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Molly Schraeder

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Mississippi stays red

Mississippi voters elected Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as their next governor on Nov. 5. Despite Mississippi’s traditionally conservative history, the National Review called the race “surprisingly competitive.”

Dixie Darling earns Miss USM title

On Oct. 26, Vivian O’Neal earned the title of Miss University of Southern Mississippi, granting her the opportunity to represent Southern Miss, advocate for what she believes in and compete for Miss Mississippi in the summer.

Students defend Tinder relationships

Senior communications major Jane Burns said she did not expect to meet her future husband in college. Though they attended the same high school, it was not until Burns started college that they connected and fell in love. They began living together, and last March, her fiance proposed. What separates Burns from other people in successful relationships is that she met her fiancé on Tinder.

Campus groups encourage political involvement

As the November elections draw near and Mississippi prepares for what the National Review calls a “surprisingly competitive” race for governor, student groups at Southern Miss, such as Converge, College Democrats and College Republicans, have put time and effort into campaigning for their candidates.

Being an immigration lawyer: “much more than a job”

For Southern Miss alumna Amelia Steadman McGowan, being a lawyer is all about helping people who want to remain in the United States.

Deans prepare for Getting into Graduate School

Photo courtesy of graduate school panel. Seniors applying for graduate schools should begin preparing for the next step in...

Hattiesburg moves toward a cleaner and greener future

The annual Keep Mississippi/Alabama Beautiful Conference was hosted at the Hattiesburg Holiday Inn Oct. 10 and 11. The conference served as part of a growing effort to reduce littering and increase sustainability in Hattiesburg.

Dancer wins Southern Miss talent show

Senior performance and choreography major Delarence Collins took first place with his lively dance number at USM Has Talent.

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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.

Petal Protest May 2020 Photo Gallery

Members of the Petal-Hattiesburg community joined together...
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