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Kaylyn Jones

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Spectrum Center teaches queer black history, trans 101

Since 2014, the Spectrum Center is the only physical LBGTQ community center in the state of Mississippi. The center produces LGBTQ centric events like drag shows, learning programs and parades.

Senior combats dark times with poetry

Taraja Gibbs is a senior elementary education with an emphasis in English. She is a rising poet with a desire to be a new voice raising awareness of societal issues and mental illness.

English major uses poetry to speak his truth

Antonio Norwood is a sophomore English major with a unique perspective in poetry. In his poetry, he conveys his life as a black, gay autistic individual. He chose writing, forging a different path from everyone else.

Billy Porter and Lil Nas X refuse gender norms

Billy Porter and Lil Nas X are breaking down the restrictive walls of Western masculinity. Just as recently as the 2020 Grammys, “Pose” star Billy Porter and rapper Lil Nas X stepped onto the scene in fabulously extravagant attire that went against the red carpet uniform of plain suit and ties.

Political science major shares his music talents

Freshman Cullen Deroche is a hidden gem from Houma, Louisiana, majoring in political science at Southern Miss. Based on his political science major, it would be unlikely to believe he is also a talented musician.

Tyler Perry is falling from grace

There is no doubt about Tyler Perry’s amazing deeds toward black Americans both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

Bias against Markle divides the royal family

Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to leave their positions as senior members of the royal family is unquestionably tied to racism.

Oscar nominations remain predictable

The Oscar nominations remain generic and predictable. Read Kaylyn Jones' opinion.

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President announces modifications to Fall Semester

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has announced plans to condense the Fall 2020 semester calendar in an effort to limit student travel into and out of the region and help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

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.
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