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The common room was full of residents, faculty and staff who were all socializing with one another. Workers served food such as fried chicken, green beans and macaroni while a game of Kahoot was going on during the meal. 

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Mississippi State University and the town of Starkville are giving back through various service projects this holiday season. Two examples of these initiatives include the United Way of North Central Mississippi’s United We Feed program and the MSU chapter of the Sigma Alpha Professional Agr…

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The Starkville community will kick off this year’s Christmas festivities with its annual Christmas Parade in downtown Starkville at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2. The parade will start on Russell Street and go through Lampkin Steet, Montgomery Street, Main Street, Washington Street and then loop back to …

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This holiday season, Mississippi Christmas tree farmers are thriving despite high demand following a nationwide tree shortage. In order to meet the demand, Mississippi farmers have taken matters into their own hands with local choose-and-cut farms instead of the typical shipment of Fraser Fi…

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As an out-of-state student from Franklin, Tennessee, Rachel Dumke has been motivated to get involved on campus since she first came to Mississippi State University. Now, Dumke’s involvement has granted her the opportunity to fulfill the role of MSU’s latest Homecoming Queen. 

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Spencer Kirkpatrick will make history this weekend as he becomes the first ACCESS program student to represent Mississippi State University as Homecoming King.  In his last year at MSU, Kirkpatrick made the decision to take on eight other candidates and run for MSU's homecoming king. He won …

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During halftime at this Saturday's football game against Abilene Christian University, Mississippi State University’s homecoming court will stand on the field, representing the values of MSU. This year, Miss MSU will be represented by Reagan Moak.

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“If you want to know what true friendship looks like, what a true, good heart looks like, that’s what it looks like,” senior John Pyles said of Michael Weeks, Mississippi State University's latest Mr. MSU.

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Mississippi State University’s Maroon Volunteer Center starts their Mondays from 4-5 p.m. and ends their Fridays from 2-4 p.m. with their Popcorn and Plarn service project held in Moseley Hall, room 407B. 

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Mississippi State University’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College instituted a dual-credit program on campus for local high school seniors this fall. The Early Honors Academy program was conceived as a collaborative effort between the Honors College and the Starkville Oktibbeha School D…

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Small town Starkville, Mississippi is working to expand its retail options. With several vacant store spaces in Starkville, the city is catching the interest of retailers and is predicted to gain new stores in the future, with possibilities including T.J. Maxx and Aldi. 

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Tuesday afternoon in the Griffis Hall Forum Room, Ted Thornhill, a sociologist from Florida Gulf Coast University, presented a talk titled “We Want Black Students, Just Not You: How White Admissions Counselors Screen Black Prospective Students” as a part of the Mississippi State University R…

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The hotly contested statement "God’s not dead," was discussed in detail on Monday night in Mississippi State University’s Bettersworth Auditorium. The discussion was led by Rice Broocks, the author of the book and inspiration behind the movie series with the same name called "God’s Not Dead,…

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A tweet was posted on the evening of Nov. 6 describing an attempted kidnapping of a female student earlier that day and warning Mississippi State University students to be careful on campus. 

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Last week, customers at the Moe’s Southwest Grill on Mississippi State University’s campus got a little more than they bargained for when a man exposed himself in line. 

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Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann spoke to Mississippi State University students about his childhood experience in the Holocaust Nov. 7 in the Old Main Academic Center. Organized by Hillel, MSU's Jewish Student Association, Stiegmann’s talk consisted of his experiences in a labor camp locate…

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The Mississippi State University Climate Reality Project will host a Climate March at 2 p.m. Friday. Participants will meet at Lee Hall before marching to Unity Park. Golden Triangle NAACP chapter President Yulanda Haddix will speak at the march.

