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Mississippi is a state full of unique breweries and places to try local beers. As a recent member of the "21 and over" club, I have been dabbling in the different facets of alcohol in general, and beer is a favorite of mine. Through my trials and tribulations, I have noticed some of my favor…

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Across comic books and movies, through each characterization or backstory change, the core of the Joker is that he is always an agent of chaos, committing violence to create hysteria and disorder. Past iterations of the Joker have furthered this idea by obfuscating the character’s past, maki…

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The Last Page is a comic book store in downtown Starkville which, for the last year and a half, has sold comics and other forms of memorabilia for all who may be interested.

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Being a college student this day and age has many financial drawbacks such as impending student debt. However, student discounts are one positive aspect that provides an ease on expenses. Since Starkville is a college town, one would think there would be a wide variety of local eateries whic…

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William Hunter Jarrell, senior biological engineering major, is an iconic figure on Mississippi State University’s campus. Known to his friends as “Billy,” “Mr. Billy Lonesome” or “Candyhands," students across campus may know him simply as the man in overalls and no shoes. Although he is a f…

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The Beaches, a Canadian girl band, performed this year in the Bulldog Bash lineup. The band is comprised of sisters Jordan Miller (lead vocals, bass) and Kylie Miller (guitar), Leandra Earl (guitar, keyboards) and Eliza Enman-McDaniel (drums, percussion). All the band members were decked out…

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At first glance, it is easy to see why analysts had pegged “Downton Abbey” to earn a mere $16-20 million domestically in its opening weekend. It does not have a racially diverse cast; the audience at my screening was entirely white. The film is essentially a continuation of the television sh…

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Plant-based diets have grown in popularity over the past few years with those who identify as vegan increasing by at least 600%, reported by GlobalData.

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Lauren Sink, a freshman majoring in communication at Mississippi State University, released an extended play (EP) titled “Shadow of Your Wings” today. This is Sink’s first ever EP and features a collection of songs inspired by the story of the beginning of her spiritual journey. She chose so…

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Donna Tartt’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Goldfinch,” finally made its way to the silver screen this weekend. The book received overwhelmingly positive acclaim upon its release for its endearing cast of characters and unique story about a catastrophic event that changes the life …

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Blake Adams, senior agribusiness major, has a knack for creating chalk bags and leather hiking products through his small business, Salt and Chalk Co., out of his apartment here in Starkville. 

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The 20th annual Bulldog Bash took place this past Friday in downtown Starkville. The night was full of good music, great vibes and an overall fun atmosphere for the Mississippi State University family. Friday was filled with festivities for students, faculty, alumni and the Bulldog community…

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“If you think this is going to be a stiff period piece, think again. It’s loony and silly,” said the Director of "Pride and Prejudice" and Mississippi State University English professor, Michele Crescenzo

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and many other scientists have gathered data on the changing conditions of the Earth. Between the global temperature rise, retreating ice caps and many more indicators, much research supports that the Earth is being altered by humanity…

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Kassidy Adams, a junior majoring in chemical engineering at Mississippi State University, is not only involved in many things on campus, but is also described by many to be kind-hearted.

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Mississippi State University Dining Services offers a variety of meal plans for students. This year, a new meal plan has been made for commuter and upperclassmen students called the Meal Kit. This meal plan offers a combination of 30 block meals, $180 flex dollars and $120 Home Chef Kits.

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Starkville Community Theatre is kicking off its 42nd season with the show, “Pride and Prejudice,” a twist on the Jane Austen classic written by Kate Hamill. The show will open Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Sept. 18-19, Sept. 24-27 and Sept. 29, along with an additio…

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An Urban Outfitters pop-up shop has arrived to Mississippi State University’s Barnes and Noble bookstore. This shop is part of a company-wide initiative between Barnes and Noble and Urban Outfitters to get students more involved with both companies. 

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In 2017, “IT Chapter One” took the world by storm, becoming a record-breaking horror movie (grossing $700 million worldwide on a $35 million budget) and cementing itself as a cultural phenomenon that has not quite died down. Pennywise and Losers Club memes littered social media, and the forc…

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In recent years, streaming has overtaken radio, and even iTunes downloads, as the public’s preferred method of listening to music. Ever since the rise of Spotify and Apple Music, any song a person could ever think of is ready to be streamed at a moment’s notice. According to Business Insider…

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Taylor Swift gifted her fans, once again, with a new musical diary last Friday, Aug. 23. The album was practically a surprise, as it dropped this summer and serves as a break from her traditional fall releases.

