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Hannah and Hunter Bell decided to embark on a culinary journey last January before COVID-19 started appearing all over the U.S. They both had histories of working in restaurants in Starkville, Mississippi, where their own business, the Mom and Pop food truck, recently received an award for B…

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Last March people all over the world found themselves shopping for the exact same item— protective face masks. As the reality of COVID-19 grew more somber and CDC guidelines grew clearer, the demand for facial coverings only grew stronger. Necessity is the mother of invention, and this gap i…

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On this past Saturday, Mississippi State University's Freshman Forum and Student Association hosted the Undecided Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The conference was held in the Colvard Student Union and Old Main Academic Center.

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Women have come a long way throughout Mississippi's history. From being seen as meek and subservient to influential leaders in the government, women have shown resilience and courage while advocating for equality in Mississippi's society.

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Mississippi State University students who frequent the Marketplace at Perry know the sweet, chipper voice of Annie Doss, known to the campus as Ms. Annie, as she greets them on their way in and tells them to have a great day on their way out. Doss is the hostess at the Perry, and she scans i…

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For college students, balancing classes and social lives free from parental influence can be hard. All students know the struggles which come with independence, but many also know the difficulty of balancing a working life on top of all that. 

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The cancellation of spring break was a big blow to students at Mississippi State University. Thankfully, MSU made the tough call before most students had the chance to dream up any plans. However, as the time for spring break is passing, students are growing restless, and weekend trips are b…

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In an effort to promote health and wellness, the Starkville community has come together to take part in a walking challenge called the "Starkville Stride Challenge" or "Starkville Stride." 

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In honor of this year's Black History Month, Mississippi State University's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center (HCDC) has partnered with many other campus organizations to hold meaningful programming and celebrate Black history.

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February is Black History Month, but Black history goes well beyond just one month of the year. Individuals in the Mississippi State University community are exploring how to push the boundaries of the month and use the whole year as a time of teaching, learning, celebrating and acknowledgin…

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Starkville musician and Mississippi State University student Wyly Bigger is making his career by blurring the lines between music past and music present. His first extended play (EP) was released on Feb. 12 and features five original songs with a classic jazz and blues sound. 

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Near Rick's Cafe on Martin Luther King Drive stands a humble Starkville business which differs from that of a typical college town. The staff is only made up of one individual who has brought expression and creativity to his craft for over two decades.

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With in-person events on a slow and steady rise, Mississippi State University students are looking for creative ways to be social and feel connected to campus again. The Center for Student Activities and Holmes Cultural Diversity Center are giving students just that. 

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Over quarantine, biking became a popular hobby for many seeking a safe form of adventure and exercise. People utilized their neighborhoods, local parks and trails in order to escape their houses. For Mississippi bikers looking to ride off the beaten path while simultaneously exploring more o…

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Born right outside of Atlanta, Mississippi State University's Vice President of Student Affairs Regina Hyatt is a testament to the sentiment that Southern roots run deep.

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Sixty-two years ago residents watched as Old Main Dormitory went up in flames, taking the lives of one of their classmates. On Thursday, Mississippi State University students gathered in the Colvard Student Union Dawg House to remember the history of this monumental part of Bulldog legend.   

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When one thinks of a beauty pageant, ballgowns, perfectly styled hair and makeup probably come to mind. While that is an aspect of Mississippi State University's Miss Maroon and White Pageant, the event has transformed to showcase contestants with exceptional character and pride for MSU.

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Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) hosted a blood drive at Mississippi State University from Jan. 11 through Jan. 15. The blood drive was conducted from one of MBS's buses parked in between the Colvard Student Union and the YMCA building, offering students and MSU faculty easy access to donate.

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Finding the right study spots has always been a foundational part of college academic success, but with an influx of online classes and quickly-approaching end of the semester deadlines, safe, socially-distant study spots are more crucial than ever. Despite the COVID-19 related challenges, g…

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Mississippi State University's own Theatre MSU is performing "Anne and Emmett," a hypothetical conversation between historic figures Anne Frank and Emmett Till that vocalizes racial injustice and promotes healing in the world. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. from Nov.10 through Nov. …

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Clay Cavinder sees potential and promise through his role as an equine professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences and an extension horse specialist at Mississippi State University.

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Due to the high risk of COVID-19, members of assisted living facilities have been isolated from the rest of the community since March. Loved ones are missing the wisdom they once often gained from their elderly friends and family. 

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During quarantine, staying active was no small task. It was easy to brush the priority of physical fitness aside because, with nowhere to go, there was no reason to look fit. Many people just avoided exercise altogether. Yet others dove headfirst into working out, coming out of quarantine mo…

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Mississippi State University's Music Maker Productions (MMP) hosted their Halloween concert, "Fright Night" on  Oct. 24. The spooky show featured the bands Bedon and Flight Attendant and took place in Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall. To go along with the theme, students were encouraged t…

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With Halloween just around the corner, many people have incorporated scary movies into their media repertoire to get into the spooky spirit. Mississippi State University students are no different, so grab your apple cider and a blanket to hide behind as you choose your next seasonal film.

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One of the unfortunate changes for Mississippi State University in a COVID-19 world has been the regulation and limiting of the arts programs. From major productions by Theatre MSU to casual performances from small student groups, COVID-19 challenges have made influential alterations in the …

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This November, Mississippians have the option to vote in approval of a new state flag for the first time since 2001. The new flag, now called the In God We Trust Flag, has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from Mississippians, and the change has inspired residents.

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COVID-19 has taken its toll on all activities, but according to Mississippi State University students, the spirit of game day lives on amidst the new rules and regulations. Students all over campus are still finding ways to cheer on the Bulldogs in a socially distant, safe manner.

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From a very early age, Americans have been taught about the racial injustices committed against Black Americans since their country was formed. In weak attempts at equality, Americans have read small sections in history books and passively celebrated Black History month at schools, only for …

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A new Hawaiian-inspired food trailer is bringing the island spirit of aloha to Starkville. At NutriGroove, acai, smoothies, bagels and herbal teas are served up daily in hopes of spreading happiness and health.

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The Fleet Foxes, an indie-folk band led by singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, released their new album "Shore" on Sept. 22.  The group gained recognition in the music scene when they released the EP "Sun Giant" back in 2006. Since then, Pecknold and company have released four studio albums in…

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As the recent winner of Music Maker Production's Battle of the Bands, Wesley Thomas' talent has recently been highlighted on Mississippi State University's campus. However, MMP's event on Sept. 25 is merely a single point on the map of his musical journey. For Thomas, musical aptitude was no…

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Chanu Cherukuri, a junior biomedical engineering major with an emphasis in pre-med, is a well-known student at Mississippi State University among peers and faculty alike. He is said by many to be a friend to all on campus.

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As September comes to a chilly end, class loads and COVID-19 fears weigh heavy on Mississippi State University students, prompting the desire for an escape of some sort. For many MSU students, this escape came in the form of Battle of the Bands, an annual concert hosted by Music Maker Produc…

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While Mississippi has traditionally claimed a bottom-rung spot in nationwide education rankings, recent reports have indicated massive improvement in the Magnolia state's public education.

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Metri Lyons, a senior theatre major, is a friend to many at Mississippi State University. Known by students for his involvement in multiple on-campus organizations and impeccable fashion taste, Lyons attributes his success and growth in self-expression to MSU's inclusive and diverse atmosphere.

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For most people, buying hygiene products such as soap and lotion is as mundane and mindless as buying garbage bags or toilet paper. This banal process is a stark contrast to the bright, colorful transparency Starkville's new Magnolia Soap and Bath Company offers customers. The store welcomed…

 

 

 

 

 

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