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The Reflector

NAACP leaders are (front) Tori Harris, Sasha Lewis, Tyra Mason, 
(back) George Jones IV, Gregory Harris and Christian Armour

MSU NAACP unifies campus during Black History Month

Christopher Jolivette, Contributing Writer February 21, 2024

As Black History Month continues, clubs and organizations across campus are doing their part to educate the public about both the Black community and about unity. One such organization, the National Association...

Zac (left) and Rachel (right) Selmon were married May 2009.

Mr. & Mrs. Selmon: Athletic Director Zac, wife Rachel share their story of love

Gabriella Sutherland, Contributing Writer February 13, 2024

The sad, gray sky that engulfed Starkville Friday afternoon was lightened by the warm welcome and enthusiasm of two people in the Bryan Athletic Administration Building. Smiles, laughs and genuine friendliness...

African American Studies Program works to research Black experience

African American Studies Program works to research Black experience

Christopher Jolivette, Contributing Writer February 6, 2024

Everyone views their life experiences as holding different levels of significance. They can paint the picture of your life in its entirety, they can illustrate your situation, or they can simply add another...

The TrebullDawgs occasionally perform in the Lecture Hall of the Music Building on the Mississippi State University Campus.

TrebullDawgs create harmonies on campus

Reagan Bussey, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

The TrebullDawgs are Mississippi State University’s premiere a cappella group. They are an eclectic group of individuals who major in a wide variety of studies with only 37.5% of the group being...

Bored to Tears performed in the Ninetwenty-Nine Coffee Bar basement for their first gig with Starkville DIY.

Starkville DIY works to boost local live music scene

John Baladi, Staff Writer November 12, 2023

In the past year, the amount of music and live shows being performed all throughout Starkville has grown at an exponential rate. This has been in part due to a growing community in Starkville by promotions...

Kathleen Olivieri dresses in vintage clothing everyday to teach at MSU, showcasing her outfits on TikTok.

Lecturer Kathleen Olivieri rises to local social media fame

Megan Gordon, Life & Entertainment Editor October 30, 2023

57-year-old Kathleen Olivieri sits in Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar wearing a khaki-colored vintage Talbots dress. She dons her grandmother’s earrings, lavalier and a favored broach — pieces that...

MSU Alumni Mary Kate Smith, Alex Kolassa, Steven Breland, and instructor Steve Canfield are in SCA.

Junction Gladiators reflect on Middle Ages through combat, art

Haylee Morman, Contributing Writer October 18, 2023

Walking through campus is often an interesting affair. Whether it is people dressed as cartoon characters, small groups engaging in handstand contests or children playing flag football in the intramural...

Bach served MSU by sweeping events and investigating bomb threats.

MSUPD K-9 Bach celebrates retirement

Anne Louise Phillips, Staff Writer October 15, 2023

Bach, a former Mississippi State University police dog, celebrated his retirement last week after nine years of service. Mississippi State Police Department’s Assistant Chief Brian Locke emphasized...

Friends and family of Hartle Road gathered at Scooters Records.

Local band Hartle Road releases new album ‘Maxx II’

Lizzie Tomlin, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Local band Hartle Road debuted their new album, "Maxx II" Friday, Sept. 29.  The band, composed of Toby Hartleroad, Max Hartleroad, Miles Jordan and Tyler Carter, is a late ‘70s inspired art-rock...

Miss MSU

Morgan Nelson named 2024 Miss MSU

Josh Hughes, Contributing Writer October 1, 2023

Thirteen women competed for a chance to win the title of Miss Mississippi State University in Bettersworth Auditorium Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Each of the contestants were showcased in categories of talent,...

Quacktavious was often seen around the Union Plaza with his caretaker, Jeremy Jackson.

Campus duck ‘Quacktavious’ waddles on to new adventures

Megan Gordon, Life & Entertainment Editor September 24, 2023

Many students' pets are often seen walking around campus, but there is one that chooses to waddle. Quacktavious is a duck seen around the Mississippi State University campus, taking most of his strolls...

 The Famous Maroon Band performs a halftime show at every home game in Davis Wade Stadium.

Famous Maroon Band adds new halftime performances

Michael Cassidy, Contributing Writer September 17, 2023

A common tradition of Mississippi State University football games, aside from the bulldog and iconic cowbells, is the halftime musical performances by the Famous Maroon Band. Traditionally, the Famous...

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