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America’s Excessive Military Spending

-Andy O’Brien, Assistant Editor Last week, the House of Representatives passed a $3.8 trillion budget for the next fiscal year. The plan calls for raising military spending from $523 billion to over $600 billion. Meanwhile, some estimates say that the total U.S. government debt will reach $21.7 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2015. … Continue reading

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MC Security announces purchase of Drone

-Justin Mainous, Contributing Writer High above the campus of Mississippi College, something has been spotted moving through the sky. There have also been reports of strange noises being heard outside dorm room windows over the past few months. What’s the explanation for these strange occurrences? Mississippi College’s Director of Student Safety, Charlie McConnell, has the … Continue reading

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Riff Raff announced as concert guest for 2015 MC Welcome Week

-Benny Warnick, Arts & Entertainment Editor Mississippi College’s SQUAD of Welcome Week organizers have announced the artist that will make a mad descent into MC Welcome Week 2015. Rapper and MTV reality star Riff Raff will provide musical entertainment for the university’s kickoff concert to welcome the new class of Choctaws. Riff Raff, also referred … Continue reading

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Choctaw basketball honors senior players

-Hannah Richards, Contributing Writer Last week, the Mississippi College Choctaws basketball team honored their senior players in a small ceremony during halftime and before the men’s game. Both the men’s and women’s team had several players who were playing their last game as a Choctaw in A.E. Wood Coliseum. The women honored four players during … Continue reading

“Hayes Gets Down to Business with a Bluegrass Band”
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“Hayes Gets Down to Business with a Bluegrass Band”

-Leah Letson, Contributing Writer On a typical day at Mississippi College, a student may find many treasures on campus, one of which is Bryan Hayes, associate professor of marketing in the school of business. He can run a 5k in 18 minutes and 20 seconds, enjoys flying radio-controlled airplanes, submerses himself into his music, and … Continue reading

Paxton Peak: Clinton’s Outdoor Headquarters
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Paxton Peak: Clinton’s Outdoor Headquarters

-Abbie Walker, Editor Nate and Beth Shores have always been outdoor fanatics. But it wasn’t until this past December that they turned their love of exploring nature into a business. Now Clinton residents can embrace their own outdoor spirits by visiting Paxton Peak, Olde Towne’s newest addition. The store is named after the Shores’ 11-month-old … Continue reading

Graduate students start cancer exercise rehabilitation therapy program
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Graduate students start cancer exercise rehabilitation therapy program

-James Osborne, News Editor This past semester, MC graduate exercise science students have been working on a new internship program in partnership with Central Mississippi Medical Center. The program will help benefit cancer patients and survivors who are still fighting to gain back their strength. The program is called Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation Therapy, and its … Continue reading

How to make healthy eating choices during the holiday season
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How to make healthy eating choices during the holiday season

-Candice Smith, contributing writer ‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie, fudge, gingerbread, Hershey’s kisses, sugar cookies in the shape of Rudolph and an extra notch or two added to the ole belt buckle! From Halloween through the New Years, these two months are packed with holiday parties, family gatherings, Christmas shopping and no school, which … Continue reading

The Art of Choosing the Right Christmas Gift
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The Art of Choosing the Right Christmas Gift

-Paige Easley, Contributing Writer Christmas presents are considered to be important by many members of today’s society. Numerous people give gifts to show others how much they care. Freshman Rebecca Spinks, shows love for her friends and family by striving to give presents that reflect the receiver’s personality. Spinks said, “I listen for what people … Continue reading

Men’s Soccer National Championship: A season victory despite game loss
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Men’s Soccer National Championship: A season victory despite game loss

-Marcelo Maziero, Contributing writer As the semester comes to an end, so do some Choctaw sports. The Mississippi College soccer season in particular ended last Wednesday, Dec. 3. The MC soccer team had one of the most successful seasons in the college’s history, wrapping up the season with a 12-6-2 record (12 wins, 6 losses … Continue reading

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The Chosen Ones: The Life of a Lost Girl

-Morgan Barber, contributing writer The “lost boys and girls” of Sudan is a foreign topic to some Mississippi College students as well as many Americans. A recent movie called The Good Lie staring Reese Witherspoon informs the ignorant about these thousands of lost children orphaned by war. They walked across three countries with many obstacles … Continue reading

Kucia to speak for this fall’s “Last Lecture” series
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Kucia to speak for this fall’s “Last Lecture” series

-Tiffany Babb, contributing writer  Imagine only having one more chance to share your thoughts and wisdom with others. These are the circumstances that Randy Pausch experienced when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. After he knew he was dying, he gave his ‘last lecture’ as a college professor. Pausch’s lecture was written in … Continue reading

MC’s Chemistry Department Makes Headway in Scientific Research
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MC’s Chemistry Department Makes Headway in Scientific Research

-James Osborne, News Editor What sorts of experiments are being done in the basement of Hederman? One of the most historic departments on Mississippi College’s campus is the chemistry department, which has been a growing part of MC’s studies since 1894. The chemistry professors and students are constantly participating in research projects which could, over … Continue reading

What’s Your Study Soundtrack?
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What’s Your Study Soundtrack?

–Megan Cole, Reporter  Nearly everyone listens to music. Some people prefer certain genres, while others are open to anything and everything. But what kind of music is the best to study to? Finals are approaching and students everywhere are preparing. This typically includes stocking up on plenty of snacks, taking well-deserved Netflix breaks, and of course, … Continue reading