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William Lowery

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Pop culture raises mental illness awareness

Since the 2010s, movies and television shows have featured more characters with mental illness. While some of these portrayals are still exaggerated or inaccurate, many more programs are doing a better job of normalizing and raising awareness on the topic.

Southern Miss retention rate below national average

Southern Miss students are more likely to drop out according to national averages. Southern Miss New Student and Retention Programs director Katie McBride said financial, academic and adjustment issues are contributing factors.

Pet ownership relieves college stress

College can be a stressful experience, and one way that students can ease the tension of college, work and other real-life challenges is by owning a pet. However, having a dog or cat staying in the dorm is not an easy process.

“Fortnite” video game dominates Mississippi

Since its release in 2017, the video game “Fortnite” has become a global phenomenon, with 250 million players worldwide and a profitable title, bringing in $1.2 billion dollars, and according to a recent study, the game is more popular in Mississippi than in any other state.

Five essential songs to get in the football spirit

When the stadium speakers start blaring out tunes, that is the audience’s cue to get motivated, stand up and sing along to the song as a way of supporting their favorite team.

MS “heartbeat bill” prohibits abortion after six weeks

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Mississippi House and Senate passed Senate Bill 2116, which will prohibit abortions of fetuses with a detectable heartbeat. Fetal...

Shopping at Salvation Army versus Goodwill

Since 1865, the Salvation Army has been dedicated to helping the needy all over the globe.  Operating in 131 countries with over 1.7 million...

The Lucky Rabbit reopens with a new design

The  Lucky Rabbit, dubbed the “Happiest Place in Hattiesburg” by its owners, opened its doors to the city yet again Feb. 7 until Feb.10....

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