Question: “Would you rather go to a haunted house or pumpkin patch?”

Question: “Would you rather go to a haunted house or pumpkin patch?” Will McCarty  “A haunted house because pumpkin patches are boring. Haunted houses are entertainment.”  Mary Evelyn McPherson  “A pumpkin patch because they are family-oriented and the purpose is to make you happy, not scared.” Mary Katherine Martin  “Haunted house because pumpkin patches remind... Continue Reading →

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Office of Public Safety September Recap/by Kienna Van Dellen

From Sept. 4, 2020, to Oct. 2, 2020, the campus safety officers made a total of 35 dispatches. Officers dispatched to five miscellaneous alarm calls, three walkthroughs, and two dispatches of returned property across campus. Many calls were for information, assistance, or patrolling of the campus.  However, some were more serious cases. There were five... Continue Reading →

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Writing Center Adapts to COVID-19 Restrictions/by Rachel Faulk

The Mississippi College Writing Center has reopened for in-person tutoring sessions this semester, taking a number of precautions to ensure a safe environment for both tutors and writers amid COVID-19 concerns.  After operating fully online for the second half of the spring semester and the summer, the Writing Center’s physical location reopened on Aug. 27,... Continue Reading →

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Fall Weather Sneaking In/by Marquisha Mathis

It all happened very fast, but that’s how everything in life happens. I’m talking about this fall weather that just suddenly crept up on us in Clinton, Miss. I think that the fall weather is great in terms of getting to wear warm sweaters and getting to finally have hot chocolate. Who can complain? But... Continue Reading →

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Residence Life Brings New Air to Campus/by Kienna Van Dellen

All residential buildings on campus will be receiving new air conditioning systems to combat COVID-19. The Ward Mechanical Company has already started installing Plasma Air in each building. Plasma Air uses bipolar ionization technology to purify indoor air at the source of contamination. “Depending on the environment, indoor air can be up to 100 times... Continue Reading →

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Piazza Fountain Undergoing Renovation/by Austin LaBrot

The Piazza has been quiet lately, and not just because COVID-19 restricts group gatherings. The pitter-patter, splashes, and drips of MC’s picturesque fountain are missing, because the fountain is taking a much-needed self-care hiatus for restoration. “The fountain disappeared quicker than D.B. Cooper,” exclaimed senior accounting student Riley Street, comparing the fountain’s disappearance to the... Continue Reading →

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The Arrowhead Opens Submissions/by Arrowhead Staff

It’s that time of year again! The Arrowhead, Mississippi College’s own in-house literary and arts magazine, is accepting submissions for its 2021 edition. The magazine is calling all writers, poets, artists, and graphic designers in any department across campus to submit their best work, and is accepting submissions until the end of the Fall 2020... Continue Reading →

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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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