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On Saturday, Feb. 22, Fostering LGBTQ Advocacy, Resources and Environments (F.L.A.R.E.) and the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) will host a "Starry Night" semiformal in Colvard Student Union Ballroom U from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

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Excited murmurs swept the crowd of Theatre MSU’s “Mamma Mia!” on opening night. The musical provided heightened anticipation, especially since it featured the popular works of ABBA, the Swedish pop supergroup. This rendition merged musical storytelling with comedic antics and provided an ent…

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The Starkville community offers a variety of outlets for independent artists to showcase their work. The Magnolia Independent Film Festival is one opportunity that gives independent film directors from around the globe a place to showcase their talents. Started by the late Ron Tibbett, the f…

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As Valentine's Day approaches, college students everywhere scramble to plan a romantic day for their significant other. They look for something that is a little out-of-the-box but still encompasses the spirit of the holiday; however, there appears to be an increasing struggle between plannin…

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As he prepares to step into his new role as associate dean at the Noonkester School of Arts & Letters at William Carey University, Tim Matheny, assistant professor of theatre at Mississippi State University, has a love for people and theatre that will be missed. Born in Tennessee but a s…

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All artists dream of the day they release their debut album. For up-and-coming artist Bedon Lancaster, this dream is now a reality with the release of his debut indie rock album, "Morning." Memphis, Tennessee native and former Starkville Battle of the Bands winner, Lancaster is a 22-year-old…

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Mississippi State University takes pride in the diversity of its students. According to Director of the International Students Office Lauren Wright, MSU is home to over 21,000 students and roughly 750 of those students are international students who collectively represent 80 different countries.

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While many rave about the tacos from Two Brothers, fawn over the cheese fries from Bin 612 and praise the Dooey Nachos from The Little Dooey, Stromboli’s cookie dough bites are one of the most famous local Starkville dishes that I can also replicate in my own kitchen. The recipe seems simple…

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Loaded tea shops have found their way to Starkville in two locations: Starkville Nutrition, located on Russell Street near McCallister's and 39759 Nutrition, located on Highway 12 near Moreland Storage.

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Many have spotted the painter standing on the corner of Main Street. He does not return their stares, though. Instead, he is completely transfixed on his work, oblivious to the honking horns of passing vehicles and shoppers’ pointing fingers. His brow is furrowed, and he is enveloped in the …

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Sarah Grace Parker is a senior communication major with an emphasis in public relations, but she is not just a full-time Mississippi State University student. Parker is also a baker and entrepreneur. The Mississippi State University student created her own baking company called Meri Mermaid …

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Mats line the floor of Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar as instructor, Jonette Shurden, prepares to begin this month’s barre class.  Jonette Shurden, Bell Moody and Heather Warren are all owners of Starkville’s Studio Barre and Wellness, a locally owned and operated fitness studio. The trio hosts …

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The Souper Bowl is set to be in downtown Starkville this Saturday, Jan. 25. Cold weather is inevitable in January, but the Greater Starkville Development Partnership has created an event perfect for chasing away those winter chills. The Souper Bowl is a community-wide event that features sou…

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Mississippi State University's Lab Rats Comedy had their first show of the semester Jan. 10 called "The Magic of Comedy." Shortly after, the student-led improv group, which began in 2003, held auditions for the spring semester on Jan. 13 and 14 and were excited about welcoming new members. 

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It is officially mid-January, which, for most of us, means we have already started to stray from the lofty New Year's resolutions we set for ourselves at the beginning of the month. Life kicks in, and we begin feeling distant from the overly ambitious person who committed to eating healthier…

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Starkville natives are familiar with the Strange Brew Coffeehouse, a popular coffee shop on the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street. The coffee shop opened in 2005, and, according to their Facebook page, a second Strange Brew location opened in Tupelo, Mississippi in August 2017. Followin…

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With the turn of the decade amongst us, many have dubbed this past New Year's the second edition of the 20th century's Roaring Twenties. On New Year's Eve, social media was flooded with renditions of fringed flapper dresses, feathered headbands and elbow-length chiffon gloves, all highlighti…

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"Frozen 2" is the sequel to 2013's inescapable smash hit that captivated the world. The original "Frozen" grossed a total of $1.2 billion at the box office and introduced the world to Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf, played by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

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Dylan Osmon, a senior agriculture business major at Mississippi State University, has a strong passion for music and performing. 

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The word “hypocrisy” was stuck in my mind after leaving Theatre MSU’s “Beowulf.” A significant part of the story was the false appearance of virtue. This rendition combined the cost of being a hero with intense story elements that ask how far someone is willing to go to be remembered.

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Mississippi State University's National Pan-Hellenic Council will host its 26th Annual Homecoming Step Show on Nov. 22 in the Newell-Grissom Building. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. 

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Mississippi State University students enrolled in a physical science course take their seats for their 10 a.m. class. After discussing the previous material and homework, the instructor moves behind the desk, grabbing a guitar and a blazer that is decorated with felt clouds and glittery ligh…

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As an avid thrifter, I was super excited to read Mary Madeline LaMastus' article about the thrifting options in Starkville. The article was a really helpful overview of ways to shop second-hand and find bargains in Starkville, and I wanted to use the information for my closet. Thrifting is a…

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Jonette Shurden did not expect to find herself back in Starkville after graduating from Mississippi State University, yet Shurden is grateful to live in the Starkville community. Even at an 8 a.m. interview, her excitement for life spilled over her steaming cup of coffee and penetrated the e…

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Thrift and resale shopping has skyrocketed in popularity in the last few years, leaving the industry’s mark evident from Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” blaring through every adolescent’s speakers, to statistics released through the Association of Resale Professionals confirming resale “continues…

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Modern awareness of bias and bigotry are difficult to ignore when doing a period piece. Starkville Community Theatre kept that focus in mind with their production of "Moonlight and Magnolias." Christopher Walrath directed this comedic interpretation that depicts the bizarre creation of one o…

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Many people have a sour taste in their mouth for the word "fermentation." After bearing witness to the kombucha craze this year, I decided to visit the second annual Fermentation Fair put on by Starkville's Homestead Education Center. The fair took place this past Friday at the education cen…

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Mississippi State University's mascot may be a Bulldog, but MSU's campus is thriving with cats. Found all over campus, these felines linger around the shrubs of buildings as students and faculty stroll to class. Most everyone has seen, and possibly even pet, the cats that lounge around campu…

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Mississippi State University's Gender Studies Program will host its sixth annual Feminist Film Festival at 6 p.m. from Nov. 4-7 in the Turner A. Wingo Auditorium in Old Main.

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Halloween 2019 calls for fewer tricks and more treats as Mississippi State University will host a brand-new event called Trick or Treat Yo Self. The event is filled with activities that are themed in the spirit of Halloween. Trick or Treat Yo Self will be held on the Drill Field on Oct. 31 f…

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In a flash of swirling colors and lights, “Taj Express: A Bollywood Musical Revue” burst onto the Bettersworth Auditorium stage Sunday night as a part of Mississippi State University’s Lyceum Series.  

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October marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall festivities which, in turn, brings about corn mazes, hot apple cider and most importantly, haunted houses. 

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Whether students enjoy a daily drive down Highway 12 or simply exit their residence halls to stroll to class, commuting is a part of every college student's morning and Mississippi State University offers several ways to go from home to campus and back again.

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Rock Eupora is the Nashville-based indie rock project of Eupora, Mississippi native Clayton Waller. The band plays a mix of indie pop and rock, and they recently released a new extended play called "Twirlin" last month. The band's website describes their music as "gritty rock and shimmery po…

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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…