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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

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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

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

Choctaw fans scream and shout support despite homecoming loss
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Choctaw fans scream and shout support despite homecoming loss

- Katy Pirkle, contributing writer While Saturday’s homecoming football game may have had a disappointing ending, the MC community succeeded in filling the stands as they came out to support their Choctaws. The Mississippi College quad was packed full of fans, students, family and alumni for the tailgate before the Oct. 18 game. Fans headed … Continue reading

The Head and the Heart serenades Mississippi fans for the first time
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The Head and the Heart serenades Mississippi fans for the first time

-Abbie Walker, Editor The Head and the Heart, an indie folk band from Seattle, entertained a packed house at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson on Friday, Oct. 10. This was the band’s first time performing in Mississippi, and despite their growing popularity since the release of their latest album, The Head and the Heart took … Continue reading

Schlater Chamber Series offers several musical performances this fall
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Schlater Chamber Series offers several musical performances this fall

-Warren Ertle, contributing writer The James S. Sclater Chamber Series is currently in its fifth season since its start in 2010. The series was named after long-time Mississippi College music professor, Dr. Sclater, who is known as a prolific composer, clarinetist, and a member of the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. He performed as a … Continue reading

MC debate team develops skills for their future
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MC debate team develops skills for their future

-Abbie Walker, Editor Ready. Set. Debate. The Mississippi College debate team allows students the chance to effectively express their opinions and ideas in a competitive setting. The MC debate team is coached by communication professor Merle Ziegler. This year’s team consists of members Alex Hendry, Andrew Rock, Cierra Bailey, Eric Anderson, Maggie Wilson, and Christopher … Continue reading

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MC to offer new electrical engineering degree

Tiffany Babb, Contributing Writer Mississippi College consistently strives to offer its students the best career opportunities and the most technologically advanced majors. The most recent addition to this is the new electrical engineering degree coming fall 2015. MC decided to incorporate this degree to cater to the specific environment, experiences, and opportunities that are available … Continue reading

Parks celebrates 45 years of teaching and traveling
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Parks celebrates 45 years of teaching and traveling

-Mary J.C. Segal, Contributing Writer This fall marks the 45th anniversary of Woodstock, Sesame Street, and Dean Parks’ presence in the chemistry department at Mississippi College. The Kentucky native’s first visit to the great state of Mississippi was for an interview with the dean of MC, Howard Spell. Amongst numerous positions available to him, Parks … Continue reading

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Cadet Whittington and MC Mortar Board receive national awards

-Megan Cole, Reporter Mississippi College is proud to announce two awards being received this October. One of MC’s Army ROTC cadets, Grant Whittington, received the National Honors Award, and MC’s Cap & Gown chapter of Mortar Board received the Silver Torch Award. Grant Whittington, a senior kinesiology major, is an award-winning cadet of Mississippi College’s … Continue reading

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Genesis Food Bank hosts food drive on campus

James Osborne The Global Dimensions of Business classes are working with the Genesis Food Bank in collecting nonperishable food goods on campus. Decorated barrels are on campus for donations to be placed in Self hall and the Caf. Nonperishable food items include canned goods, boxed goods, peanut butter, flour, and canned meats. Donations will be … 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

Traumatic Brain Injury in Football
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Traumatic Brain Injury in Football

-Candice Smith, contributing writer According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, football contributed to 46,948 head injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2009, second only to cycling. Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction, resulting from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, according … Continue reading

Anna Grace Govero named pentathlon NCCAA National Champion
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Anna Grace Govero named pentathlon NCCAA National Champion

-Marcelo Maziero, Sports Editor Born and raised in Clinton, Anna Grace Govero, brought to Mississippi College one of the best achievements in the school’s history. Last weekend, she was the pentathlon NCCAA National Champion, which took place in Ohio, and she was also nominated the “field athlete of the meet.” Govero comes from a family … Continue reading

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Symphonic winds concert to be an emotional and entertaining performance

 – Megan Cole, Reporter Mississippi College’s concert band, Symphonic Winds, will be performing for their spring tour on Tuesday, Mar. 3. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come and enjoy the emotion-packed performance at 7:30 p.m. in Swor Auditorium. The event will showcase a variety of pieces from different symphonies and evoke a wide … Continue reading