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The Reflector

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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

Margaret Ann, Barry and Bart Wood own The Little Dooey.

‘Something special made for you with love’: Starkville barbecue restaurant shares its story

Aubrey Carter, Sports Editor April 9, 2024

It seems obvious that when Barry Wood and Margaret Ann Wood were pondering the idea of opening their own restaurant, naming it would be the least of their worries. “They would get together and say,...

Starkville native Sarah Morgan Pellum founded The Coffee Depot May 2023 and has managed the business since.

Pellum creates grounds for success at The Coffee Depot

Grace Sullivan, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The Coffee Depot drive-thru line spans into the road on South Jackson Street, and the parking spaces are filled as baristas rush to get orders out. In the midst of the chaos, 25-year-old Sarah Morgan Pellum,...

Much of Blutos Greek Taverns theming is focused around the colors of Greece.

SPONSORED: Bluto’s Greek Tavern welcomes students, locals to Greek life

Megan Gordon, Life & Entertainment Editor November 28, 2023

Sitting on the edge of the Cotton District in downtown Starkville is a small white building with bright blue trim and a glorious smoldering face in the top window. Bluto’s Greek Tavern is the home...

Students who enjoyed A Taste of Latin America took to the dance floor for some fun.

MSU gets a taste of Latin America

Samuel Hughes, News Editor October 2, 2023

Colors, flavors and aromas of Latin America filled the Mississippi State University Bost Extension Center Auditorium during “A Taste of Latin America” Friday night. Hosted by the Latino Student...

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Umble Coffee Co. brings bright atmosphere to Starkville coffee scene

Ivy Rose Ball, Photography Editor September 10, 2023

Located on Industrial Park Road, Umble Coffee Co. opened the doors of its new coffee shop over the summer, and has quickly become one of my favorites.  With its blend of industrial architecture and...

A shopper browses the home section of Aldi, which opened last winter at 607 Highway 12 in the Triangle Crossing Shopping Center. Aldi sells both home goods and grocery items.

Feasel: Top 5 best buys at Aldi

Rowan Feasel, Contributing Writer March 6, 2023

Starkville welcomed the Aldi franchise to its grocery scene last winter. Aldi carries many average, name-brand products like Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce and Cheerios. However, Aldi also stocks...

Patrons at Proof Bakery enjoy the ambiance and homemade pasta, made by owner TJ Manna, every Thursday night.

Italian nights at bakery put ‘Proof’ in pasta

Rowan Feasel, Contributing Writer February 13, 2023

For the past few years, Proof Bakery on 109 W. Main St. has offered flaky and delectable pastries, cakes and cookies in Starkville. With the bakery’s colorful posters of musicians from Harry Styles...

Arepas Coffee & Bar, located at 102 Rue Du Grande Fromage, offers authentic Venezuelan cuisine in Starkville’s Cotton District. The restaurant features an abundant menu of alcoholic beverages and a cute location, perfect for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

7 local restaurant recommendations to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Mollie Brothers & Sadie Ogletree, Contributing Writers February 5, 2023

For some people, a thoughtful gift or an act of service is a perfect display of love. For others, their love language is a big plate of bread and a tall glass of wine. No matter one’s preference,...

Bluto’s Greek Tavern, a Greek cuisine restaurant, opened on University Drive Jan. 16.

Bluto’s brings tastes of the Mediterranean to Mississippi

Katie Rainwater, Staff Writer January 22, 2023

At the former Humble Taco location on University Drive, a new restaurant enters the Starkville culinary scene. The flavors of Bluto’s Greek Tavern are something to behold. My two friends and I arrived...

Brannan Tisdale, a junior geoscience major, eats sushi from the P.O.D. on the third floor of the Colvard Student Union.

Food Review: The P.O.D. sushi is more plain than fulfilling

Makenna Busby, Contributing Writer October 16, 2022

For sushi that has stirred a lot of chatter on campus, the sushi offered at Provisions on Demand Markets on campus is acceptable at best. Students go to the P.O.D. to buy snacks, drinks, to-go sandwiches...

James May, barista at Strange Brew Coffeehouse, holds toilet paper and flour, two of the necessity items the business is selling to the public.

Check out this local Starkville business guide amid the COVID-19 crisis

Mary Madeline LaMastus, Contributing Writer April 11, 2020

It seems no one will go unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Starkville is no exception. The mayor and the board of aldermen of Starkville passed a resolution on March 20 declaring a civil state of...

Yongxin Yu, junior landscape architecture major, and Malavika Jinka, applied anthropology graduate student, pose by the Bully statue outside the Union.

International students and MSU mutually exchange experiences

Sarah Morgan Johnson, Staff Writer February 2, 2020

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...

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