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The door jingles as it opens into a small, dimly lit room filled with the distinct aroma of cigarette smoke. The inside of Animal House Tattoo, a small shack on the side of Highway 12, boasts an orange couch, plenty of wall art and a row of stickers for sale with messages like "Kiss my tatto…

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The door jingles as it opens into a small, dimly lit room filled with the distinct aroma of cigarette smoke. The inside of Animal House Tattoo, a small shack on the side of Highway 12, boasts an orange couch, plenty of wall art and a row of stickers for sale with messages like "Kiss my tatto…

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Every year, a mass exodus of Mississippi State University students from Starkville, Mississippi, to their various hometowns occurs. While many students choose to go home for the holidays, some choose to stay in the college town.

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The Streetcar, Mississippi State University's student-run creative arts journal, was started in 2012. Every year since, the Streetcar's student editorial board has put out a journal filled with unique pieces created by the students of MSU. 

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Last week, Starkville Community Theatre (SCT) put on a production of "Smoke on the Mountain." This was their first indoor performance since 2019. Over the course of the pandemic, they were able to produce multiple outdoor events and other smaller productions. However, it has been a long time…

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Are the stars aligned? Is the moon waxing? Is it Scorpio season? These are all questions many people used to ask themselves regularly before the world gained a new way to determine how a day will go. Thanks to Noodle, the most pressing question for some Mississippi State University students …

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Bulldog Bash is returning to downtown Starkville for the first time since 2019. This festival, which is held on Nov. 5, consists of the Maroon Market and a free outdoor concert. This year's headlining act is HARDY, a country music singer from Philadelphia, Mississippi. Past headliners have i…

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Starkville Strong originated their Adopt-A-Family initiative as a way for members of the community to get together at Christmas time and provide gifts for families in need. Host families would ask the adopted families for their interests and provide them with gifts. However, in the wake of t…

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Umble Coffee Company's mission is to make healthy, delicious coffee accessible for everyone. The Starkville company was founded in 2017 by Kenneth Thomas, a physician and the owner of Umble Coffee.

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Mississippi State University's newest health and wellness organization for girls, CHAARG, recently made its debut on campus. CHAARG stands for Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls. This is their first year on MSU's campus and their goal is to give young women on campus a h…

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Since opening on Sept. 9, T-YUMMÌ has been serving Mississippi State University students and Starkville residents Vietnamese cuisine and bubble teas out of its shop on Highway 12. While the restaurant offers food items such as phở, many people go for their extensive list of boba, or bubble teas.

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While a fall weekend in Starkville may typically conjure images of tailgating tents and ringing cowbells, this weekend students and residents can expect a completely different experience from Mississippi's College Town. On Saturday,  the Cotton District Arts Festival will return to Starkvill…

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Located at 208 Lincoln Green, Starkville's new restaurant Taste has been sparking conversation on campus and around town. After opening on June 17, 2021, the restaurant serves Starkville as a casual, contemporary place to gather for celebrations, date nights or to watch the game. According t…

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The Center for Student Activities at Mississippi State University is hosting the first ever Sophomore Strong program in recognition of the unexpected challenges and canceled events for second-year students due to COVID-19.

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Motorized scooters have returned to Starkville, this time in the form of Bird scooters. The reactions of students and locals to these electric scooters is anything but unanimous. Some are very excited to see the scooters around town and have taken advantage of the ride, but some only see the…

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Since its arrival in March 2020, the COVID-19 virus has given students a much different college experience than anticipated. With the closures of universities and transition to online learning, a "new normal" emerged. Now Mississippi State University students are undergoing yet another trans…

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This summer, many Mississippi State University students expanded their education beyond the classroom as they embarked on various study abroad trips. Each trip revolved around a certain subject, and students were able to take a class while also having the opportunity to explore the country t…

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On April 10, Mississippi State University's Music Maker Productions (MMP) hosted the Old Main Music Festival. The festival, usually hosted at Old Main Amphitheater, was planned to be at the Swamp Parking Lot. Due to inclement weather, it ended up being moved to Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall.

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Like a middle school student at a family reunion, many Mississippians have felt misunderstood and overlooked by the rest of the country when it comes to state politics. Between the presidential and state elections, the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for racial justice, 2020 and the first fo…

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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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