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The African American Military Museum in downtown Hattiesburg hosted a fun Boo-seum event for kids and adults alike.

African American Military History Museum holds Boo-seum Event

Karles Hudson, SM2 Content Creator | November 6, 2023

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls,oh my! Many museums have elegant interiors and tasteful trinkets of the past, but around October, these holders of history may take on a spooktacular air. The African American...

Matthew Lee

“More than my disability”

Garret Grove, SM2 Reporter | May 17, 2023

Matthew Lee is thinking about what's next for him beyond graduation. Opportunities in-state and as far away as Denver, Colorado, are on the table.  These opportunities came from networking and prior...

SAPAs calendar of events during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

USM’s SAPA bringing change to campus during SAAM

April 12, 2023

  The University of Southern Mississippi’s Sexual Assault Prevention Ambassadors (SAPA) is hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The entire month of April will be full of events to help raise awareness...

A Cinderella Story of the Ages: How Southern Miss Mens basketball completed one of biggest turnarounds in NCAA basketball history

A ‘Cinderella’ Story of the Ages: How Southern Miss Men’s basketball completed one of biggest turnarounds in NCAA basketball history

Dima Mixon, Sports Writer | April 12, 2023

Over the past couple of years, Southern Miss fans have turned a blind eye to Southern Miss men's basketball after Southern Miss football and just turned their eyes to the upcoming baseball season. The...

The Turtle Creek Mall in West Hattiesburg is evacuated after an 18-year-old was shot near the food court Saturday afternoon.

Terror at the mall: Student recalls shooting

Sean Smith and Garret Grove | March 8, 2023

Shoppers and workers recall the terror they witnessed after a shoot-out between two teenagers at Turtle Creek Mall in West Hattiesburg Saturday afternoon.   The Hattiesburg Police Department charged...

“Never Been Afraid”: An Interview with Raylawni Branch

JaTerrica Wilson, SM2 Staff | February 25, 2023

Raylawni Branch, born in 1941, is one of the first Black students to enroll at The University of Southern Mississippi. Branch is a professional nursing educator as well as a US Air Force Reserve officer. Out...

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...

Locals express concern with Serengeti Springs Waterpark

Abigail Troth, SM2 Staff | January 24, 2023

While the city of Hattiesburg collectively expressed their excitement for the Hattiesburg Zoo’s Serengeti Springs waterpark that is scheduled to open this summer, some residents and business owners have...

The USM Volleyball Team plays a recent match at the Wellness Center on the Hattiesburg campus. | Sean Smith, SM2 Photo Editor

USM says it’s ‘deeply troubled’ by TANF funds used to build volleyball gym

SM2 Media Staff, reporter | November 3, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi stated it was “deeply troubled” by the situation involving the volleyball gym that was built with welfare and TANF funds for needy families. In a statement released...

Oakland Raiders former punter Ray Guy walks the red carpet prior to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium.

Southern Miss Legendary Punter & NFL Hall of Famer Ray Guy Passes at 73

Jack Duggan , USM Sports Information Director | November 3, 2022

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss family mourns today following the passing of Golden Eagle great Ray Guy, who died Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. Considered by many as the "greatest...

Rosary on a statue of Mary at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. | Brooke Parker, SM2 Reporter

Students Members of local Catholic Church walk to pray over neighborhood

Brooke Parker, SM2 Reporter | November 2, 2022

Rosaries in hand and nothing but dim streetlights as a guide, student members of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church have been praying over neighborhoods for years.    Every Monday, students and...

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