Let’s Get Hired/by Elijah Cardenas

MC’s Career Services has been working hard to prepare what Piper Walters, MC’s Coordinator of Student Employment, calls “our biggest event of the year.” Career Day is the annual on-campus opportunity for students to network with local businesses and pursue internships and jobs for the spring and summer. Career Day will take place on Feb.... Continue Reading →

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Why Pam Beasley Is Overrated/by Elliot Reeder

Pam Beasley is viewed by many as a lovely mother and the main female protagonist in the show The Office, but here is the thing: She’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread. She’s not this unbelievably incredible female role model. She is very overrated. Here is why. Pam led Jim Halpert on for years... Continue Reading →

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Graduation Changes/by Austin LaBrot

New traditions for the Choctaw family will be here soon. Spring commencement will be held on Friday, May 8, in various locations across MC’s historic campus.  “This will be MC’s first ceremony on the Quad,” said graduation marshal Kyle Brantley. “The school decided to change graduation after Dr. Thompson’s inauguration ceremonies.”  Dr. Thompson’s inauguration went... Continue Reading →

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Campus Checkup 2.0/by Austin LaBrot

A collective hush fell upon the Mississippi College campus on Dec. 18 when finals finished, students traveled home, and many walked across the stage at graduation. However, it was go-time for the Physical Plant crew.  Like summer break, the Physical Plant had a to-do list of quick improvements they wanted the campus to experience in... Continue Reading →

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Make-A-Wish Upon a Choctaw: Kaleb’s Wish Comes True

Every 34 minutes, a wish is granted to a child by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. In Mississippi alone, 165 children are diagnosed with a new terminal illness each year. Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant a wish to every eligible child.  On Jan. 16, 2020, MC students and faculty gathered... Continue Reading →

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Tempest Rehearsals in Full Swing/by Kyle Hamrick

“Where’s our fourth goddess?” called Dr. Phyllis Seawright as she assembled a scene from words on a page to the living stage. The actors on stage assemble on an invisible ship, and await the order to conjure up a storm, wreck the ship, and begin the show.  Seawright’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is... Continue Reading →

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Continuing the Legacy/by Austin LaBrot

Dr. Blake Thompson has some big plans up his sleeve for the Blue and Gold family. Many students see, hear, and imagine these plans daily – yes, this is referencing the Chick-fil-A taking over The Commons in August 2020.  But there is more to the university’s future than chicken. In the last few weeks, Laura... Continue Reading →

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Popping the MC Bubble/by Meredith Stratmann

Alumni, current MC students, faculty and visitors alike are all aware of a phenomenon specific to the main Mississippi College campus in Clinton, Miss. This occurrence is what is commonly referred to as the “MC Bubble.” This bubble encompasses a certain look and persona that many people at MC strive to achieve. This way of... Continue Reading →

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1917: Our Generation’s Private Ryan/by Kyle Hamrick

“On or about December 1910,” wrote the famed author Virginia Woolf, “the human character changed.” This line has been used to introduce World War I since time immemorial, and it couldn’t be more true. World War I blended old school military tactics with new and deadly technology. Around 10 million soldiers died, while many high... Continue Reading →

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Lou Holtz Speaks at Athletics Fundraiser/by Kyle Hamrick

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, friends of MC reunited in Anderson Hall to observe the Dr. Don Phillips Mississippi College Athletics Dinner. This evening of feasting, fundraising, and fellowship has been held annually since 2002, and is one of the major fundraising events for MC’s athletics department, raising over $2 million over the past 17 years. ... Continue Reading →

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Slow the Roll to Christmas/by Elliot Reeder

Black Friday to around Dec. 28--that is Christmas season. Christmas season does not begin the day after Halloween. Christmas season does not begin in early November, but rather the day after Thanksgiving. November should be a time of celebrating fall, the end of the harvest, and the leaves turning orange and yellow. Not a time... Continue Reading →

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MC Cross Country: A Program on the Rise/by Elliot Reeder

