The Jacket buzz starkville high school • 603 Yellow jacket Dr. Starkville, MS, 39759 • www.shsjacketbuzz.com • VOLUME XIX, No. 4 • 02-10-12 Progress. D r. Martin Luther King Jr. once called Mississippi a place “sweltering with the heat of opression.” We still have room for improvement, but in the 50 years since these words were spoken, we have made huge leaps and bounds on the journey to equality. In this issue of The Jacket Buzz,, we reflect specifically on Starkville’s past while celebrating its present and looking toward its future. In honor of black history month, every story in a black box represents one step forward in Starkville’s history.