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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...

The people are what make Starkville the Best Small Town.

Best Small Town in the South is a deserving title for this charming conglomeration of people

John Baladi, Life & Entertainment Editor May 2, 2024

Starkville was recently named Best Small Town in the South by USA Today. In the aftermath, I heard many say that they were shocked to hear this, but I feel this quaint town is deserving of the title. As...

Old main Music Festival will have nine bands total, with 25 art vendors. Delfest will have 15 of each.

‘You Feel the Community’ Old Main Music Festival and Delfest Show off the Arts

John Baladi, Life & Entertainment Editor April 23, 2024

Last week, the headliner of Old Main Music Festival (OMMF) was announced, raising excitement for the biggest event that Mississippi State’s Music Maker Productions puts on every spring semester. This...

Organizations should consider students with strong failure resume

Organizations should consider students with strong ‘failure resume’

John Baladi, Life & Entertainment Editor April 9, 2024

The greatest lie college students tell themselves is that they simply “do not have enough time" to get involved on campus. I told myself this exact excuse for the first year and a half of my college...

Creating niche classes would inspire creativity within students.

MSU should offer more niche, interesting electives regularly

John Baladi, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

In recent years, news about interesting courses that some universities are bringing to the table is not hard to find. Growing industries such as video games, movies, music production and more are beginning...

Indie games are made with love for gaming, unlike mainstream products

Indie games are made with love for gaming, unlike mainstream products

John Baladi, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

“John, you may want to back up," Mississippi State University alumnus Brenden Harrell said as he called in a 500-kilogram bomb in the hit game “Helldivers 2.” It took a tenth of a second for the...

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...

“Helldivers 2” is available on both PC and PlayStation 5.

‘Helldivers 2’ invites gamers to spread democracy

John Baladi, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

“Helldivers 2” was released Feb. 8 on PC and PlayStation 5 by independent Swedish developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Since its release, millions of players have responded to the urgent call to spread...

Students should beware sports betting, alcoholism, nicotine addiction

Students should beware sports betting, alcoholism, nicotine addiction

John Baladi, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Feb. 1, 2024, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize online sports betting. While this is an exciting development, there is an uncomfortable conversation we should all be having...

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