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Local coffee shops offer refuge for students

For many Southern Miss students, coffee shops off campus offer a place to study and get away from the normal rush of school. According to the VisitHattiesburg website, there are 15 local shops that serve coffee in Hattiesburg. 

Give & Take Kitchen brings awareness to food insecurity

After the passing of her father six years ago, Kelsey Steffens decided she wanted to give back to her community. As the executive director of Give & Take Kitchen, Steffens and her team work tirelessly to provide food to those struggling with hunger in the community.

Delgado speaks on bettering the community

Councilwoman Deborah Delgado has been sitting on the Hattiesburg City Council since she was elected in 2001. The councilwoman is passionate about raising minimum wage, criminal justice reform and strengthening the Hattiesburg community. 

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.

Joshua Generation invites the unchurched, unashamed

Looking at the exterior of Joshua Generation, you might walk away with the impression it is just another average strip-mall church. Founded and pastored by Brandiilyne Magnum-Dear, known as “BB” to her friends, Joshua Generation is a nondenominational church that hosts one of the largest LGBT communities in Hattiesburg.

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.

Two Bits reflects on his legacy

If you were a football fan at Southern Miss in the 1970s, odds are you’ve run into Ray Crawford, also known as “Two Bits.” Ray “Two Bits” Crawford has been a legend among Southern Miss sports fans for decades.

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.
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