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The Food Hall- Modernizing a City

I snapped a photo and was shocked by the image that followed. The background was modern, the food was innovative, and for just a second, I forgot I was in Jackson, Mississippi. I was in one of the most aesthetically pleasing and “on-trend” structures to make it to Jackson...

Meatless in Memphis, TN

The smell of barbeque draws visitors from all corners of the world to Memphis, Tennessee. Beale Street offers blues for the ears and food for the soul. But what does this mean for a vegetarian visiting the land of ribs and brisket? Fortunately, we are not out of luck...

Local Spotlight: Sneaky Beans

Porches are a big deal in the South. They are the epicenter of family gatherings, morning coffee, and late night soul searching. They are a way to appreciate the beauty our warm weather brings. There is one porch that supports more stories than most and it belongs to Sneaky...

What the Service Industry Taught Me

The service industry changes you as a person. I worked as a barista on and off for several years, and full-time for the year following my college graduation. It was the hardest job I’ve had in my life- but I would not change it for the world. Being in...

Constantly Connected

I was watching Sex and the City the other day and became emotionally attached to the scene where Carrie Bradshaw decides to throw her phone into the water because she can’t face the messages piling up on it. I have often felt this way and wondered what it would...

Local Spotlight- Midtown Jackson, MS

Midtown Jackson, Mississippi, does not look like much. Potholes cover the streets and many people would view it as a part of their route- not a destination. However, last weekend proved that observation wrong. The streets were flooded with artists, musicians and children running around in the hot Mississippi...

Ride the Wave

I am constantly waiting. Waiting for the next opportunity, the next life phase, or even the next weekend. I have a constant need for more and I never feel fully content in my current situation. This can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand it pushes me...

My Anxiety Concoction

Anxiety is a topic I could talk about for hours, as it has taken up several years of my life. I have worked through numerous methods to help ease the disconcerning feeling and hope I am able to help at least one person find something that works for them....

Local Spotlight: Coffee Prose

Located in the heart of Midtown in Jackson, Mississippi, lies an unassuming building. From the outside you would never know a literary paradise awaits you. Welcome to Coffee Prose. The recently opened coffee shop hosts books donated from members of the community. It is situated next to both Belhaven...

Can Do

My mom always told me her dad had one saying he repeated consistently: can do. Each time she or her siblings were struggling with a task in life he would tell them “can do.” This was always just a story to me, but recently I have recognized the weight...
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