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Racism against Asian Americans has been prolific since Asian workers began immigrating into the U.S. in the mid-1800s. Even before the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and long before Japanese internment during WWII, the concept of "Yellow Peril" was born, which existed as sort of a catchall fo…

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As college students, finding good and affordable meals is extremely important, especially after having to regularly experience our fair share of Ramen noodles and Easy Mac cups. The food on campus generally satisfies the requirement for a good meal, but after months of eating the same food, …

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The world can be a dangerous place, but why is it a woman's place to be cautious and carry Mace? Here is the scene. You are walking home with a key gripped tightly in your hand, only one earphone in and a friend has your location. You check your surroundings and walk fast. Does this sound fa…

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Two weeks ago, coffee chain Strange Brew found themselves in hot water when their company was threatened with boycotts and harassment online following the termination of one of the chain's employees. The employee had eaten a pastry during her shift and had forgotten to pay for the product be…

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Today the general public is more ecologically conscious than it has ever been. The market for goods produced and sold under the sustainability banner is growing, and the push to become "green" permeates virtually all economic sectors. Areas such as manufacturers of automobiles, cleaning solu…

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The term "third place" was introduced by Ray Oldenburg in his book "The Great Good Place," a sociology study concerning human relationships with their spaces. According to the concept, first places are places where we live, second places are places where we work and third places are where we…

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Italy, France, Spain, Japan and China all have one thing setting them apart from other countries. No, it is not their booming economies but rather their bustling high-speed railway (HSR) systems which distinguish these countries. The U.S. may have the strongest economy globally, but it under…

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The U.S. has always prided itself on being known as the land of opportunity, and it has been further described as a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and more. With our country becoming increasingly diverse, it is only logical this diversity reflects not only in laws but in our education …

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It is green day! No, I do not mean the band. I mean St. Patrick's Day. While many of us have participated in St. Patrick's Day festivities, I bet not many know the history of the holiday. To many of us, it is just a day to drink and wear green, and in general, that is not too far off. There …

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While it may seem like having different dietary restrictions only affects your diet, in reality, it affects so much more than that. Unfortunately, something not often discussed when it comes to the topic of different people's diets is the social aspect. If you look back to a pre-pandemic tim…

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Movie night rolled around, as it often does, leaving me with no fruitful suggestions. To prevent the otherwise inevitable lapse into a profound sofa stupor, the gathering resignedly settled for the good-old-fashioned American standby: the action movie. A modern, fast-paced one, of course, re…

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Last week, Gov. Tate Reeves lifted the statewide mask mandate and any remaining COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses. This is the second time Reeves has lifted the mask mandate, doing so as well last September, as reported by Bobby Harrison with Mississippi Today. It was reinstated a …

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Last Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced he will be suspending business regulations as a result of the COVID-19 crisis as well as a lifting of the mandatory county mask mandates which have persisted since the beginning of the pandemic. After months of massive government overreach, billions o…

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An artist posts a picture of a hyper-realistic portrait of a woman encased by a floral frame they just completed. Most people would agree this to be a work of art, but when I mention this portrait is not displayed in an art gallery but as a tattoo on someone's skin, your opinion probably cha…

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We all have opinions, and we use the internet to prove it. While leaving a rude comment on someone's post is a good reason to receive backlash, what if you faced backlash for an honest review of a service, company or product? Censorship for reviews should not exist, but some people attempt t…

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Black people have one of the most versatile and unique hair textures with an unlimited number of styles we can pursue. From braids and dreads to afros and relaxers, our hair has evolved over the years to allow us to slay a variety of hairstyles, but as many of us begin to embrace our hair an…

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Go ahead; cancel your cable plan. You have been thinking about it for years, but now more than ever, there is finally a reason to do it. It is over $60 a month given to a company which does not care about you or your life. However, it is not just cable companies taking advantage of you. It i…

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Starkville is an ever-growing city with many available fast-food options and great local restaurants. However, as a college student, I find it difficult to find myself a meal late at night, and the Cookout drive-through line is almost intolerable, as it quickly wraps around the building and …

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Pre-pandemic wedding planning was stressful and crazy enough. Ask any engaged couple or single woman with a Pinterest. Now with a global pandemic factored in, there are added complications and uncharted waters of regulations and health risks. While some have postponed their weddings, others …

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As Valentine's Day approaches, it seems like everything becomes increasingly more pink and covered in hearts. Some really love this time of year and buy into the cheesy scam of sending all their friends and loved ones candy, flowers and treats, while other people are not as into it, and this…

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What do we know of the literature of classical antiquity? Such works as the "Aeneid," the "Republic" and "Ars Poetica" spring to mind. But, soberingly, this pantheon of great literary pieces is more like a greatest-hits list than an exhaustive catalog, for those writings meant for short-term…

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As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to grow past the difficult circumstances it has brought, a possible solution for this past year's chaotic downfall has been uncovered. Two vaccines have been manufactured to prevent the virus from causing further destruction among the…

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Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have recently developed the most powerful weapon yet in the battle against the virus. American pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have developed vaccines in a time unprecedented in human history, and for the first time in almost a year…

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It is a little early to be thinking about your next Christmas list, but when the gift-giving season draws closer, a great present to ask for is a 3D printer. A 3D printer is not a typical gift most people might think to ask for or even know about, so in case you are unfamiliar with what it i…

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The Republican Party, the great bastion of conservatism in America which I ashamedly count myself a member of, walks away from the 2020 elections discovering new ways to lose in spectacular fashion unrivaled in the world of politics since the Jimmy Carter administration. 

