The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


The effects of eating disorders in students

The effects of eating disorders in students

Elizabeth Cadle, Special | April 4, 2024

The smell of waffles filled the air as tears rolled down her cheeks. Catherine Lomot had the nutrition facts on the back of the box memorized, and she knew that the waffle mix had more sodium in it than...

Wes Shaffer, coordinator of PRISM, the LGBTQ center at the University of Southern Mississippi, and USM Ph.D. student.

Letter of identity: The Wes Shaffer story

Wade Taliancich, SM2 Contributor | May 3, 2023

The world spun while they stood on top of the electrical box surrounded by thousands of people with every identity imaginable. Women with short hair, people of different races and ethnicities, individuals...

Hattiesburg GeoTour provides fun and treasure

Hattiesburg GeoTour provides fun and treasure

Loren Jones, SM2 Staff | March 29, 2023

Looking for something new and fun to do for a weekend? Experience Hattiesburg's treasure hunt that takes you all over the Hub City.  The Hattiesburg GeoTour is a free-to-play outdoor treasure hunt...

A parade attendee tries to get the attention of people on floats as the floats drive by during Hattiesburgs Caerus Parade for Mardi Gras on Hardy Street on February 18, 2023.

Photos: Caerus Parade Floats by Campus

February 20, 2023

The 12th annual Caerus Mardi Gras Parade came to Hattiesburg on Saturday. Hundreds from across the Pine Belt came to line Service Drive, Hardy Street, and 38th Avenue. The parade attracted children, USM...

The minimum wage increase that took place on January 1, 2015 will put more money in the pockets of minimum wage workers, including college-aged workers.-Michael Kavitz

Saving Money as a College Student

Ja'Terrica Wilson, SM2 Reporter | November 9, 2022

Sometimes, it can be difficult to save and manage money while being a college student. The decisions of exactly what to spend your money on after getting paid while also trying to save can be challenging. “I...

Julia Brewer Daily poses with her newest novel, The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch. | McKenzie Baird Photography

USM Alum, Author talks debut novel

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Reporter | October 19, 2022

Julia Brewer Daily, an award-winning author and Southern Miss alum, is scheduled to debut her new novel ‘The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch’ on Nov. 1, 2022.  Daily is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana....

Southern Miss mens golf team celebrates after winning their first tournament of the year in September. | Courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics

Putter of Steel, Nerves of Steel

Jackson Powell, 4th Street Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

On a sweltering Tuesday afternoon at the Squire Creek Country and Golf Club in Choudrant, Louisiana, the situation at hand could not have been simpler. The ball lay still on the long, smooth green and...

Participants pose for a photo before the Operation Pink 5K Run. | JaTerrica Wilson, SM2 Reporter

Operation Pink: Breast Cancer 5K Run

Ja'Terrica Wilson, SM2 Reporter | October 12, 2022

The Operation Pink: 5k Run was hosted by USM’s Kappa Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated Saturday behind Century Park North on the Hattiesburg Campus.  Jeremy Hyde, an undergraduate...

Laurel, Miss. train mural above the Scotsman Co. General Store | Photo: Abigail Troth

The Loblolly Festival’s Impact on Laurel

Abigail Troth, SM2 Reporter | October 5, 2022

The City of Laurel hosted the annual Loblolly Festival on Oct. 1, 2022 in Downtown. This year’s event was expected to be the biggest festival yet, featuring 229 vendors along the streets of Downtown...

Learning and Laughter at PRISMs Human Library Event

Learning and Laughter at PRISM’s Human Library Event

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | October 5, 2022

On Sept. 28, PRISM, Southern Miss’ LGBTQ+ center, hosted a “Human Library” event. Coordinator of Programming and PRISM Wes Shaffer hopes that guests were able to find representation. Participant...

Shatterproof Student Association Debuts to Educate and Promote Awareness for Addiction

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Reporter | October 5, 2022

The Shatterproof Student Association is making its debut this fall at the University of Southern Mississippi and aims to promote education and awareness for addiction.  The SSA is currently made up...

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