The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


The voice of and for USM students


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...

Nail arrives at USM for forum amidst student protest

Abigail Troth, SM2 Executive Editor | April 22, 2023

USM students were shocked and outraged when a Twitter thread received campus attention for its exposure of Lance Nail’s problematic past at a previous university. Despite a history that involves the...

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...

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...

USM President Dr. Joe Paul and Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims sign the MOU.

USM partners with Copiah-Lincoln Community College to create smoother pathway to Honors College

Abigail Troth, SM2 Interim Executive Editor | November 16, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi and Copiah-Lincoln Community College have partnered together to create a smoother pathway to the university’s Honor College. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, officials...

USMs School of Nursing building, Asbury Hall.

USM creates innovative opportunities for nursing shortage

Van Arnold, University Communications | November 16, 2022

Stress, burnout, long hours, lagging salaries, working conditions, a global pandemic: you name a workplace malady, nurses have likely experienced it over the past several years. Consequently, the United...

Mold found lining the vent in the Luckyday dorms on campus.

Mold a major problem in campus dorms

Cullin Rogers, SM2 Reporter | November 16, 2022

Mold has become a significant issue on the University of Southern Mississippi's campus. In this semester alone, complaints have been issued from every dorm on campus, as well as complaints from several...

USM Art Department hosts Open House

Makayla Stapleton, SM2 Reporter | November 9, 2022

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Art and Design department welcomed all to view their annual Open House event this past Friday.   The event informed any incoming or prospective students...

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...

Southern Miss basketball programs prepare to play their first season in the Sun Belt Conference. | Charlie Luttrell, SM2

Southern Miss basketball programs enter first season in Sun Belt Conference

Charlie Luttrell, 4th Street Sports Producer | October 26, 2022

Southern Miss’ basketball programs are gearing towards the start of the season in November but also have their eyes fixed on further down the schedule to gauge what competition they will face as new...

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...

Dr. Joe Paul, 11th President of USM. | Courtesy of University Communications

Joe Paul named 11th President of USM

Loren Jones, Printz Executive Editor | October 26, 2022

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced Monday that they voted to name Dr. Joe Paul the 11th president of The University of Southern Mississippi. The IHL announced the...

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