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Contrary to popular belief, its okay to be lost

Contrary to popular belief, it’s okay to be lost

Franklin Okafor, Multimedia Journalist | February 21, 2024

According to Forbes, Gen-Z is a purpose-driven generation. According to Forbes, Gen-Z knows what they want and is likely to seek out new opportunities to get it. According to Handshake, Gen-Z is passionate...

Navigating an age of misinformation on the internet

Navigating an age of misinformation on the internet

Franklin Okafor, Multimedia Journalist | February 21, 2024

Social media is the best and worst thing to ever be created. Social media created more problems by trying to solve one problem. We are more connected than we’ve ever been, but we’re still more disconnected...

Learning how to do more with less

Learning how to do more with less

Franklin Okafor, Multimedia Journalist | February 16, 2024

If you’re “working” and “seeing no results,” you must see this. No, it’s not that you’re working “hard” instead of “smart.” You’ve just been moving wrong: Opening 30+ Chrome Tabs...

Mental health struggles worsen in Gen-Z

Mental health struggles worsen in Gen-Z

Franklin Okafor, Multimedia Journalist | February 16, 2024

Generation Z (Gen-Z) are known as the digital natives. As predecessors to Generation Alpha and successors to the Millennials, we are the first generation to grow with the internet as part of our daily...

The deafening silence from Student Counseling Services

The deafening silence from Student Counseling Services

Abigail Troth, Assignments Editor | October 10, 2023

In his time of great need, junior biology licensure student Spencer Lenahan reached out to Student Counseling Services. He was struggling with his mental health, and had heard that SCS was a great resource...

Beloved campus therapy dog. Cash Money, has students at USM rallying for him to receive his degree.

Cash Money deserves his own honorary degree

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Opinion Writer | April 26, 2023

Not all superheroes wear capes and masks. Sometimes a superhero is a four-legged fur baby. You know him, and I know him. His name is Cash Money. Cash Money has been a local celebrity at USM since February...

End of semester on the horizon for USM students

End of semester on the horizon for USM students

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | April 26, 2023

The spring semester is finally coming to a close with less than a month away. This is such an exciting time, especially for the graduating seniors. Yet at the same time, some students who have more semesters...

Are TikTok filters ruining self-esteem?

Are TikTok filters ruining self-esteem?

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | March 29, 2023

Social comparison through the use of social media and filters have corrupted minds around the world.  Beauty standards have drifted and changed over the years. Factors like Hollywood as well as social...

USM parking becoming a major issue among students

USM parking becoming a major issue among students

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | March 29, 2023

The University of Southern Mississippi amongst its many pros has one major con that a lot of students would highly agree on. Where in the world do we park?  According to Assistant Vice President for...

Mississippi lawmakers propose anti-LGBTQ+ bills

Mississippi lawmakers propose anti-LGBTQ+ bills

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Staff | March 8, 2023

The lawmakers in Mississippi have recently introduced 31 anti-LGBTQ+ bills so far this year.  Most of these bills have to do with transgender youth. That puts Mississippi as the leading state this...

Educate yourself on suicide awareness

Educate yourself on suicide awareness

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Reporter | February 22, 2023

Opinion Did you know that suicide is the second most common reason for death among college students?  Sometimes those who seem to have it all together and everything seems to be promising in their...

Autism Speaks and USM, a harmful duo

Autism Speaks and USM, a harmful duo

Abigail Troth, Student Printz Executive Editor | February 22, 2023

OPINION The University of Southern Mississippi School of Psychology recently announced a fundraising initiative with a goal to meet Mississippi’s demand for mental health professionals who can diagnose...

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