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READ IT: The obituary of Marcus Leon Daniels Jr.

READ IT: The obituary of Marcus Leon Daniels Jr.

Staff | June 14, 2024

Here is the obituary of Southern Miss football player Marcus Leon Daniels Jr., who was killed Tuesday night in a shooting. Marcus Daniels Jr. Obituary Marcus Leon Daniels, Jr.'s, mostly known as...

Veterans present at the celebration stood and saluted during the presentation of the National Anthem.

African American Military History Museum celebrates 15 years

Abigail Troth, Editor-in-Chief | May 24, 2024

Nestled in the Sixth Street Museum District is one of the oldest USO buildings remaining in America. Now, that building has spent 15 years honoring the sacrifices and triumphs of African American soldiers....

Serengeti Springs set to make a splash in Hattiesburg

Abigail Troth, Editor-in-Chief | May 17, 2024

After delays and struggles, Serengeti Springs at the Hattiesburg Zoo will finally reveal itself to the community on Saturday, May 25. With colorful slides, animal scenery and fun for all ages, this new...

People gather in the streets to protest.

The right to protest in Mississippi is in jeopardy

Simeon Gates, Multimedia Journalist | April 25, 2024

Right to protest in Mississippi is in jeopardy Use this photo: https://unsplash.com/photos/a-large-group-of-people-holding-up-signs-Evo4wmtRaPI The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a lawsuit...

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...

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