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The Reflector

MSU communication professor Melody Fisher.

‘I hate that we’re still having firsts;’ Fisher tells stories of minority PR professionals

Emma Hardy, Contributing Writer February 7, 2024

Melody Fisher, Jackson native and associate professor in Mississippi State University's Department of Communication, has made a lasting impact through her teachings and research of advocacy for minority...

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MSU champions of change: Jerry Jenkins and Larry Fry

Chase Brumfield, Contributing Writer February 7, 2024

As we commemorate Black History Month, the groundbreaking legacies of Jerry Jenkins and Larry Fry illustrate the impressive history of the Mississippi State University men's basketball program. Jenkins...

The “Hiplet Ballerinas” fuse dance styles from communities of color and will visit MSU Feb. 29.

‘Hiplet Ballerinas’ among events to showcase Black culture

Kate Myers, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Mississippi State University is celebrating Black History Month by hosting on-campus events that feature history, music and the arts throughout February. Sydney Smith, an undeclared sophomore and president...

Sydney Smith serves as President of the Black Student Association at Mississippi State University.

Black Student Association President speaks to significance of Black History Month

Sydney Smith, Black Student Association President February 6, 2024

Black History Month holds a profound significance on Mississippi State University's campus, as it serves as a time to honor the past, engage in critical dialogue and work toward a more just and equitable...

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‘He was a pioneer;’ Remembering Frank Dowsing’s legacy

Colin James, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

"Separate but equal.” This was the rule established by the United States Supreme Court in 1896, allowing segregation to thrive in the American South for years, affecting water fountains, restaurants...

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