No Scholarships for Remote Students/by Austin LaBrot

Coming back to campus in August created some concern among students and parents. Colleges are hotspots for easy transmission of any disease – not just COVID-19. Many people confined in small spaces while  interacting constantly means MC could easily become a petri dish.  This concern was noted by administration, specifically the Fall Opening Task Force... Continue Reading →

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Administration Encourages COVID-19 Testing/by Austin LaBrot

From the “Mask Required” signs across campus, to entering buildings through certain doors, COVID-19 does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon. One way MC is attempting to keep the coronavirus from spreading across campus quickly is through “random testing.”  Beth Stapleton, Campus COVID Coordinator, sent an email on Sept. 1 informing the... Continue Reading →

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What is your go-to quarantine snack?

Brennan Heard  “Oreos and peanut butter are fire!”  Nga Truong  “Menthol cough drops hit differently sometimes.”  Lillian Sisson  “Dry cereal. I literally carry a box of cereal everywhere I go.”  Bryan Matthews “ Everything. Unfortunately, everything.”

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MC Intramurals Add E-Sports/by Jace Aymond

For many MC students, participating in intramurals is one of the most anticipated events of the semester. Aspects such as enjoying quality time with close friends, the competitive nature of sports, as well as bringing the whole MC family together are why intramurals have become a well-loved and important part of the MC experience. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

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Hollywood Goes Back to Work/by Morgan Miller

In March, COVID-19 effectively shut down the entire film and television industry. Productions were stalled or cancelled altogether, forcing people to put beloved stories on hold for the greater good of public safety. Actors, directors, and producers all went home, and the public was left to re-watch old favorites while news of suspended productions and... Continue Reading →

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Movie Theaters Open Their Doors Again/by Morgan Miller

Across the nation, select movie theaters have finally been allowed to open once again following a lengthy closure due to COVID-19.          AMC, the biggest theater company in the world, has begun the process of opening up almost two-thirds of its locations across the United States. The other one-third will remain closed until given the... Continue Reading →

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A Flag for the Future/by Kyle Hamrick

By: Kyle Hamrick The first petition I ever signed was to remove the Confederate emblem from the Mississippi state flag. A friend posted a link on Facebook, and I ascribed my virtual signature in support. At last, I thought, Mississippi can finally let its wretched past be past.  In June, the 1894 Mississippi flag slid... Continue Reading →

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An Overpopulated Caf/by Marquisha Mathis

What to do? What to do? We knew that coming back to Mississippi College this fall would present both advantages and disadvantages. Standing six feet apart, wearing masks, washing your hands, and following the social distancing guidelines are an important part of the task in order for the university to keep everyone safe. Everything from... Continue Reading →

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President Thompson Reveals COVID-19 Strategy/by Austin LaBrot

While MC students were enjoying their months-long Spring Break, administration, faculty, and government officials deliberated the university’s reopening for Fall 2020.  Last semester, as reported early by Collegian staff, the university updated its emergency preparedness procedures. There were guidelines created for each building on campus. What to do and where to go in the events... Continue Reading →

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SGA Taking COVID-19 Head-On/by Kienna Van Dellen

The student government on campus at MC serves as an advocate and voice for the students. Year after year, the council continues to bring motivation, new ideas, and creativity to create a better campus. MC welcomes in a new board of leadership this year. Micheal Washington is stepping into the role of President, Damon Wright... Continue Reading →

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What was your favorite quarantine hobby?

Hannah Moore:  “My favorite quarantine hobby was teaching my dog tricks! He never learned to roll over….” Evan Phillips: “My favorite quarantine hobby was making vlogs and posting them to my Instagram @_evan_phillips. You could say I’m quirky.”  Caleb Baldwin: “My favorite quarantine hobby was fishing. After hours of fishing out of a kayak, I... Continue Reading →

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“Now He is a Martial Artist”/by Elliot Reeder

When Evan Del Rio arrived on the campus of Mississippi College in 2018, he came on as one of the most talented cross country recruits that Mississippi College has ever gotten. MC cross country coach Matthew Reneker said “When Evan signed, I knew that he was super talented...Right away, I knew that Evan was going... Continue Reading →

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GSC Postpones High Contact Risk Sports/by Elliot Reeder

Following the NCAA’s decision to cancel Division II fall sport championships, the Gulf South Conference decided to postpone football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball until at least January 1.  Golf and cross country competition is still allowed in the fall, even though they will not have an NCAA championship event.... Continue Reading →

