A Golden State of Mind

by Gabbie Graham When I was young, I always dreamed of traveling and becoming an explorer of the many of the beautiful sights the world has to offer.  The Luckyday Program at Southern Miss has given me the opportunity to live out that dream when I never thought it was possible. I have now been on two…

LA in a day

How do you see all the major sights in a sprawling city with 19 people, two large vans, and rediculous traffic even on a Saturday? You don’t!  Day two of our discovery trip was more about choosing a few items from the buffet of options that Los Angeles and Santa Monica have to offer. We…

California Dreaming

How fast will people be able to spot the Mississippians in LA? We’ll soon find out, y’all!  For the past 4 years, the Luckyday Program has hosted a trip for students during spring break to discover natural wonders, fascinating cities, historic landmarks, and unique cultures around this great country of ours. Former itineraries included skiing…

Pink Weights and Protein Shakes

Early morning workouts, breakfast before most students even wake up, and motivating old and new friends: This is the current life of many girls on the first floor of Luckyday Citizenship Hall. These participants in this year’s fitness challenge are destined to gain in many ways by the end of the challenge, including not only muscles but deeper relationships and confidence through their shared goals.

Student Spotlight: Jack Hoda

Story compiled by Kayla Rowe, graduate assistant with the Luckyday Program. Sophomore Luckyday Scholar and Southern Miss student Jack Hoda recalled his experiences working as a Teacher Advisor in Rosedale, Mississippi, at the Rosedale Freedom Project this past summer. Read his story for insight into his service to the community. What is the Freedom Project?…

The World is Big and You are Capable of Exploring It

This past summer, seven Luckyday Scholars spent four weeks in London with the USM British Studies Program. A few staff and administrators from Southern Miss and the Luckyday Program had the opportunity to visit London for several days in June, going on tours with classes and experiencing just a portion of what these students get to be a…

Luckyday in London

London. Rome. Paris. Istanbul. These are just a few of the places that some Luckyday Scholars will be visiting this summer through their studies abroad. Students at Southern Miss have the opportunity to study all over the world, made possible through study abroad and exchange programs organized thorough the International Programs office. One such program…