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Mississippi State University sponsors a variety of sports ranging from football and basketball to golf and cross country. However, gymnastics is one prevalent sport MSU has yet to adopt. The sport requires high precision, intense training and immense talent to both safely and gracefully exec…

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"Life itself is something of a tragedy." That judgment seems quite harsh, indeed even shockingly pessimistic. But perhaps the taboo surrounding such declarations is due to many years of concerted effort at glossing it over. No one wants to wake up everyday bemoaning existence or feeling life…

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It is safe to say this has been a stressful semester, but now, finals week is upon us. Though this pandemic-era of college courses was rough on all of us students, there is a way for all of us to support each other in these last couple weeks while also maintaining safe social distance: a sil…

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The consequences of COVID-19 running rampant through our lives have clearly been negative. Everyone knows someone who has gotten sick, if they have not themselves, and almost everyone has heard of someone who died from COVID-19 complications. Knowing this, people have had to adapt to the nee…

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We, the editorial team of The Reflector, would like to applaud Mississippi State University for a successful first semester combating the COVID-19 pandemic on the Starkville campus. While cases outside the small town of Starkville continue to skyrocket, MSU has continued to see consistently …

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The 2020 Senate election is a pivotal contest which will shape the destiny of the nation for years to come. The upper house of Congress currently maintains a 53-47 conservative majority, and maintaining a friendly Senate has surely helped President Donald Trump in passing his agenda during h…

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As we head toward the end of the fall semester, we gradually take a step closer to the winter holidays. The winter season approaching typically insinuates Christmas decorations, family vacations, holiday movies and plenty of leisure time to be ahead of us as well. However, with the new addit…

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In case you have somehow missed the message from every Twitter post, YouTube advertisement and news channel, it is important to vote. However, that is sometimes easier said than done. All demographics of people can have difficulty making it to a polling location come Election Day. Most adult…

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With the upcoming 2020 election, Republicans and Democrats are feuding over their party's primary candidates and are constantly trying to tear down their opponent in attempts to promote their candidate. Though our presidential debate is crucial to this country, I want to bring light back to …

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In this day and age, it is so easy to want to completely avoid the topic of politics. With what we have been hearing from both sides of political debates, a lot of the time it feels so toxic to read about and stay informed when it comes to politics. 

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As the 2020 U.S. presidential election swiftly approaches, politics are coming into the spotlight more and more every day. One can find a political agenda around every corner and at every moment. This charged atmosphere has only furthered opposition between opposing parties. As politics atte…

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The Mississippi 3rd Congressional District race provided new opportunities for the people living in this region of Mississippi. Dorothy "Dot" Benford, a community activist from Jackson, is the Democratic challenger for Republican Michael Guest's congressional seat. Guest has represented Miss…

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Mississippi State University's Dorman Hall is not the shiniest or nicest of buildings on campus. In fact, one could not really be faulted for labeling it as slightly dilapidated. The current home of plant and soil sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology and plant pathology is o…

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Before the Christmas décor is completely thrown at us, we briefly get to enjoy spooky season. It may look a little different this year, but costumes are still an integral part of this holiday. Even though this year has not been absolutely the best, we can still make this Halloween better tha…

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In January of 1861, Mississippi was already flying a magnolia flag. Whitney Smith with Britannica notes that since the establishment of the state of Mississippi, and for some time before that, the state used a flag design known as the Bonnie Blue design, a holdover from when part of Mississi…

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On Sept. 30, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves became the first governor in the nation to end a statewide mask mandate after COVID-19 case numbers dropped across the state of Mississippi. Regardless of Reeves' decision, the city of Starkville's mandate remains set in place for indoor, public areas. 

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Medical marijuana is becoming a common ballot item across many states, and the option to legalize it will be presented to Mississippians this November in not one but two different initiatives. The two initiatives are strikingly different, which is most likely due to the source of each initia…

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On Sept. 2, Regina Hyatt, Mississippi State University's vice president of student affairs, sent an email to the student body where she noted, despite the student body's indicated "strong preference" for a face-to-face model, there has been a drop in attendance for face-to-face model classes…

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How much control do you have over your preferences? This existential-angst-inducing question immediately brings the interaction between "nature" and "nurture" to mind; it remains a complex relationship the sciences and philosophy still have yet to unravel. It might be easy at times to compar…

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Following the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, the stakes of the most divisive election in modern American history have significantly raised at the eleventh hour. The debate rages over judicial supremacy over the nine justices.

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Starkville has very few roundabouts, and it should stay that way. Adding more roundabouts in Starkville would simply require even more roadwork around the city.

 

 

 

 

 

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