Mississippi State College Cowbell

Submitted by Dottie Dewberry The most unique and certainly the most resounding symbol of Mississippi State University tradition is the cowbell. The precise origin of the cowbell as a fixture of Mississippi State sports tradition remains unclear to this day.…

Vaughan’s Vocabulary

I have been listening to a lecture by Oxford University Professor Emma Smith, who describes King John by William Shakespeare as “a sardonic and rather unheroic history play in which the question of who is the rightful king is subjected…

Five ways to keep kids safe inside the home

By Jessica Smith MSU Extension Service Kids spend a lot of time indoors, and while that inactivity contributes to a lack of exercise, it also can cause other kinds of health problems. David Buys, health specialist with the Mississippi State…

Mammograms, self exams save many women’s lives

By Allison Powe MISSISSIPPI STATE — Every year more than 18,000 Mississippi women learn they have breast cancer, and about 430 die from the disease. Although breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Mississippi women, precautionary…