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Twelve years after the housing bubble burst in the U.S. which set off a chain reaction of financial failure, local real estate experts reported Starkville's housing market is stable, strong and likely to remain so. According to various experts in the area, Mississippi State University is one…

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During March, Self-Harm Awareness Month, a Mississippi State University student aims to bring the conversation about the often-overlooked mental health issue to campus. “Stronger than Our Scars” is a program created by Ashlynn McCain, a senior psychology and communication major and a partici…

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During the rainy season, Mississippi State University students are not the only ones affected by the dreary weather. The Starkville dog park located behind Jackson Street becomes nearly unusable with constant rain; however, the Starkville Parks and Recreation team is currently working on mak…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Mississippi State University’s Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and Men of Excellence Chapter will be hosting the third annual State of Black Men Symposium in the Colvard Student Union Foster Ballrooms. This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers but Accepting Challenges."

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Mississippi State University’s Student Association traveled to Jackson, Mississippi  Feb. 4 to participate in Cowbells to the Capitol, an event held once a year for MSU’s SA and MSU students who are interested in government. 

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Feb. 3 marked the unveiling of a historically significant Model 1841 cannon outside the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on Mississippi State University’s campus. On loan from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the cannon came complete with a carriage donated by Shiloh …

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Three student-led startup ideas were pitched in front of Mississippi State University’s Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board last Friday to receive up to $2,000 to fund their business propositions. 

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Mississippi State University’s Vietnamese Student Association is ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with their game and food-filled “Tết Fair” at 5 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Main Street. 

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The Homestead Education Center, a non-profit company that supports creating healthy communities, will host a Natural Health Expo to offer education and resources to Starkville residents at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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In 1976, Starkville native Don O'Bannon opened Oby's, a New Orleans-style eatery. The 55-seat restaurant quickly became a local favorite and grew into the 175-seat restaurant customers frequent today. After 43 years in business, O'Bannon retired and sold his company to Ayer Spencer and David…

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A new Mississippi State University student organization, Linguae Connections, is in the process of recruiting tutors to teach Spanish and French to first graders at Sudduth Elementary. Kaleb Riley, a senior foreign languages major, began the club as his capstone project for MSU’s Montgomery …

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On May 1, 2018, the legend of Starkville’s downtown piano was born with the placement of a brightly painted wooden piano outside of the Starkville Community Theatre. Flash-forward two years later, the piano has completed its faithful service to the town and is ready to roll into retirement. 

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Mississippi State University’s Department of Art is welcoming the new year with an art exhibition titled the 'Art of Hope.' This art display, which is meant to invoke the feeling of hope despite difficulties and loss, has been on display at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery since Jan. 21. It…

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The Bully’s Human Animal Bond Club hosted representatives from the Safe Haven for Pets program and Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter to inform audiences of the effects of domestic violence on both people and pets on Tuesday evening. 

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The Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, which allows a lottery in Mississippi, was passed by the Mississippi State Legislature during a special session Aug. 31, 2018. Retailers in the state began selling scratch-off games Nov. 25, 2019. 

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Daniel Carruth, the associate director of Advanced Vehicle Systems at Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), has recently joined a North Atlantic Treaty Organization research task group analyzing autonomous vehicle modeling and simulation.

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During this year's annual Mississippi Theatre Association Festival and Convention hosted at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Starkville Community Theatre won multiple awards as well as advanced to the regional competition with their traveling production of "A Public Reading of an Unp…

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While gang violence is not often associated with Mississippi, there is another problem contributing to violence in the state prison system which is more typical of the Magnolia State—a lack of funding. 

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Mississippi State University’s Native American Student Association held their first interest meeting Jan. 14 with their first general body meeting following on Jan. 28. The general body meeting will start at 5:15 p.m. in McCool 110 while further meetings will be held at the same time every o…

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Mississippi State University hosted its 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday at the Mill Conference Center. This year’s keynote speaker, Donald Shaffer, discussed Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a touchstone for racial reconciliation as well as a…

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Strange Brew Coffeehouse publicly expanded its franchise and unveiled a third location in downtown Starkville Dec. 30. The new building sits between other Starkville favorites in Midtown while also being only blocks away from Starkville’s thriving hub, the Cotton District. 

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For the second year in a row, the Mississippi State University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has won MSU’s Community-Engaged Service award. This award is just one of the different categories of MSU’s Community Engagement Awards and is determined by several university off…

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Upon graduation, most students wish to see their work have a tangible impact on the world around them. For the Mississippi State University graduates working at the Manuel Zeitlin Architects firm in Nashville, Tennessee, they have the privilege to see their work shape the Music City skyline.

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Muddy brown water rushed out of the back of the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam Tuesday afternoon while locals and county workers worked on the four, white pipes in an effort to relieve pressure on the dam. Unfortunately, the aging pipes are unable to keep up with the rain Oktibbeha County has rec…

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The Golden Triangle Kennel Club of Mississippi hosted its annual American Kennel Club licensed Dog Show Jan. 11 and Jan. 12 at the Mississippi Horse Park. The show started around 8:30 a.m. and ended around 6 p.m. on both days.

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With the start of a new semester, finding parking spaces on a campus flooded with over 25,000 students, faculty and staff is a primary concern for many students. 

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Regina Hyatt, Mississippi State University Vice President for Student Affairs, cut the ribbon that marked the official opening of Bully’s Closet and Pantry this past Friday at 120 Morgan Avenue. Bully’s Closet and Pantry is a food and clothing pantry for MSU students who encounter financial …

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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…