  Cross country might be the most uniquely challenging sport in terms of early mornings, rigorous training, mental trials, and both literal and figurative rough terrains. The Mississippi College Cross Country coach Matthew Reneker believes that there is a sweet spot in terms of balancing training hard enough and not training too hard to where... Continue Reading →

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Authentic Eats at Los Amigos/by Kyle Hamrick

Along with a Dollar General and a generations old gas station, no Southern town would be complete without a Mexican restaurant. I practically grew up on “cheese dip” and fuh-gee-tas served in dimly lit cantinas decorated with ceramic peppers and sombreros. And Taco Bell...c’est magnifique! It is therefore no surprise my tastes are hardwired to... Continue Reading →

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Falling for Autumn Activities/by Meredith Stratmann

It’s October, almost November, and you know what that means. It’s finally fall! By this point, everything is falling: leaves, grades, and rain. But in the midst of a flurry of midterms, papers, and presentations, arguably the best season of the year has descended on us. There is no shortage of fall activities in which... Continue Reading →

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MC’s Own TV Personality/by Austin LaBrot

Dr. Glenn Antizzo will make his eighth television appearance on Nov. 5, 2019, to discuss election results and offer insight to Magnolia State politics. The Mississippi College political science professor has been making appearances on ABC affiliate WAPT-16 since the early 2010s, promoting America’s second-oldest Baptist university well. “I try to put politics into plain... Continue Reading →

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The Band PACIFIC Rocks MC/by Naomi Taylor

On Oct. 18, 2019, up-and-coming alternative rock group The Band Pacific performed a concert on Mississippi College’s campus to raise money for Batson Children’s Hospital of Mississippi Dance Marathon. The Freshman Leadership Initiative Program (FLIP) decorated the Caf patio with shimmering lights in all the trees and bushes, creating a very MC and aesthetically pleasing... Continue Reading →

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Meet the Campus Wildlife/by Elijah Cardenas

One of the most interesting features of Mississippi College’s picturesque campus is one that isn’t included in the tuition costs. The wildlife at MC continually provides a feeling of life and vitality to campus that other campuses in the area lack, no matter how different they claim their squirrels are. A host of strange and... Continue Reading →

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The Homestretch to Homecoming/by Elijah Cardenas

Mississippi College is currently abuzz with anticipation for one of MC’s most time-honored and thrilling events of the year: homecoming.  Taking place Oct. 21-26, homecoming this year will feature the return of many of MC’s favorite traditions, as well as some new events never before featured as a part of this monumental week. This year’s... Continue Reading →

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Emergency Preparedness/by Austin LaBrot

Mississippi College leaders are expanding safety measures across campus.    Incidents on the campus are so rare that buzz quickly spreads when something does happen. Two occurrences happened in the past month where non-students have come on campus property with bad intentions. Luckily for students, staff, and the surrounding community, MC Public Safety leaders were able... Continue Reading →

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Four’s A Crowd/by Jared Vardaman

In the great adventure that is college, a person’s roommate is a major factor that can either make or break their year. We’ve all heard the roommate horror stories. Roommates with drugs in their mattresses, hiding their significant other in the closet when the RA checks rooms, or even worse: never flushing the toilet or... Continue Reading →

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Unsung Heroes of Preview Day/by Austin LaBrot

A four-member team of Physical Plant staff made Preview Day possible Saturday, Sept. 14.  From check-in at B.C. Rogers to the Academic Marketplace, Alfred Daniels and the General Service Department has a checklist to complete to make Preview Day a well-oiled event for prospective students.  The first Preview Day for the 2019-2020 school year brought... Continue Reading →

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A Tale of Two Home Games/by Kyle Hamrick

Let it be known I am by no means a sports reporter.  The chessboard movements and strategies that revolve around a football elude me. When everyone else yells, I yell; when everyone else groans, I groan.  This, therefore, is an exclusive study of the people who sat in the stands for the season’s first home... Continue Reading →

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