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Construction of the Serengeti Springs waterpark is underway at the Hattiesburg Zoo.

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...

James Moore helps the fight against substance abuse and overdose

Shannon Barbin and Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporters | November 2, 2022

James Moore, owner of Moore’s Bicycle Shop in Hattiesburg, lost his son Jeffery Moore in 2015 to a drug overdose. Moore’s son was asked to leave a 90-day program after being there 60 days. He was on...

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...

Serengeti Springs concept image. | Courtesy of Hattiesburg Convention Commission

An Inside Look at Serengeti Springs, Hattiesburg’s New Waterpark

Brooke Parker, SM2 Reporter | September 28, 2022

Hattiesburg Zoo’s new water park, Serengeti Springs, is expected to open in summer 2023. The Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been planning the park for more than two years, and it will span over...

USM Nursing Professor Soars to Great Heights in Dual Careers

USM Nursing Professor Soars to Great Heights in Dual Careers

Van Arnold, University Communications | September 14, 2022

One minute she is teaching students how to become nurse anesthetists; the next, she is piloting a law enforcement helicopter over the vast forests of South Mississippi. Such is the extraordinary and rewarding...

USM president Rodney Bennett to leave in July

USM president Rodney Bennett to leave in July

June 30, 2022

Dr. Bennett as Grand Marshall in 2021 Homecoming Parade| Photo by Sean Smith Writer: Kyra Lampley In an email sent to the campus community today, USM President Rodney Bennett informed...

Protesters gathered outside of U.S. Supreme Court

Anti-Abortion ban of U.S. Supreme Court’s effect on Mississippi

June 24, 2022

Protesters gathered outside of U.S. Supreme Court| Photo by Sean Smith On Friday June 24, the United States Supreme Court voted in favor of overturning Roe vs. Wade. With new laws across the...

Local animal education group brings display to campus

Local animal education group brings display to campus

Charlie Luttrell and Charlie Luttrell | April 27, 2022

Students at USM had the chance to meet a new reptilian friend on the way to class last Wednesday thanks to a local wildlife education and awareness group. Life’s Wild Adventures traveled to the USM...

Courtesy of Hazel

EV Mississippi and Hub City Humane Society host “Drive Electric” event

Kyra Lampley and Kyra Lampley | April 27, 2022

EV Mississippi partnered with the Hub City Humane Society and PetSmart for their Drive Electric Earth day and National Adopt-A-Pet Event on April 23. The event took place outside of the Hattiesburg...

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