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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,...

The Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is south of Starkville.

Harman: Starkville activities for all ages

Elena Harman, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

I cannot recall how many times I have heard the phrase “the only things to do in Starkville are party and drink.” I think I have heard that comment a hundred times by now, and while Starkville is no...

Idea Shop offers unique experience in blacksmithing

Idea Shop offers unique experience in blacksmithing

Haylee Morman, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Early February, the MSU Idea Shop hosted a blacksmithing workshop at Howell Hall. The class was open to anyone interested and able to pay the $130 material fee. MSU Idea Shop hosts several crafting workshops...

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 27, 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,...

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