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The Mississippi Court of Appeals will convene at the Hunter Henry Center on Mississippi State University's campus on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to give students the opportunity to witness the Joshua Charles Miller v. State of Mississippi case as well as the appeal of William Ervin Edward…

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Thousands of Mississippians gathered at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo this past Friday for a political rally held by President Donald Trump. Although the arena itself reached max capacity, many of Trump’s supporters stood outside of the arena, clad with MAGA attire underneath the glow of …

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Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library hosts technical skills workshops throughout the year inside the Digital Media Center’s makerspace, one of which is a knitting workshop.

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Award-winning artist Victo Ngai shared her personal art journey with students, faculty and guests at Monday evening’s "Artist Talk" sponsored by Mississippi State University’s Department of Art.

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Mississippi State University’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College held an out-of-this-world presentation Tuesday in Griffis Hall honoring two Astronaut Scholarship recipients and featuring astronaut Fred Gregory as the keynote speaker.

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Starkville citizens are in the midst of a discussion about regulating Airbnbs and other short-term rentals in the Starkville area. Citizens voiced strong opinions on both sides of the issue at public input sessions, the most recent of which occurred on Oct. 22. 

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Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology & Disability is hosting their annual Fun Run at 6 p.m. Friday. This year’s theme is “Trick or Trot” and participants are encouraged to embrace the Halloween spirit by coming in costume.

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Mississippi State University’s Joe Frank Sanderson Center offers between 50-60 exercise classes every week. The classes, covering a wide range of workout techniques, are not only attended by students but also taught by students. 

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Journalist and non-fiction author Andrew Blum visited Mississippi State University’s Fowlkes Auditorium on Oct. 24 to discuss “The Infrastructure of Weather.” The event was supported by MSU’s Department of Geosciences, with the support and co-sponsorship of the Department of Communication, D…

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Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering hosted its regional BEST Robotics Competition on Saturday at the Humphrey Coliseum. The day-long event lasted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hosted over 500 students, who were a part of 17 teams from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. …

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From late August to the middle of September, Starkville was plagued by a rash of car robberies. From Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, 67 burglaries were reported to the Starkville Police Department. Since then, the volume has declined, with only 40 reported from Sept. 15 until the present, but criminals…

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At the beginning of October, the City of Starkville Board of Aldermen announced that the city is moving forward with a project to add sidewalks to sections of Highway 12. This project, which has been in the works since spring, finally had a bid approved, allowing for construction to begin. 

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Mississippi State University is collaborating with the Television Center and WMSV for “Maroon and White Tonight,” a brand-new weekly show catering to fans of MSU Athletics. The show features two co-hosts, the “Voice of the Bulldogs” and MSU sports announcer, Neil Price, and WMSV Manager Anth…

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Mississippi State University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is hosting their first annual Jeremy Taylor Conant Memorial 5k Color Run this Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The $20 entry fee will include a t-shirt, and all proceeds will go towards the newly-established Jeremy Taylor Conant Memorial Sch…

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In addition to waterfowl and alligators found on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, artists in Mississippi State Univeristy’s artist-in-residence program can also be found among the native cypress trees this fall.

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Mississippi State University’s Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) will be hosting events the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 27 in celebration of National Chemistry Week. The week will begin with a tailgate held in the Junction.

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Mississippi State University’s Student Association is rolling out “Food Truck Thursdays,” a new program where local vendors set up shop on campus in-between the Colvard Student Union and the YMCA building on the last Thursday of every month. 

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Mississippi State University’s National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision is hosting an informational event in honor of White Cane Awareness Day Oct. 15. The event is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Drill Field and will include booths, an obstacle course and…

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Mississippi State University sorority Chi Omega held their annual Limelight Competition in the Humphrey Coliseum this past Friday night.

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The Mississippi State University Esports club will host the second annual Esports Egg Bowl this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Humphrey Coliseum. Over 100 competitive gamers from MSU and the University of Mississippi will go head to head in a best-of-seven competition.  

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This past Monday, a large-scale art exhibition was opened at Mississippi State University’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. The exhibition titled Unpacked: Refugee Baggage, uses three-dimensional sculpture and recordings to tell the stories of different refugees and migrants throughout the wo…