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Ethan Sakon: the Man and his Stickers/by Kyle Hamrick

They’re everywhere. Slapped across a water bottle, camouflaging a shimmery silver laptop, and even on Dr. Blake Thompson’s iconic golf cart, Ethan Sakon’s stickers appear on smooth surfaces across campus and beyond. What started out with a profile on the art website Redbubble as a creative outlet for history-themed stickers is now a lucrative studio... Continue Reading →

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Will Mulan Bring Honor to Us All… Again?/by Bryan Matthews

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since the release of the original “Mulan.”  At that time, Disney was reinvigorated and grew exponentially due to a renaissance of animated films. They made a new slate of legends that matched their previous great works like “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “The Jungle Book.” The renaissance... Continue Reading →

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Add It to the Core Curriculum/by Marquisha Mathis

I find it very interesting how you just scroll through social media, regardless of the platform. Especially if you follow news outlets, you always find someone’s opinion or thoughts on a particular topic, and you’re left wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that first?” The Washington Post made a post on Instagram a couple of... Continue Reading →

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Student Success/by Austin LaBrot

The Mississippi College Office of Student Success is typically housed in Leland Speed Library; today, it is housed on Google Meet. Regan Atkins, the office’s director, has been working tirelessly to make sure students have an outlet for all their learning needs.  Since COVID-19 was found in Mississippi, moving classes entirely online, many staff members... Continue Reading →

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“The Virtual NFL Draft”/by Elliot Reeder

On April 23, the first round of the 2020 NFL draft will take place. Thirty-two players will be selected to continue their football careers at the pro level. After that, 233 more players will be selected over the course of the two days following. There will be seven rounds and 255 total players selected. This... Continue Reading →

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To The Editor/by Dr. Reid Vance

To the Editor: My first letter to an editor of a newspaper was sent in the late 1980s, to the Jackson Daily News, on a topic I now can’t remember.  In the decades since, I’ve been tempted to fire off other opinionated missives on any number of issues vital to societal discourse—for example, how video... Continue Reading →

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What Are the Students Saying?/by Kienna Van Dellen

In the past month, Mississippi College has had to change the way they operate drastically. Students switched to online Zoom classes, professors started teaching from home, and the MC leaders have had to make numerous decisions in a short amount of time.  On Thursday, April 16, 2020, MC President Blake Thompson publicly announced that the... Continue Reading →

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We’re Almost to the End/by Marquisha Mathis

 It has been really hard staying at home and not being at Mississippi College. At first I was excited because of spring break. I needed a break from schoolwork and campus. However, the coronavirus has begun to spread all over the world. The world went into panic! I went into panic as well, but it... Continue Reading →

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Staying Physically Fit/by Jordon Gray

If you are like me, then you are struggling to stay fit during this pandemic. With public gyms being closed, at-home workouts seem to be the way to go. The problem is that working out at home is kind of difficult. For many people, home is a safe haven and place of rest. It can... Continue Reading →

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Onward We Go/by Morgan Miller

On March 6, Disney and Pixar released Onward into theaters across the world as the newest film to come from the two studios’ successful partnership. It combined the voice talents of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, promising an entertaining story about two brothers and the fantastical journey they undertake. Reviews were favorable, and the film... Continue Reading →

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Hey, Seniors. How Are You Doing?/by Marquisha Mathis

 Are you angry or sad? Do you want to fight the world for what has happened within the past month? Are you still shocked by the recent events?      It’s been a little bit over a month since the coronavirus has taken the world by storm. Universities, sports events, restaurants, etc. have been closed down. We’re... Continue Reading →

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The Writing Center Goes Digital/by Austin LaBrot

The Mississippi College  Writing Center has been fully equipped to help students remotely. As COVID-19 continues to keep students away from MC, the Writing Center can meet students wherever they are.  Writing Center Assistant Director Lingshan Song, said 17 tutors have been trained to work via Zoom, online chat, and online correspondence.  Leading the Writing... Continue Reading →

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Transition to Online Classes/by Megan Hendricks

Due to COVID-19, schools all over the world have made a drastic transition to online classes, and this is not how some individuals anticipated finishing the rest of their semester. Many students have gone into a panic! It’s more about the thought of not being on campus, sitting in a class and hanging out with... Continue Reading →

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