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For Mississippi State University’s opening football season weekend, students can experience a taste of tradition at Starkville’s annual Night Market. A part of New South Weekends, the Night Market offers pop-up vendors, craft beer tastings, live music and more. The event is open to all touri…

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Welcome to another year of college. Some students are new, and others know Starkville better than their hometown. Unfortunately, many find college completely overwhelming at the beginning of the semester. Figuring out class locations, navigating campus and working out the best path can be di…

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Buying textbooks can feel awful, especially after looking at the receipt total. No one knows if the book is even going to be used enough to justify the small fortune paid in exchange for it. Luckily, there are a variety of options to know if the books are required and to get the best price i…

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Throughout a semester, college students endure a number of stressful situations. With lengthy papers piling up and another test always around the corner, mental health can become a lesser priority.  For times like these, Mississippi State offers more services than an overwhelmed student migh…

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College can feel overwhelming at times, but downloading the right apps can help life be more organized, less stressful and cheaper.

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Upon arrival at Mississippi State University, new students will start hearing strange jargon from older students who are more experienced with the meal plan vocabulary. Fellow classmates will use words such as “block” and “flex” as if everyone knows these words and can transfer them to the c…

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University life is much different than community college. It can be difficult to adjust, especially considering students have to reestablish themselves all over again on a bigger campus. All this considered, many transfer students have found the transition to Mississippi State University to …

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Established in 1878, Mississippi State University is full of incredible history and tradition. Campus statues, stadiums and even sidewalks tell stories of past students, professors and events which have shaped the university into what it is today. It seems like everyday one can discover a ne…

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“The Streetcar,” Mississippi State University’s student-run literary journal, was founded in 2012 and has been providing a unique creative platform for MSU students ever since. On April 15, they released their seventh journal. Volume Seven is much larger than the previous edition and feature…

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Fashion Board hosted its fourth and final fashion show of the academic year on Wednesday. The shows hosted by the student organization are a campus-wide favorite. Located in the Cotton District, the fashion show’s theme was “Candyland” and featured bright, summer ready outfits, ranging from …

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With the dimming of the lights, the magnificence of the stage and a bombastic introduction, the audience of McComas Hall fell eerily silent. They remained still throughout the entire production, reacting solely with outbursts of awe and gales of laughter.

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Khalid, who is known for his unique R&B sound, released his new album "Free Spirit" April 5. This is Khalid’s third album release and has scored the highest for him on Billboard 200, but fans have a different story. Songs such as "Location," "Young Dumb and Broke" and "American Teen" cha…

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The Shackouls Honors College and Honors Seminar in Fine Arts presents "Acting Through the Ages." The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. April 17 in Mississippi State University's Griffis Hall Forum Room. The event is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.

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"Pet Sematary" is the second adaptation of the 1983 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film follows a family as they move from Boston to Ludlow, Maine. When the father is tricked into finding a burial ground behind their house, strange, supernatural things begin to occur.

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The International Fiesta is an annual event on the Drill Field every spring semester at Mississippi State University. This event celebrates various cultures from around the world, bringing in many different booths and arranging them onto the Drill Field.

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DC movies have a tendency to lack a certain captivating aspect Marvel movies possess. Whether it is a good storyline, strong character development or something else, DC’s movies have been missing something since the "Batman" trilogy.

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Diana Outlaw wears many hats in her life: associate professor of biology at Mississippi State University, evolutionary bird expert and the status as "bird lady" on MSU’s campus. However, the one thing that most remember about Outlaw has nothing to do with her resume. It is about her daughter.

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Proving Hollywood still holds nothing sacred, "The Twilight Zone" was rebooted, again. Offered as an exclusive to CBS All Access (another useless streaming service), this rendition aims to bring more nostalgia into 2019.

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Billie Eilish, a new age pop star, is a 17-year-old musical genius. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eilish released her first single in 2016 with the help of her brother, producer and co-writer Finneas O’Connell. Eilish later released an EP including "Bored," which was featured on the Netfli…

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Onlookers stare as a student zooms down the hill, gracefully weaving his way through the morning crowd on his board. Once the student reaches his destination, he stops with ease, picks up the wooden board and heads into the building for class. He is a regular student with faster transportati…