Our History


The Reflector, student newspaper of Mississippi State University, was founded in 1884.

The newspaper was first published as Dialectic Reflector from 1884 to 1889.



The name was changed to College Reflector in 1889 and ran under that name until 1922.

Beginning in 1922 the name changed to The Reflector.


The English Department published The Maroon and White for a brief period in 1944-1945 during World War II. All student campus activities had been suspended. Enrollment on campus was very small due to the war.

Following the war, The Reflector resumed publication and continues to this day as the oldest running college newspaper in the SEC.


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Mississippi State University's yearbook, The Reveille, has numerous mentions of The Reflector.

You can view the archives of the publication here.


Our Old Advisors & Editors

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The Department of Communication

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MSU Communication Department




The History of Our Website

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