Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jackson, MS *My Hometown*

My hometown, where I was born and raised, is Jackson, MS. The city of Jackson was founded in 1821 at the site of a trading post on the west bank of the Pearl River. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and one of the most populated cities in Mississippi as well. As of July 2008, Jackson, MS reported to the U.S. Census Bureau a population of 130,694. Jackson, MS is now, and forever will be my home and where my heart is.

Aries Sign

My zodiac sign is known as an Aries. Aries, meaning "ram," is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac. Individuals, such as me, who were born when the Sun was in the sign are considered Aries. The sun is in Aries from March 21 - April 19. Aries, such as myself, are considered corageous leaders with a genuine concern for those they command.

My birthday is March 25th, therefore, I am proud to say that my Zodiac sign is Aries.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers #24

My absolute favorite basketball player in the entire world is Kobe Bean Bryant. He is a shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons. Kobe was born on August 23, 1978 and is 31 years old. He has two older sisters and he father, Joe "JellyBean" Bryant was also a player in the NBA when Kobe was a child.

Kobe is now married with two little girls. He is considered to be one of the best NBA players of all-time (even among talk of such greats as Michael Jordan). Kobe has made a name for himself since he first entered the league in 1996, and continues to show that he is not a force to be reckoned with.

~KB24~ "A Man Of Great Talent"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

M.M. Roberts Stadium History

The University of Southern Mississippi's M.M. Roberts Stadium was opened on September 25, 1976. So far the highest attendance record for the stadium was set September 5, 2009 at 36,232 when the Southern Miss Golden Eagles took on the Alcorn State Braves. M.M. Roberts Stadium was formerly called Faulkner Field from 1932-1976 when it was rebuilt and given its current name.

The stadium is currently affectionately known to the students and fans as "The Rock."

Superdome History

I found it interesting, on my way headed to the New Orleans arena yesterday, we walked past the superdome and I started to gain more of an interest in it. After asking questions to local New Orleans residents and a little research of my own, it became interesting as to what the Louisiana Superdome consisted of.

The Superdome construction began in August 1971, was completed in August 1975, and inaugurated on September 28, 1975. It actually costed $134 million to build this dome. It seats 69,100 people. The Superdome is home to the New Orleans Saints and sits directly in from of the New Orleans Arena, which is home to the New Orleans Hornets.

Cultural Exhibit Observation

The University of Southern Mississippi's "Dixie Darlings" are definetely a part of the university's history. The exhibit in the Centennial Exhibit room in the Cook Library, is a great way to find out about how they started and what the very first "Dixie Darlings" uniform looked like. It was actually donated by a woman by the name of Anne Larman who was from Pass Christian, MS.
It even goes as far as letting you know who actually made the uniform. The woman who actually made or sewed the uniform was named Sarra Farris, and she was actually from Hattiesburg, MS. This was all so interesting and I found it very relative to knowing more about my university and the people who make up it.