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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

Sports

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

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

Clinton Public Schools, MC work together to make Clinton an Educational Powerhouse
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Clinton Public Schools, MC work together to make Clinton an Educational Powerhouse

-Alexa Jenkins, Copy Editor Clinton, Miss., is a good place to get an education. Not only is it home to Mississippi College, the state’s oldest university which is consistently ranked on ‘Best College Buys’ lists, but the Clinton Public School District has also been recently ranked as the No. 1 district academically in the state. … Continue reading

Artist Profile: Casey ‘Ladyface’ Clark
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Artist Profile: Casey ‘Ladyface’ Clark

-Bethani Thomas, Opinions Editor Casey Clark is a lover of acrylics, woodcutting, and exotic animals. She is a senior at Mississippi College from Madison, Miss., studying studio art, and she has already completed her minor in art history. Clark, on thinking back to her first realization of her passion for art, recounted, “You know how … Continue reading

Raymond’s Little Big Store keeps good music spinning
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Raymond’s Little Big Store keeps good music spinning

-Abbie Walker, Editor From Beatles to Beethoven, Elvis to The Eagles, vintage vinyl is stacked high as music of all forms fills up the spacious rooms of the old train depot. In fact, downtown Raymond’s Little Big Store has one of the largest musical collections in the metro-Jackson area. “It’s starting to climb up the … Continue reading

Star 93.5, ministering to the MC and Clinton community since 1975
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Star 93.5, ministering to the MC and Clinton community since 1975

-James Osborne, News Editor “This is where it all began, here in these four walls, it’s great to be back,” said Ben Ingram of the Atlanta Braves Radio Network and Mississippi College Communication Department Alumnus of the year, during an on air interview at WHJT Star 93.5 with station manager Doug Amacker. Of his time … Continue reading

Follies: This Year and Back
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Follies: This Year and Back

-Megan Cole, Reporter Follies is a Homecoming week tradition that marks the nearing end of the pledge process for Mississippi College’s clubs and tribes. Tribes and clubs have been performing these skits for quite a while, and this year’s 2014 Follies is the 30th production in MC history. “Something Old, Something New, Something Gold, Something … Continue reading

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Reality Shows: Self-esteem Verses Self-destruction

-Candice Smith, contributing writer On one end of the spectrum, you have your more positive and upbeat reality television shows such as “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Duck Dynasty,” and “19 Kids and Counting.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are the loud, obnoxious, unruly, pull-your-hair-out, cat claw … Continue reading

Arts & Entertainment

Combination Spring Concert

-Megan Cole, Reporter Crescendo, fortississimo, sforzando! Audiences are invited to experience Mississippi College’s Combination Concert, a performance featuring many campus musical groups. On Apr. 19, Symphonic Winds, MC Singers, and The Women’s Chamber will be performing together in a joint concert. The event will take place in Swor Auditorium at 3 p.m. Admission is free for … Continue reading