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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

Ebeheakey beckons wood identification tool advancements

Ebeheakey beckons wood identification tool advancements

Cadence Harvey, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Clusters of red and yellow umbrellas catch the sunlight along the bustling streets of Ghana’s capital city of Accra. Beneath them, vendors toting wooden baskets are shielded from the glaring sun. The...

Review: WrestleMania XL is WWEs love letter to wrestling fans

Review: WrestleMania XL is WWE’s love letter to wrestling fans

Joshua Britt, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Fans of professional wrestling were treated to the sport's absolute peak April 6 and 7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as WrestleMania XL ushered in the start of a new era. With WWE coming in hot off...

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,...

Bulldogs softball drops weekend series over Tennessee despite Game 1 dominance

Bulldogs softball drops weekend series over Tennessee despite Game 1 dominance

Colin James, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

The Mississippi State University softball team lost two-of-three games against No. 5 Tennessee over the weekend. In Game 1 the Bulldogs run-ruled the Volunteers, marking the highest ranked victory in Starkville...

Horticulture major Wesley Rainey worked through the season to bring plants to market.

Spring plant sale rewards season of student efforts

Ivy Rose Ball, Photography Editor April 9, 2024

The sun broke through a layer of clouds above the greenhouses at Dorman Hall early Saturday morning. A soft glow was cast onto an array of plants cultivated by the Mississippi State University Horticulture...

Margaret Ann, Barry and Bart Wood own The Little Dooey.

‘Something special made for you with love’: Starkville barbecue restaurant shares its story

Aubrey Carter, Sports Editor April 9, 2024

It seems obvious that when Barry Wood and Margaret Ann Wood were pondering the idea of opening their own restaurant, naming it would be the least of their worries. “They would get together and say,...

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...

Junior outfielder Bryce Chance recorded two RBIs in Game 3 of the SEC matchup against Georgia.

MSU Bulldogs win controversial series over Georgia

Noah McCord, Staff Writer April 9, 2024

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs clinched a thrilling baseball home series victory against the University of Georgia Bulldogs, securing wins on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Saturday night's...

The Reflector staff continued a record four-year streak of first place in “General Excellence” at the Mississippi Press Association conference.

Reflector furthers tradition of excellence at MPA, SEJC

Kate Myers, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

The Reflector collected 63 awards from two student journalism contests this spring. In February, Mississippi State University student journalists traveled to the 2024 Southeastern Journalism Conference...

Mississippi State University student Anitha Madapakula attended the Holi celebration in the Junction.

Indian Student Association brings colors of Holi to Starkville

Haylee Morman, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

March 23, the world celebrated Holi, a Hindu holiday. The celebration extended all the way from India to the Junction at Mississippi State University as the Indian Student Association brought the festival...

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...

Head coach Purcell has led his Bulldogs to the first annual Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament.

MSU women’s basketball advances to WBIT quarterfinals

Chase Brumfield, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

The Mississippi State University women’s basketball team scored two wins at Humphrey Coliseum on Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon, progressing them to the Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament...

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