Summer Staff Highlight #7: Gentry Burkes

Gentry started off her summer at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. After enjoying three days of great music, she traveled back home to Los Angeles.

Currently, she’s studying at the Music Innovation Program at UCLA. Within the program, her studies focus on looking at the future of the music industry and where it’s headed. In addition to attending this summer program at UCLA, she’s also interning at a music branding company called Z Group.



Summer Staff Highlight #5: Morgan Hydrick

This summer, one of our co-editors-in-chief, Morgan, is studying abroad in Turin, Italy for 6 weeks! She is one of two MSU students selected to participate in the Cornell in Turin program at the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi.

For her first class, she studied European Economics and Government. Through this, she was able to learn a lot more about European politics than she did before her trip. Her second class is focused on Comparative Population Dynamics, specifically immigration patterns, marriage and family, and inequality. These two courses aren’t something she would have normally gotten the opportunity to study at MSU, and they have helped her see a different side to Europe than a strictly cultural difference. She has also had the opportunity to meet an ambassador and an Italian senator, and even visited a refugee center.

She’s having plenty of fun too! She’s traveled to Florence and Genoa, where she visited countless museums. She was also able to visit the Royal Library in Turin, where they had many copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy that spanned several hundred years in age.

Here she is visiting the Uffizzi in Florence:

Morgan Hydrick Pic (edited)


Summer Staff Highlight #4: Danielle Stratman

Danielle has spent her summer preparing for her last year of college. She has two internships and also works at the front desk of the Joe Frank Sanderson Center on the MSU campus (say hi if you see her!).

One of her internships is a Social Media Manager position at a Starkville digital marketing company called Sociallyin. Her other internship is at the MSU Foundation where she is a writing intern.

Between these two internships and running the social media and website for The Streetcar, most of her summer has been spent staring at a computer, but she tries to get outside whenever she can. Danielle has also been using this summer to make her way through the dozens of books in her apartment that she doesn’t have time to read during the school year.

Here she is working hard for Sociallyin:

Me (edited)


Summer Staff Highlight #3: Jenna Mosier

This summer, Jenna is working in a neurotoxicology lab in Starkville, MS. At the lab, she studies the effects of chemical exposure on the brain. When she’s not working, Jenna spends a lot of her time in a used book shop that she recently discovered downtown. She’s also using her extra free time as an opportunity to work on her writing.

Earlier this summer, her youngest sister graduated from high school, and Jenna is excited for her to join the Bulldog family in the fall!

Jenna Mosier Pic (edited)