Local News

The W prepares for 2018 homecoming

Vyuanna Harrington

Mississippi University for Women has a host of events and activities planned for Homecoming weekend. The festivities will start on Thursday, March 22, and conclude on Sunday, March 25. The schedule below contains all events and activities, their dates, times and locations. For more information about Homecoming please call (662) 329-7148 or visit www.muw.edu.

Carbon Monoxide leak causes scare for W students

Lauren Trimm

Thirty four students from Mississippi University for Women were admitted to the hospital Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak was reported in Kincannon Hall about 5 a.m. According to an official at Baptist Golden Triangle, the students were transported to the hospital either by ambulance or personal vehicle. By late afternoon, all students had been released from the hospital.

Starkville, Columbus gear up for the holidays with family events

Casanda Anderson

Senior Reporter

This holiday season, Starkville and Columbus, Mississippi have a variety of events and activities planned for the communities. The W will also host its annual “Winterfest at the W” Nov. 27-Dec. 1. The schedule below features all events and activities, their dates, and the locations. For additional questions please call 662-323-3322 for Starkville and 662-328-6305 for Columbus.

'Silent Sky' touches on current events in society

Lauren Trimm


   Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Theatre presented Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky” Oct. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre.

   The play is based on historical events and three women, Willamina Fleming, Annie Cannon and Henrietta Leavitt, whose research proved to be vital in the world of astronomy.

2017 Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium provides excitement and learning for all

Lauren Trimm


   Mississippi University for Women hosted its annual fundraiser, the Welty Gala, on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. as a featured event of the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

   This year, the gala was bigger and better than ever. There were several changes to the Gala this year, particularly the decision to move the location from the W to the Trotter Convention Center. The W’s Jazz Ensemble was also featured.

Common Grounds for Common Folk

Jessica McHenry

News Editor

Mississippi University for Women opened a coffee shop on campus for students and faculty this semester.

Common Grounds, a shop that serves Starbucks coffee, opened successfully on Aug. 14.

“When we first opened it was smooth sailing,” said Adell Saffore, manager of Coffee Grounds. “But the very first week of business, our truck [that had some of our supplies] got stuck in Houston, Texas, because of the hurricane.”