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Mississippi State University's campus may be barren due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but several hundred students are still residing at MSU, getting food from the Perry cafeteria and doing their homework in their dorms as if it was any other semester.

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After years of planning, the repair and renovation of Starkville's Blackjack Road is finally underway. This February, county supervisors selected the bid from Burns Dirt Construction, a Columbus-based, family-owned company with years of experience with both Oktibbeha County and Mississippi S…

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Mississippi State University students and faculty have worked in the university's Paul B. Jacob High Voltage Laboratory this week to convert over 500 battery-powered ventilators to AC power. These converted ventilators will be used for medical relief from the systemic stresses of COVID-19 at…

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Mississippi State University announced Monday that they would be going to an optional pass/fail grading system. According to the university press release, students will be allowed to choose per individual course to keep their actual letter grade or to change their grade to an S, P or U.

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When Mississippi State University students packed their bags and left Starkville for spring break a few weeks ago, they did not know they would not be coming back. 

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Many college students spent their spring break traveling to another state and visiting popular destinations; however, 13 Mississippi State University students decided to spend March 7-8 of their spring break in Biloxi, Mississippi, participating in a coastal clean-up service trip that addres…

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Since 2012, AmeriCorps VISTA, a national bipartisan program dedicated to fighting poverty in America, has had a program under the Maroon Volunteer Center at Mississippi State University which works to impact local communities by recruiting and coordinating volunteers.

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Over the past few months, the outbreak of the Coronavirus has affected businesses and individuals across the world. As the virus reaches the United States, local officials have made it a priority to prepare for potential threats that could surface in the Starkville community. Mississippi Sta…

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Students from Mississippi State University’s Department of Communication, The Reflector student newspaper and Take 30 News were encouraged to find their vision by giving a voice to others’ stories at the annual Southeastern Journalism Conference held last Thursday through Saturday at the Uni…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.