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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

Reflector staff holding awards won at the Mississippi Press Associations Better Newspaper Contest.

Staff Collaboration: What we wish we were told as new students

Staff Collaboration May 2, 2024

For some of us, our time here at Mississippi State University is coming to an end. College is a time of extreme growth and change, and we have seen this in our time at MSU no matter how long that we have...

A Guide to Being a Not-Sucky Roommate

A Guide to Being a Not-Sucky Roommate

Haylee Morman, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

If a person has been a student, is a student, or will be a student of Mississippi State University, then chances are that roommates are or have been in the cards for them. How can they best avoid becoming...

F.L.A.R.E Second Chance Prom

F.L.A.R.E Second Chance Prom

Zoe Arnold, Contributing Writer April 23, 2024

Every spring, high school seniors gather for what is often branded as the best night of their lives. Students plan for months, buying expensive outfits and coordinating elaborate ways to ask out their...

The character pippin is the son of King Charlamagne in the play.

‘We’ve got magic to do’: Theatre MSU’s ‘Pippin’ looks to pay homage

Elena Harman, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Tomorrow is Theatre MSU’s opening night for "Pippin," a musical adaptation based on Roger O. Hirson’s musical comedy of the same name. This production will pay homage to Theatre MSU’s 60th anniversary,...

Hes never met a stranger: Sunshine spreads kindness at MSU

‘He’s never met a stranger’: Sunshine spreads kindness at MSU

Megan Gordon, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Willie “Sunshine” Coleman leans on the front desk of Hathorn Hall on a cool Wednesday afternoon. He says “hello” to every passerby, sparking quick conversations with each. A coworker of his...

God Restores Publishing LLC. comes to Starkville

God Restores Publishing LLC. comes to Starkville

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Last month, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Christian publishing company, God Restores Publishing LLC. Owned by Veronica Outlaw, God Restores...

Starkville native Sarah Morgan Pellum founded The Coffee Depot May 2023 and has managed the business since.

Pellum creates grounds for success at The Coffee Depot

Grace Sullivan, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The Coffee Depot drive-thru line spans into the road on South Jackson Street, and the parking spaces are filled as baristas rush to get orders out. In the midst of the chaos, 25-year-old Sarah Morgan Pellum,...

Carson McFatridge (left), Lucy Mellen (right) were elected Feb. 12.

McFatridge, Mellen take office as Student Association President, VP

Megan Gordon, Life & Enterainment Editor March 27, 2024

After a long week on the Drill Field campaigning for the Mississippi State University Student Association (SA) presidential election, Carson McFatridge and Lucy Mellen realized it was time to take a break....

Delois Mickens cleans for Deavenport Hall on the north side of campus.

Unsung heroes tasked with cleaning campus every single day

Colin James, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

After a particularly bad loss in a football game, Christy Bash went into a bathroom of Magnolia Hall and could not believe what she saw. Bodily fluids were smeared all over the walls, ceiling and toilets...

505 Curated holds pop-ups in Nine-Twentynine Coffee Bar.

Secondhand clothes vendor curates vintage fashion community

John Baladi, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Tents were up on Main Street the morning of Bulldog Bash 2023. Without a cloud in sight, it would have been the perfect day — if not for the wind, which knocked over the clothing racks of a particular...

Make it to May performs in Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern singing covers of popular songs.

Sound of local band Make it to May draws crowds

Haylee Morman, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

On the night of Feb. 23 in Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern, local band Make it to May drew a formidable crowd into the small, enclosed space. From 9:30 p.m. to around 12:30 a.m., the band performed, playing...

Onewheels are electric single-wheeled, self-balancing skateboards created in 2015.

Onewheel skateboards rise in popularity among students

Kate Myers, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

With sidewalks overrun by scooters, bikes and skateboards, a keen eye might catch a glimpse of an odd contraption — a one-wheeled skateboard. Introduced in 2015, the Onewheel is a self-balancing skateboard...

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