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State Fountain Bakery offers a number of pastries at their location. 

State Fountain Bakery sweetens campus with a variety of treats

Rowan Feasel, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

While all students know to grab Chick-fil-A, Panda Express or Starbucks at the Colvard Student Union, students new to Mississippi State University may overlook the Union’s State Fountain Bakery.  Nestled...

Vendors sell goods, such as flowers, along with their produce.

Starkville Community Market provides wide range of products

Elena Harman, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023

While most grocery stores provide the same quality of food and products, farmer’s markets have a reputation of being a local, fresher alternative.  These markets help connect local farmers to...

 The Juried Arts Exhibition displays works from various artists.

Juried Arts Exhibition will display during Cotton District Arts Festival

Haylee Morman, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023

Every year, the Starkville Area Arts Council hosts the Juried Arts Exhibition  which is open Sept. 18 until Oct. 20 and is on display Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays...

The winners at Moes Original BBQs Trivia nights go home with a wide range of prizes.

Weekly bar trivia teases minds in Starkville

John Baladi, Staff Writer September 10, 2023

While each bar in Starkville has its own staple, one popular event can be found across many, and that is trivia nights. Trivia is a diverse game. One could play it a million times with a million different...

Alex Howell rings his cowbell at every home football game as a member of the band.

Students share unspoken rules of Davis Wade Stadium

Rowan Feasel, Staff Writer August 26, 2023

Maroon and white clad fans will file into Davis Wade Stadium this weekend with ringing cowbells and bellowing chants, signaling the beginning of another season of Mississippi State University football.  Amidst...

Nine-Twentynine’s basement is a common working area for students and staff when there are no special events taking place.

Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar draws in local artists and musicians

Emma Nisbet, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

Coffee shops, historically, have been home for individuals to come together in the name of new thought and expression. Nestled in the heart of downtown Starkville lies Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar - one...

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...

Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern and Rick’s Cafe entice crowds with varied musical performances.

Two bars diversify Starkville’s music scene

Mollie Brothers & Sadie Ogletree, Contributing Writers February 19, 2023

For the past few years, Starkville has been a place for a variety of artists to thrive in a community-oriented music scene. Rick’s Cafe and Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern are two of the most well-loved,...

The Homeward Bound Project, a veterinary student-run non-profit, transports dogs to shelters up north for individuals wishing to adopt.

Homeward Bound gives furry friends new life up north

Katie Rainwater, Staff Writer February 19, 2023

Across the South, animal shelters are overrun with furry friends who need a home. Due to the region’s higher poverty rate, it is difficult to create enough low-cost clinics to spay and neuter, which...

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,...

The Riley Center was built in 1889 and has been a center for entertainment for decades.

MSU Riley Center brings renowned artists for 2023 season

Megan Gordon, Staff Writer January 29, 2023

The Riley Center at Mississippi State University’s Meridian campus is set to have a wide range of performances from world famous acts for their 2023 season. The Riley Center is home to the 950-seat...

Kirk Hutchinson, owner and founder, Marlena Evans and Natalie Dessommes help run Power of the Almond’s Starkville storefront.

Viral Facebook post saves Starkville bakery from brink of closure

Trey Barrett, Life & Entertainment Editor January 22, 2023

Tucked away in Suite 100 of 60 Technology Boulevard in Starkville sits Power of the Almond, the first low-carb, gluten-free and diabetic-friendly bakery in Mississippi. A delectable aroma of freshly-baked...

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