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Prompt Protests Against Petal Mayor’s Racist Remarks

On Wednesday, May 27, Petal Mayor Hal Marx made a series of racist public statements online regarding the death of George Floyd.

Southern Miss Protest in Solidarity for Black Lives Matter

On Wednesday, June 5, the Southern Miss student body, faculty and staff stood amongst one another in The District of USM’s Hattiesburg Campus to support Black Lives Matter in protesting racism and police brutality.

Sports

The First donates funds to Bower Academic Center

On March 5, The First, A National Banking Association, contributed $150,000 to the $1.7 million privately funded Bower Academic Center project for student-athletes at Southern Miss.

Editorial: Support the arts, not losing teams

Finally, our anger toward its construction is justified. We know that the construction of a volleyball court can’t help those below the poverty line.

Baseball falls to in-state rival Ole Miss

The Southern Miss baseball team took on in-state rival Ole Miss for its first away game and second loss of the season.

Track and Field compete at C-USA Indoor Championships

The men’s and women’s teams overall finished seventh and sixth respectively, with several individuals achieving podium finishes in their events.

Golden Eagles win series over Central Arkansas

For their second home series, the Southern Miss baseball team faced Central Arkansas from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.

Reopening Must Be Reconsidered

The recent coronavirus spikes have, however, suggested this decision has backfired lethally and should not be pursued further.

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LeBlanc’s unwavering vision for SGA stands strong

Olivia LeBlanc, 21, is a junior psychology/Spanish double major from New Orleans, LA. On April 1, she shared her emotions when realizing she won the Vice Presidency position running for it her second time.

Prompt Protests Against Petal Mayor’s Racist Remarks

On Wednesday, May 27, Petal Mayor Hal Marx made a series of racist public statements online regarding the death of George Floyd.

Features

Mississippi artists share hope during COVID-19

While the spring is usually filled with concerts, festivals and markets for fans to attend, the pandemic has unfortunately put that all on hold.

Incoming SGA president Rachel Shoemaker shares SGA vision

Meet the next SGA President Rachel Shoemaker.

LIVE gives life to local musicians, closed venues

LIVE: From a Safe Distance, offers bands the chance to still perform for audiences through live streaming. The live streams give musicians a chance to perform for their fans again, and for fans to watch a live show from the safety of their homes. 

Entertainment

“Space Force” is out of this world

“Space Force” is a comedy made by Steve Carrell and Greg Daniels that was released as a Netflix Original. The first season released on May 29.

‘Last of Us Part II’ leaks further need for better working conditions

After indefinitely delaying the game, Sony announced a June 19 release date for the highly anticipated “The Last of Us Part II.” What should have been a momentous occasion was soured when large portions of the game got leaked to the public.

‘Predator Hunting Grounds’ is a great idea lacking in content

“Predator Hunting Grounds” delivers the thrills of the franchise’s early entries, but the lack of content and polish hold back the game considerably.

‘Never Have I Ever’ is a tight-packed dramedy about adolescence

“Never Have I Ever” is a coming of age Netflix series focusing on an Indian American girl who is processing the trauma of her temporary paralysis and father’s death.

‘Hollywood:’ a fantasy that will not change the past

Netflix’s new seven episode series “Hollywood” tells the story of young actresses and actors fighting for careers in the golden age of Hollywood. 

‘The Last Dance’ is must-watch sports entertainment

The highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary miniseries, “The Last Dance,” premiered April 19 on ESPN. During the sport-less times of the coronavirus pandemic, the series provides fulfilling entertainment that shows Jordan's story from a new perspective.

Opinion

Reopening Must Be Reconsidered

The recent coronavirus spikes have, however, suggested this decision has backfired lethally and should not be pursued further.

The Suffocating Anger George Floyd’s Life Sparked

I wish I wasn’t writing this piece, but was compelled to do so. I’m sick and tired of being a young black man always watching my back out of fear for incidents like this, where George Floyd had a knee on his neck for 8 minutes, as if he was a dog and not human.

Caution is not enough for students to return

The only way many students will feel comfortable is by rule enforcement to ensure the spread of COVID-19 is put at a halt.

Now is the time to reopen Mississippi

Now is the time to reopen. Our communities will not make it if nonessential businesses remain closed.

First phase of reopening should include food courts, construction, farm businesses

Stores that offer services for food cultivation, farming, livestock and fishing should be able to resume their service in the preliminary phase of reopening.

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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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