam Smith has created yet another masterpiece with their album ‘Love Goes’.

Opinion

Opinion: Censorship of political figures is unethical, unless necessary

Before we delve into the debate of whether it is unjust or...

Opinion: Please don’t ‘girlboss’-ify Kamala Harris

With Kamala Harris set to become the nation’s first female, black and Asian-American VP, people across the nation are talking about what this could mean for representation in politics. In these discussions, one uniquely bad take is starting to gain traction: that Harris, in becoming VP, has become the nation’s top “girlboss”.

Opinion: King Von, MO3 latest victims of gun violence

Chicago rapper King Von was shot and killed in a gun fight on Nov. 6. Five days later, Dallas rapper MO3 was also shot to death while driving on the interstate. King Von and MO3’s deaths shocked the black community and served as yet another example of black men being unjustly killed for no reason.

Opinion: Trump’s concession will save the nation

The United States of America is in utter chaos. Although the results of the presidential elections proclaim Joe Biden as the winner, current president Donald Trump still holds on to his belief that the election was full of irregularities and has denied its outcome. This has led to an unprecedented constitutional crisis, which sees severe consequences for the nation now and into the future.

Opinion: Pine Belt Fair will spike COVID-19 cases

The city of Hattiesburg held its annual Pine Belt Fair from Nov. 6 to Nov. 15. Even though the pandemic is not over, many citizens of Hattiesburg were excited to attend.

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Media students try to stay positive about post-grad future

Over 1.3 million students across the country prepare for graduation, the biggest challenge they face is finding work in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Seniors adjust post-graduation plans

Now, after one month of staying inside and practicing social distancing, college seniors are taking big hits in their final weeks at school, including being unsure on how to move into the future and mourning the loss of their great last moments of collegiate fun.

ODA students search for balance working from home

Students who use the Office of Disability Accommodations, however, have more reasons for struggling with schoolwork, especially in these hard times.

Thrifted Gold: DIY masks

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker issued an executive order requiring business employees in the city to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, since masks can be hard to find these days, why not make your own?

Campus experts offer wellness advice

While most people are preoccupied with COVID-19, it can be easy to...

Thrifted Gold: dreaming of denim

I can’t think of anything more classic that screams Americana style than denim. Denim has been a fashion staple since it was first designed as laborers’ workwear on the farms and mines of America's Western states in the late 19th-century.

Party of Socialism and Liberation touches base with Hattiesburg

Read about Bezal Jupiter, a sophomore political science major at Southern Miss, and an active member of the Party of Socialism and Liberation.

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