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The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

Face-off: Honorlock tests allow students to completely focus

Face-off: Honorlock tests allow students to completely focus

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

There is nothing more uncomfortable at school than sitting in a classroom for three hours in silence, tilting your head down at an awkward angle until your neck is sore and aching. Constantly filling in...

The Division of Student Affairs awarded 29 outstanding students the Spirit of State Award.

MSU celebrates 19th annual Spirit of State Awards

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Every year, Mississippi State University's Spirit of State Awards honor students who have gone above and beyond in service to their school, peers and the community of Starkville. To qualify for the...

Ethan Hoover is a believer in the myths, largely driven by the beauty of what is not known.

Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch: Humans need to believe in something

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

He lumbers beside the rushing creek, trampling the foliage and treading the rocky path without a break in his pace. He does not care about the two men on horseback who are recording him. Towering over...

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...

Attendance should not be mandatory in classes where students teach themselves

Attendance should not be mandatory in classes where students teach themselves

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

A couple of semesters ago, I took a class where I taught myself more of the course material than I learned in the classroom. The teacher often discussed random topics which never appeared in the coursework,...

Michael Cassidy is a senior at MSU who wants to share the realities of living with autism.

‘Know that you are not alone’: Cassidy details living with autism

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

I always felt like I was different growing up. Nobody else seemed to struggle with socializing or fixating on certain topics to the extent that I did. Nobody else seemed challenged by maintaining eye contact...

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ is failure within its franchise

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Early into the runtime of “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” there is a scene where the Ecto-Containment System inside of the iconic firehouse starts failing due to it being overstuffed with ghosts to...

Katara (Kiawentiio), Aang (Gordon Cormier) and Sokka (Ian Ousley) are the main trio in the show.

Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is an uneven mess

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

First airing on Nickelodeon in 2005, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" received universal acclaim from critics and love from viewers of all ages. It was praised for its sophisticated plot, complex and well-developed...

Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides in “Dune: Part Two.”

Stunning ‘Dune: Part Two’ film depicts issues between religion, politics

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

In the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert, nowhere is the danger of combining religious fanaticism and political manipulation more prevalently portrayed than in the 2024 movie adaptation of the second half...

Caroline Court played #25.

Theatre MSU kicks off spring performances with ‘The Wolves’

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

This past weekend, the awkward era of teenagers' lives was perfectly captured in McComas Hall Theatre by Theatre MSU’s recent student production "The Wolves." "The Wolves" follows the story of a girls'...

Delta-9 THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

Arrival of ‘Delta-9’ in local stores poses legality questions

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer March 6, 2024

Feb. 19, the Mississippi government proposed two bills that would alter state regulations on medicinal cannabis and the hemp market. House Bill 1676 and Senate Bill 2922 would allow medicinal cannabis...

Separating art from artist is possible, but complicated

Separating art from artist is possible, but complicated

Michael Cassidy, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

When it comes to idols and artists we admire, we often create our own ideas and images of what that idol must be like. We create this fantasy version of them, injected with our own beliefs, views and values...

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