Our Staff

Editor in Chief: Hannah Blankenship


Hannah Blankenship is a senior from Huntsville, AL, studying journalism and Spanish.

She joined the Reflector in the pursuit of becoming a real-life Rory Gilmore (although ideally with a better love life).

Outside of the office, Hannah enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and playing sports.

Her favorite song is "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles.



Managing Editor: Daniel Dye


Daniel is a senior studying biological sciences from Meridian, Mississippi.

He began working with the Reflector in August 2019 as a way to try something new and to have a break from schoolwork.

He loves to hike, spend time outdoors, listen to music, hang out with friends, and go to the Refuge.

One of his favorite songs is “Eyes of the World” by The Grateful Dead.



News Editor: Heather Harrison


Heather Harrison is a junior communications major with a double concentration in public relations and broadcast journalism.

She joined the Reflector in September 2020 because she has always wanted to write for a newspaper, and her news writing class made her realize how fun journalism can be.

Heather likes to listen to records, walk her dog, go out to eat, picnic at the Refuge, and watch movies with her friends.

Her favorite song is "Souper Trouper" by ABBA.



Life Editor: Sarah Morgan Johnson

Sarah is a senior English major from Birmingham, Alabama.

She joined The Reflector in the first semester of her freshmen year on a Rory Gilmore-induced whim.

She stayed because of the wonderful community present in both The Reflector, MSU, and Starkville.

She enjoys taking part in just about any activity your grandmother would enjoy, and firmly believes that Starkville is the most enchanting place in the world.

Her favorite song is “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” by Ella Fitzgerald.




Opinion Editor: Emma Dotson

Emma Dotson is a senior communication major with a concentration in public relations.

She joined The Reflector because she wanted to be apart of an organization that truly conveys Mississippi State’s essence and the fascinating things that go on, not only on campus, but in Mississippi.

In her spare time, Emma likes to play soccer, hike, travel, and play video games.

Her favorite song is "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin.


Sports Editor: Tanner Marlar

Tanner Marlar is a junior studying print and digital journalism.

A change of major led to him joining The Reflector in the spring of 2020.

Outside of the office, Tanner is a small engine and marine mechanic.

His favorite song is "You Can Have the Crown" by Sturgill Simpson.




Graphics Editor: Will Pearson  

Will Pearson is a senior studying fine arts and painting.

Will joined the Reflector because he thought it would bring great experience when looking for work outside of school.

In his free time, Will likes to travel and photograph the many things he encounters.


Online Editor: Joshua Britt

Joshua Britt is a sophomore majoring in information technology services.

He joined The Reflector because he enjoys working with websites and also enjoys journalism.

He is a big fan of professional wrestling throughout all decades, spanning from timeless Memphis classics to modern performances in Japan.

He also enjoys graphic design and is a graphic designer for MSU Esports.

His favorite song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.



Photography Editor: Adam Sullivan

Adam Sullivan is a senior communication major with a concentration in journalism.

Adam joined the Reflector his sophomore year to get out of his comfort zone, meet new people, and become a better photographer.

When he isn't taking photos for the Reflector, some of his hobbies are skateboarding and tracking meteor showers.

His favorite song is "I Can't Win" by The Strokes.



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Circulation Manager: Amiyah Brown

Amiyah Brown is a senior accounting major from Caledonia, MS. 

Amiyah likes to watch crime shows, get fro-yo at Local Culture, and help others.

She joined The Reflector to get involved on campus and because as a kid, she always wanted to throw newspapers out the window.

Outside of work, she is a regular college student who enjoys binge watching Netflix, reading and hanging out with friends.

Her favorite song is "Deja Vu" by Olivia Rodrigo.



Advisor : Josh Foreman

Josh Foreman was the editor-in-chief of the Reflector from 2004 to 2005.

He spent several years living and teaching abroad after graduating from Mississippi State in 2005.

He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and has written three books of narrative history with Ryan Starrett.

To learn more about Josh and Ryan's work, visit his website.

One of his favorite songs is "Idiot Wind" by Bob Dylan.




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