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As students crammed for tests and pulled all-nighters to finish assignments during this past week, there was one thought in the back of their mind keeping them motivated: spring break is almost here.

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“I honestly can’t think of anything else I’d want to be doing during my college career… I don’t think there’s anything more rewarding than stepping back on the day of a show after long months of preparation and seeing the happiness it brings to those around you,” said Bailey Berry, Music Mak…

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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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The 13th annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival along with the Gatsby Fashion Gala is coming to Mississippi State University this Thursday through Saturday. The weekend-long event will take place in the Mitchell Memorial Library in the Templeton Museum.

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An exciting week of events is planned to lead Mississippi State University into Starkville Pride 2019. Primarily hosted by the LGBTQ+ Union, these various activities are open to everyone at MSU.

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Before I launch into my review of the 50th Masterworks Concert by Starkville-MSU symphony from Saturday night, I would like to insert a personal anecdote: when I was a small, four-foot-something sixth-grader, I was introduced to the world of orchestra.

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One of the most glorious things that came into the world is binge watching. The Magnolia Film Festival is an annual event in Starkville, and one of the best things about it for students is that it is basically the definition of binge-watching.

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The Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a series of lectures and panels focusing on public humanities research beginning at 12:30 p.m. March 4 in the Honors forum room on the fourth floor of Griffis hall.

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Expect a slew of unique motion pictures, incredible popcorn and an endless amount of creativity to be on display at the Magnolia Film Festival this weekend. Held at the Hollywood Premiere Cinema, multiple nights of intimate film will be showcased throughout the event.

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Last Friday, Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar hosted the second annual U40 art exhibition reception created by the Starkville Area Arts Council. Multiple artists’ submissions are currently hanging in the basement lounge area of the coffee shop.

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The X Ambassadors came to the Mississippi State University’s Horse Park last Friday night thanks to Music Makers Productions. The DLX, a band based in Hattiesburg opened and got the crowd pumped, ready for the main act.

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Critically-acclaimed poet and musician Joy Harjo will bring a taste of Native American culture to Mississippi State University this week as a part of the A&S Institute for the Humanities’ Writer-in-Residence program.

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The Streetcar, Mississippi State University's student-run creative arts journal, hosted their first open mic event of the semester this past Monday at the DawgHouse.

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Mississippi State University's Department of Music's 12th annual Poetry and Song Program, co-directed by MSU instructor Karen Murphy and MSU professor emeritus Nancy Hargrove, filled Old Main Academic Center's Turner A. Wingo Auditorium with an astounding amount of talent, song after song.

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Mississippi State University, in partnership with the Montgomery Leadership Capstone Project, is putting on its first annual toiletry drive. Students, faculty and community members can donate items to the toiletry drive to help the homeless around Mississippi.

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Mississippi State University's Health Promotion and Wellness will host a sexual health program from 10 to 2 p.m. today and tomorrow in the Colvard Student Union Dawghouse.

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This past Wednesday, the Aquila Theatre productions brought Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" to life at the Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall as part of the Lyceum Series.

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Despite Mississippi State University’s commitment to hospitality, the campus' newest residents are not welcome. Stories of skunk spottings and smellings have been circulating for weeks.

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The MSU Faculty Book Talk Series began this past Tuesday with Andrew Lang, assistant professor of history. On the fourth floor of Griffis Hall, Lang discussed his book, "In the Wake of War: Military Occupation, Emancipation, and Civil War America." Published by LSU Press in 2017, it has won …

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This MLK Day, the Maroon Volunteer Center encourages Mississippi State University students, faculty and community members to use their day off work and school as an opportunity to give back to the Starkville community.

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Mississippi State University’s Music Maker Productions announced the headliner for their spring concert: X Ambassadors. Located at the MSU Horse Park, the concert is scheduled with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Feb. 22.

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The Office of Study Abroad, a division of Mississippi State University’s International Institute, is presenting its semi-annual fair to assist students interested in studying abroad from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Dawg House of the Colvard Student Union.

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Lab Rats Comedy is not only a show people cannot see every day, but it is a show that cannot be seen the same way twice. Because the Lab Rats shows are improv, every performance is one of a kind.

 

 

 

 

 

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