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On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Mississippi State University faculty and staff, along with various unaffiliated members of the community, took to MSU's Drill Field to protest a vaccine mandate handed down by the Institutions of Higher Learning the day before.

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"Hayden represents everything that (Mississippi State University) stands for — she embraces differences, is eager to grow and willing to serve. She embodies the type of kindness that we should all strive for," said Kylie Forrester, director of orientation and events at MSU, in an email to th…

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Those who know Smith Lyon, the 2021 Mississippi State University homecoming king, describe him as the embodiment of compassion.

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"I suspect Reese is a good candidate for these types of awards because he has a great attitude about what he does, and he does everything to a level that people want to emulate," said Matthew Priddy, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Mississippi State University. 

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"I'm married to the woman. And I couldn't even tell you every extracurricular activity that she does, but regardless of how strung out she is and how tired she is, she is perpetually concerned with the condition of others and how she can go out and help others," said Cade Hixson of his wife …

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The Cotton District is a popular sector in Starkville among students, locals and tourists due to its vibrant nightlife and inviting eateries. For such a sought-out area with consistent business, it may be surprising to discover that this quarter was once something entirely different. 

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The 25th annual Magnolia Film Festival will take place Feb. 24-26, 2022, in downtown Starkville, serving the community as a memorable experience for filmmakers and audience members. Nicknamed "The Mag," it is the longest-running film festival in Mississippi.

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Since last Tuesday was Voter Registration Day, legislative process and political behavior classes taught by assistant professor Thessalia Merivaki took the day to learn more about the voter registration process and register people to vote on Mississippi State University's campus.

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Thursday night, a car hit a pedestrian on campus on Hardy Road, near the new Kent Sills Band Hall on the south side of Mississippi State University’s campus. The pedestrian, who wishes to remain anonymous, was leaving State Singers’ practice at about 7:45 p.m. when the accident occurred. 

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Last Tuesday marked the first bank robbery in Starkville in over 10 years, according to the Starkville Police Department's records. In fact, the Reflector has no recent archives of an article about a bank robbery in the town.

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At the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, recently-graduated students created Hands & Feet, a service-based organization which allows students to serve the Mississippi State University campus, Starkville community and others in need.

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In their Sept. 10 meeting, Mississippi State University's Robert Holland Faculty Senate passed a resolution 20-15 calling on the university administration to petition the Institute of Higher Learning's Board of Trustees to pass a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Unemployment in the U.S. has been a growing concern since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Starkville is not immune to the issue. As a result of high unemployment rates, some fast-food restaurants, like Wendy's and Cookout, have upped their starting hourly rates to $13. Other local businesses,…

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When students returned to campus at the commencement of the fall 2021 semester, COVID-19 cases heavily increased in Mississippi, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.  However, due to an increase in vaccination rates among Mississippians, case numbers are slowly starting t…

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Since the new school year at Mississippi State University began, on-campus traffic has been a concern for many people due to the overflow of automobiles in central areas. To many students, the root of this issue appears to be a lack of parking accommodations and on-site traffic guidance. How…

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The Mississippi State University Speech and Debate Council placed third in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Championship Tournament, and Mia Robertson is the varsity division champion. Eleven members of the team competed in the debate tournament, and four members a…

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COVID-19 cases are on a steady decline in the state of Mississippi. After peaking on Jan. 9, 2021, the number of new cases in the state dropped to a low of 238 on April 10. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health statistics on coronavirus cases, only two of those cases came f…

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Since the late 19th century, women have been fighting for equal treatment and equal rights. Many people still feel that a woman's place is to be quiet, but every day, women choose to stand up and change that narrative. 

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On March 23, hundreds of people from Starkville and Mississippi State University had the rare opportunity to see an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Main Street.  

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The Mississippi State University Police Department daily reports have displayed one entry over and over again during the past several months: "Employee reported fraudulent unemployment claim filed in his name."

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Approximately 40 students were in attendance at the Colvard Student Union for a Student Association panel dealing primarily with community law enforcement relations on Monday. The panel consisted of officers from the Starkville and Mississippi State University police departments and were rep…

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This past Saturday, the cloudless sky and peaceful pastures of Mississippi State University's dairy farm were occasionally disrupted by the roaring of rockets and the sight of propelled projectiles.

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To celebrate Earth Week at Mississippi State University, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Student Association to host multiple virtual and in-person events emphasizing the importance of making MSU a more sustainable and eco-friendly campus.

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On Friday, Mississippi State University landscape architecture students enrolled in the Design II class unveiled their proposals for a park downtown at the corner of Jackson Street and East Lampkin Street. Students were given a number of weeks this semester to plan and design a proposal for …

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The City of Starkville has contracted with Waste Pro of Lowndes County to establish a new recycling drop-off location that began March 8. The goal of the new drop-off is to create a way for residents to recycle while having lower costs compared to pick-up services.

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Mississippi State University organizations have come together across campus to recognize the month of March as Women's History Month. By looking at important and impactful figures of the past and innovative, powerful women of the present, MSU is empowering and encouraging women in recognitio…

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Although prom is in the past for most college students, one student organization at Mississippi State University is dedicated to giving girls the perfect prom dress at no cost. Dresses of Hope (DOH) is a group that takes gently used prom dresses and redistributes them to local girls in need.

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Last Tuesday morning a student was hit by a vehicle as she was crossing the street via a crosswalk on Mississippi State University's campus.

 

 

 

 

 

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