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Petal Protest May 2020 Photo Gallery

Members of the Petal-Hattiesburg community joined together for three days on the Petal City Hall lawn to remember George Floyd and peacefully...

Mississippi Musicians Day event explores history of music

On March 7, the Hattiesburg Cultural Arts Center held Mississippi Musicians Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in and around the former Hattiesburg American building on Main Street. The event, held annually in March, is an official celebration of Mississippi Musicians.

Mississippi needs to ban plastic bags

Plastic bags are a well known environmental problem. Americans will use 100 billion plastic bags over the span of a year, and plastic has been known to cause environmental problems. So why is Mississippi afraid of banning them?

Southern Miss students share mixed views on Sen. Sanders

Bernie Sanders, a Democratic senator from Vermont, is turning heads in light of his landslide victory in Nevada. The New York Times and other publications have awarded Sanders the title of nominal frontrunner. Even in Mississippi, support for Sanders can be found.

Syphilis remains prominent Mississippi risk

Mississippi is the state with the highest rate of STIs and is ranked third in syphilis cases.

Non-Christians in the Bible Belt feel alienated

Mississippi is officially the most religious state in the U.S. Fifty-nine percent of Mississippians consider themselves to be “very religious.” Mississippi’s most popular religion is Christianity. In fact, 83% of Mississippi adults identify as Christian. With such a large majority population of Christians, non-Christians living in the Bible Belt often experience a disconnect.

Tupelo Trump rally photo gallery

View a gallery of photos from President Donald Trump's rally in Tupelo Nov. 1.

Students find absentee voting difficult

For many college students and for people who temporarily move away from home, absentee voting is the only option to be politically involved. Despite absentee ballots being a well-known option for voting, student absentee voters often face challenges when attempting to make their voices heard.

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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.
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Petal Protest May 2020 Photo Gallery

Members of the Petal-Hattiesburg community joined together for three days on the Petal City Hall lawn to...

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.

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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...