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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

Administrators, students promote vaccine awareness on campus

Maggie Phillips, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

When students returned to campus at the commencement of the fall 2021 semester, COVID-19 cases heavily increased in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.  However,...

Senior Bettina Haden screens Paige LaPortes temperature as she enters the Sanderson Center in order to follow safety guidelines for COVID-19.

Sanderson protects and promotes health during COVID-19

Lydia Palmer, Sports Editor September 20, 2020

Mississippi State University's Joe Frank Sanderson Center reopened for the fall semester with adaptations to meet health and safety guidelines for COVID-19. These changes include online or in-app reservations...

Quarantine and chill: the COVID-19 guide to dating

Kerrigan Clark, Staff Writer September 20, 2020

Netflix and chill sessions have become a thing of the past since COVID-19 annihilated the dating scene back in March.Quarantine and chill has become the new normal, as couples had to choose between either...

Customers follow COVID-19 guidelines at Starkvegas Snowballs on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Many businesses that struggled in the spring have found recent success with the students returning.

Starkville businesses survive and support Starkville in unprecedented year

Karie Pinnix, Staff Writer September 20, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many changes to the city of Starkville, including the way in which local small businesses operate. Some businesses have flourished during the onset of COVID-19, while others have seen...

Mississippi State University Esports team member participating in the 2019 Egg Bowl.

MSU Esports will play 2020 Egg Bowl completely online

Hunter Cloud, Staff Writer September 20, 2020

The crowd noise grows with the intensity of the game as 200-300 fans watch Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi battle it out in esports on the massive scoreboard in Humphrey...

Covid Football

College football during COVID is not worth the fallout

Riley Stephens, Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 still rampant, Mississippi State University made the decision to resume normal campus procedures all within the boundaries of certain health and safety guidelines. Where the...

Junior J.T. Walter rides his bicycle this past Wednesday afternoon in front of the Chapel of Memories. Walter is one of the growing number of MSU students who ride their bikes on campus.

Bicycle business pedals through ups and downs of COVID-19

Maggie Roberts, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

During the unprecedented time of COVID-19, bicycle shops, like Boardtown Bikes of Starkville, are facing many unforeseen challenges. The local business has dealt with a massive demand since schools and...

Many large housing and apartment complexes, such as the pictured Highlands Plantation, are under the jurisdiction of the county and are therefore subject to the new curfew.

Oktibbeha County officials implement new curfew, city of Starkville does not

Daniel Dye, News Editor September 13, 2020

On Monday, Sept. 7, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted to impose a curfew on the county to cut down on gatherings of citizens amidst COVID-19.  According to Rob Roberson, the Board of...

Tyler Packer, a senior majoring in political sciences, is this year’s Student Association president.

SA President Tyler Packer pursues student safety

Sarah Morgan Johnson, Life & Entertainment Editor September 13, 2020

When Mississippi State University Student Association executives were sworn into office this past March, no one could predict the unique challenges this year would bring. The current executive members...

Mississippi State University students gather at Grace Presbyterian Church to attend a Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) large group gathering.

MSU freshman involvement persists despite COVID-19 setbacks

Emma King, Staff Writer August 30, 2020

On-campus involvement looks a little different this year due to the effects of COVID-19 on the safety of large group meetings.This affects freshmen more than any other group as they enter Mississippi State...

Dawg Days Covid

Student mental health during COVID-19: a resource guide for MSU students

Kerrigan Clark, Staff Writer August 29, 2020

As Mississippi State University students return to campus, the stress of transitioning back to college life amidst COVID-19 hangs heavy in the air. Moving back to a familiar place can create an illusion...

MSU Home

In-person instruction is most ideal

Taylar Anderson, Staff Writer August 28, 2020

With the arrival of COVID-19, many colleges and universities across the nation are finding newer and safer ways to resume class instruction. From completely online to other hybrid methods, these uncertain...

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