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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COVID-19 in Canada/by Kienna Van Dellen

The pandemic is sweeping through the world one person at a time labeled as COVID-19. This new virus, also known as the coronavirus, is a respiratory illness similar to the flu with its symptoms. Severe cases can lead to extended intensive care unit stays or even death. The USA, China, Spain and Italy are among... Continue Reading →

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Rewind Back to Choctaw Football/by Elliot Reeder

I decided that since we do not have sports going on right now that I would look back at football season and do a full season recap of the Mississippi College 2019 football season.  Things really started to click this season for the Choctaws. The triple option offense started taking over games and the defense... Continue Reading →

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Waters Roll Out, Students Roll In/by Kyle Hamrick

On Saturday, Feb. 22, several students from across campus volunteered with Samaritan’s Purse and helped individuals impacted by flooding on the Pearl River in Jackson and Ridgeland.  According to the National Weather Service, The Pearl River rose to its third highest recorded level on Monday, Feb. 17, cresting at 36.67 feet, eight feet above flood... Continue Reading →

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What Do You Meme?/by Meredith Stratmann

On Feb. 12, 2020, the internet was taken by storm. It was on this day that the iconic meme account “mc.needs.arbys” was started on Instagram, and it’s been winning the hearts of MC students ever since. This account has grown to over 650 followers in less than two weeks, only posts 100% original content, and... Continue Reading →

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What’s Up With Housing?/by Marquisha Mathis

Shall we start from the beginning? Many of us came to Mississippi College as freshmen or transfers. Before we even got here, the idea behind living spaces according to MC’s website was that the East Tower, Mary Nelson, and Gunter were for female freshmen. The West Tower, Latt-Webb, and Chrestman were for female upperclassmen. Whittington... Continue Reading →

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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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