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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...

Dr. Joe Paul at the official announcement of his presidency on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2022. | Loren Jones, Printz Executive Editor

Editorial: Dr. Joe Paul becomes 11th Southern Miss President, but why?

SM2 Staff | November 2, 2022

Excitement spread on campus as the University of Southern Mississippi named Dr. Joe Paul as the 11th president on Oct. 24. Students, faculty and administration expressed their joy at this announcement,...

The Wellness Center on the USM campus.

Editorial: It’s Time to Pay the Money Back

SM2 Staff | October 5, 2022

Welfare funds were created for families and/or people who cannot completely provide for themselves. For some, they may be the difference between being able to keep lights on or food in their kitchens. In...

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American Campus Safety: Facts vs Truth

June 2, 2022

Eat. Sleep. School. Repeat. This seemingly simple phrase is what many students around the United States incorporate into their daily lives. However, where some used to find solace, lies...

A student waves a Pride flag last semester as protestors preach anti-LGBTQ sentiments. (Photo/Sarah Kofman)

Free Speech: At What Cost?

Abigail Troth and Abigail Troth | May 4, 2022

When Southern Miss students hear screaming near the fountain and see the giant posters relating to abortion and the sins surrounding it, we know what it means.  The Christian protestors have returned,...

Jack White releases ‘Fear Of The Dawn’: the first of two solo albums

Jack White releases ‘Fear Of The Dawn’: the first of two solo albums

Jessica Besnard and Jessica Besnard | April 21, 2022

Jack White, the lead singer and guitarist of The White Stripes, released his new album titled ‘Fear Of The Dawn.’ This is his fifth solo album and the first of two he’s planning to release this...

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