The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


The student body were lined up in excitement, waiting for the food to be served.

SMAC hosts annual Crawfish Fest

Sarah Grace Meyn, Photojournalist | April 23, 2024

The Southern Miss Activities Council (SMAC) hosted the annual Crawfish Fest on April 16 at Spirit Park. Students gathered to eat the delicious crawfish and show how much of a community we have within...

Coffee with an Entrepreneur features USM alums

Nishrenika Pokhrel, SM2 Content Creator | November 6, 2023

The Southern Miss College of Business and Economic Development recently hosted an event titled ‘Coffee with an Entrepreneur’ with Southern Miss alumni Jamie Messengale and Drew Wooton. The event had...

Students were welcomed for the new school year by participating in the traditional Golden Eagle Welcome Week, or GEWW. GEWW has become a staple of the Golden Eagle experience for years now, with the famous Painting of the Eagle Walk being the most notable event. Seymour greeted students at the Eagle Walk on Aug. 17 to paint the Eagle Walk and welcome students to their new home.

Fall semester kicks off with GEWW

Ja'Terrica Wilson, Content Creator | August 30, 2023

Welcome back, Golden Eagles! Students on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi have started the new semester off with eagerness and excitement. There were recent activities...

Donzaleigh Abernathy during the Armstrong-Branch Lecture Series.

Donzaleigh Abernathy calls for love amidst a world of hate

Abigail Troth, Executive Editor | March 20, 2023

With a message of anti-violence and love, Donzaleigh Abernathy came to the University of Southern Mississippi for the 30th Annual Armstrong-Branch Lecture Series. Donzaleigh Abernathy is the daughter...

USMs Guys and Dolls cast.

‘Guys and Dolls’ debuts

Makayla Stapleton, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi presents “Guys and Dolls” Nov. 10-12 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg. The show was rec-ognized as the first full-scale...

USMs Center for Behavioral Health hosts fundraiser

USM’s Center for Behavioral Health hosts fundraiser

Shannon Barbin, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) is hosting a fundraiser throughout the month of November in effort to increase access to autism services. Recent statistics...

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

USM Campus Demands More Answers from Officials

Abigail Troth, SM2 Staff | November 9, 2022

National attention has been on Southern Miss for a few years now, all of it stemming from one thing: the Mississippi welfare scandal.   It’s a broken record at this point. Brett Favre, Nancy New,...

Experience Joy, Pain, and Family with The Addams Family

Experience Joy, Pain, and Family with “The Addams Family”

Simeon Gates, SM2 Reporter | November 2, 2022

Southern Miss Theatre held the opening night of its latest production, “The Addams Family,” on Oct. 28. The play follows the story of the titular eccentric family as they face new challenges when Wednesday...

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...

Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Dee Dee Anderson, left, answers a students question as Student Government Association. President Ashley Lankford, right, and members of the audience listen at the meeting in the Thad. | Sean Smith, Photo Editor

SGA hosts listening session

Ja'Terrica Wilison, SM2 Reporter | October 26, 2022

Last Tuesday afternoon, the Student Government Association hosted a listening session to discuss the student activity fee.    The event was held in room 218 of the Thad Cochran Center. During...

USM Escape Room

USM Escape Room

Mya Evans, SM2 Reporter | October 26, 2022

The Payne Center’s monthly Escape Room is open. Students from all over campus, and even off campus come to the event. This Idea started with ex-employee Jason Darby, the associate director at the time.    “Our...

L to R: Kendrick Thomas and Kyron Norwood. | Courtesy of Forrest County Sheriffs Office

UPD arrests 2 people for terrorizing Harkins Hall

Abigail Troth, SM2 Reporter | October 26, 2022

Two people were arrested after terrorizing a classroom in Harkins Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 18th.   Kendrick Thomas and Kyron Norwood, both 23-years-old, entered a kinesiology class in Harkins Hall, adorned...

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