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The Reflector

Face-off: Corporate greed has ruined Valentines Day

Face-off: Corporate greed has ruined Valentine’s Day

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

As the bitter, cold January nights turn into still bitter but slightly more tolerable February days, a funny feeling starts to fill the atmosphere. A feeling of warmth and compassion. A sense of empathy...

Face-off: Commercialism is necessary to Valentines festivities

Face-off: Commercialism is necessary to Valentine’s festivities

Cadence Harvey, Managing Editor February 13, 2024

The moment the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 26, Christmas decorations come crashing down while behind them, an explosion of bright reds and hot pinks, contained only loosely by white ribbons and hot...

Halloween Candy Face-off

Face-off: Houses should stick to passing out fan-favorite candies

Lucy Hallmark, Opinion Editor October 23, 2023

I can think of numerous holiday occasions that ended with the same collection of candy from multiple outside sources. Whether it was Halloween, Easter or Christmas parades, I vividly remember sitting down...

Halloween Candy Face-off

Face-off: Trick-or-treaters should be given old school classics

Joshua Britt, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2023

After a long night of traveling up and down scarily-decorated streets, collecting Halloween candy door-to-door while dressed as a vampire, there were no greater joys to the grade school version of myself...

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Face-off: Pledge attire is a hilarious annoyance

Elisa Stocking, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Welcome back to your regularly scheduled program featuring freshmen boys in polos and khakis. Although the Career Fair has come and gone, we are still seeing business casual on this campus, and it is not...

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Face-off: Pledge attire inspires masses, teaches important lesson

John Baladi, Staff Writer October 1, 2023

Every year, there is a new wave of freshmen just waiting to begin their journey on campus. One group of freshmen that is always spoken about is the pledges. Pledges are the backbone of student activity...

Ice Week

Face-off: Ice Week sucked

Hannah Rae Kennedy February 20, 2023

Ice Week is an experience that those of us who watched it live could recall with ease, considering Starkville, Mississippi has snow on the ground for no more than four days a year. Although this is a time...

Ice Week

Face-off: Ice Week ruled

John Balladi February 20, 2023

Two years ago last week, poetic justice gave Mississippi State University students a week off of school in a semester where spring break was not on the calendar. I am not one to look back at a natural...

Two of our staff writers went on a date. We asked them to independently review how it went. To view a timelapse of this graphic, click here.

Face-Off Valentine’s Edition: Hallmark forgives flaws, shares correct TV opinions

John Baladi, Staff Writer February 5, 2023

They say you should not date your coworkers, yet when Opinion Editor Luke Copley found out two of his workers, Lucy Hallmark (of bathroom reviews fame) and I planned a first date, instead of telling us...

Two of our staff writers went on a date. We asked them to independently review how it went. To view a timelapse of this graphic, click here.

Face-off Valentine’s Edition: Baladi wows with music, disappoints by not opening car door

Lucy Hallmark, Staff Writer February 5, 2023

There are few experiences on Earth that can be described as both magical and nauseating at the same time. I am referring to, of course, the art of the first date. Last Thursday, I embarked on this venture...

FACE-OFF: is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a Halloween or Christmas movie?

Face-off: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a Halloween movie

Payton Brown, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is a multi-seasonal cult classic including whimsical spooks, quirks and laughs. It simultaneously scares and warms the heart through both the Halloween and...

FACE-OFF: is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a Halloween or Christmas movie?

Face-off: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a Christmas movie

Luke Copley, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

"Die Hard" is not a Christmas movie, and that is an essential precedent. Bruce Willis said so himself during a Comedy Central roast in 2018. A movie does not belong to whatever holiday it takes place during;...

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