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The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

The Student Newspaper of Mississippi State University

The Reflector

 New volunteer firefighters must attend 120 hours of certification classes in order to serve Oktibehha County.

Volunteer firefighters balance their lives between calls and classes

Megan Gordon, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

A familiar page tone wakes them up in their homes in the middle of the night. The loud, high-pitched beep is followed by a long, low tone and 10 siren-like chirps through their radios. They listen to their...

MSU archaeology students explore site of humanity’s oldest jewelry

MSU archaeology students explore site of humanity’s oldest jewelry

Samuel Hughes, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

A dry desert wind blew into the mouth of Bizmoune Cave on the flank of a limestone mountain in western Morocco. Last November, two students from Mississippi State University’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology,...

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...

 Dorm Rooms of Mississippi and Beyond hosts an annual cover photo contest. Photos compete for hundreds of likes and the winner is featured on the group’s banner.

Mississippi Facebook group redefines dorm decor

Kate Myers, News Editor May 2, 2024

In the age of social media, the landscape of freshman dormitory living has undergone a makeover. Facebook group “Dorm Rooms of Mississippi and Beyond” has taken this shift in stride, offering incoming...

Welcome from Ivy Rose Ball, Reflector Editor-in-Chief

Welcome from Ivy Rose Ball, Reflector Editor-in-Chief

Ivy Rose Ball, Editor-In-Chief May 2, 2024

Hello, new bulldogs,  I am so happy to welcome you to Mississippi State University, and I am excited to see what is in store for you. In your time at MSU, you will grow and learn more than you can...

Welcome from Carson McFatridge, student body president

Welcome from Carson McFatridge, student body president

Carson McFatridge, Student Association President May 2, 2024

Welcome home, Bulldogs!! My name is Carson McFatridge and I have the privilege of serving as the Mississippi State University Student Association President this upcoming year. I have loved meeting...

Dear New Bulldogs, welcome to Mississippi State University!

Welcome from MSU President Mark Keenum

Mark Keenum, President May 2, 2024

Dear New Bulldogs, Welcome to Mississippi State University! This moment marks the beginning of a truly special time in your life, and I want you to know you are on a campus where you can achieve...

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Writing center is moving to the Mitchell Memorial Library, a more central location on campus.

Writing Center to move to Mitchell Memorial Library

Kaitlin Mapp, Contributing Writer April 23, 2024

Mississippi State University's Writing Center will move to the second floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library due to the construction of the Jim and Thomas Duff Center.  The Writing Center is currently...

 Fractal Networks is working on the Fractal Data Safe—a tool used to safeguard customer data.

Starkville startup Fractal Networks aims to protect data privacy

Emma Hardy, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

Fractal Networks is a technology company based out of Starkville that aims to equip the public with the tools and software they need to protect and control their data.  Mo Balaa, the CEO of Fractal...

The express Yourself! Art Auction included artwork made from students in the T.K Martin Center for Technology and Disability.

Express Yourself! Art Auction showcases talent and inclusivity

Kate Myers, News Editor April 23, 2024

The T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability hosted the third annual Express Yourself! Art Auction on Saturday, April 20. The auction raised $3,000 to benefit the Express Yourself! Art Program,...

Alina Nigmatullina recounts cross-cultural journey

Alina Nigmatullina recounts cross-cultural journey

Teirrah Tidwell, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

Sunday mornings were carefree for a little girl who stayed in her grandmother’s summer home in Kazan, Russia. For breakfast, she ate pancakes and hot cereals served with coffee drowned in milk. Breakfast...

CAAD buildings scheduled to undergo $50 million in renovations

CAAD buildings scheduled to undergo $50 million in renovations

Zoe Arnold, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) is undergoing a $50 million set of renovations with developments focused around Howell Hall. These changes aim to enhance...

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