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Southern Miss Theatre students win accolades at American College Festival

Two theatre students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Performing and Visual Arts were recognized with top honors at the 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in recognition for their work on the Fall 2019 production of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’.

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu speaks on “Truth and Reconciliation”

On Sept. 15, the University of Southern Mississippi invited Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu to perform an online presentation called "Truth and Reconciliation: Healing Wounds".

Students coping with a condensed schedule

Labor Day weekend could not come fast enough for some Southern Miss students. With classes still online and fewer breaks due to a condensed schedule, this semester has already been a whirlpool of the unknown.

Sports

‘Madden NFL 21’ fumbles its promise to improve series

Despite the yearly promises of improved gameplay and new features, this year’s ‘Madden NFL 21’ is no different from its predecessors, and marks a low point in the franchise’s history.

Southern Miss football moves on from recent player opt-outs

As the Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ season opener versus South Alabama approaches, the team adjusts to the recent loss of six players who opted out of the season.

Southern Miss football changes schedule again after recent cancellations

On Aug. 18, Southern Miss Football released a new schedule for the 2020 fall season after another conference’s recent cancellation left the team with only 11 games on its schedule.

Southern Miss suffers devastating 66-24 loss to Tulane

In the first regular season game of The Battle for the Bell since 2010, Tulane dominated Southern Miss 66-24 to take...

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Pandemic changes recycling procedures

Though it hit a few snags due to COVID-19, university officials assure students, faculty and staff that city and campus-based recycling programs will return to normal soon.

Southern Miss Theatre students win accolades at American College Festival

Two theatre students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Performing and Visual Arts were recognized with top honors at the 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in recognition for their work on the Fall 2019 production of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’.

Features

HAPA unveils new mural in Downtown Hattiesburg

Over the last year, new murals have made an appearance throughout Hattiesburg. These murals were created by the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA), which just completed its newest mural project this past week.

Dixie Darlings face a name change

The Pride of Mississippi Precision Dance Team, otherwise known as the Dixie Darlings, has gone through a few name changes since its formation in 1954.

Increase depression rates on campus

Starting your fall semester at your new or old university can cause anxiety and stress. Add onto that a pandemic and worldwide political unrest, and it’s no wonder that it can cause depression, anxiety, extreme stress and much worse

Entertainment

Opinion: Carole Baskin’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ appearance is underwhelming

‘Dancing with the Stars’ has long capitalized on stunt contestants to increase ratings. Season 22 had Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples, Season 28 had former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and now, Season 29 has added ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin to its roster.

‘NBA 2K21’ stalls series’ progression

While the newest installment, ‘NBA 2K21’, has improvements in gameplay and presentation, the game follows too closely to the formula it has used in the past, leading to worry about where the series will go from here.

‘Journey to Batuu’ adds an out-of-this-world experience to the ‘Sims’

The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu’ was released on Sep. 8. With this game pack, fans are able to travel to a ‘Star Wars’-esque world and take part in missions relating to the Rebel Alliance, the First Order or the Scoundrels.

Theaters in Mississippi start opening up

After months of closures due to COVID-19, theatres in Mississippi have started to open back up

Popular magazines pay tribute to Breonna Taylor

After the tragic death of Breonna Taylor, publications across the country have used their platforms to demand...

Kaufman’s ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ is missing something

Charlie Kaufman’s latest film, ‘i’m thinking of ending things’, premiered as a Netflix original on Sep. 4.

Opinion

Opinion: ‘Cuties’ has young girls exploring their identity in exploitative ways

Netflix caused a big controversy when they ‘Cuties’ on Sep. 9. ‘Cuties’, written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré, is a French film designed to draw attention to the problems that young women are facing today.

Opinion: J.K. Rowling’s transphobia is on full display in her new novel

Ever since her June 10 essay explaining ‘Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues’ dropped on her website, fans and critics alike have rightly condemned J.K. Rowling for her transphobic views.

Opinion: Presidential Candidates’ Stance on Climate Crisis

The upcoming presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump will feature their stances on the biggest buzzwords of the last couple of decades: climate crisis and clean energy.

Facebook Live events should become more common

While it will be nice to return to in-person events, it is also good to know there is a potential alternative for events that might not occur close by.

Football isn’t essential

While colleges across the nation have turned to online learning in order to protect students and faculty, one thing continues to remain the same: college football.

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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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