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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Heartfelt Moments and Heart-Stopping Fear: A Review of IT: Chapter Two/by Jared Vardaman

Horror fans globally screamed with delight after the trailer for IT: Chapter Two released last spring. 2017’s first installment of the IT franchise was praised for its dramatic cinematography, unnerving images, and superb casting choices. Actor Bill Skarsgard, who plays the film’s toothy titular terror, even admits to being affected emotionally after playing the character.... Continue Reading →

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When the Choctaws Come Marching In/by Austin LaBrot

Mississippi College football fans will see more action than just touchdowns, field goals, and tackles at next year’s home games.   MC’s own marching band will make the perfect addition to football games in Fall 2020. Coming to Mississippi’s oldest university is Duncan Goff, director of the marching band. With over 30 years of band experience,... Continue Reading →

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Adjusting to America/by Elliot Reeder

When Joshua Davies moved from England to the United States to play soccer here at Mississippi College, he was met with brutal heat that he had not experienced before. “It’s been ridiculously hot. Training every day at 1:30, right in the middle of the heat of the day. It’s definitely not that hot in England,”... Continue Reading →

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What Should Happen to Ratliff/by Elijah Cardenas

Amid the many exciting changes that took place at MC over the summer, going into the fall semester, one major decision on the part of the administration was to shut down Ratliff residence hall instead of making attempts to renovate or repair the deteriorating dormitory. With this decision came a host of questions, chief among... Continue Reading →

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New Chapel, Who Dis?/by Kristian Brent

Mississippi College chapel has gotten some big upgrades this semester. Students no longer trek to First Baptist Clinton; the service is now being held in the heart of campus at Swor Auditorium. Students can also ditch the Arkaive app. Attendance is being taken through a quick and easy scanning process. Worship music is being provided by... Continue Reading →

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Ready To Grind/by Elliot Reeder

The Lady Choctaw soccer team will be looking to build off of what was arguably the best season in program history in 2018. Last year, the team went 16-4 overall with a 12-1 mark in conference play and made a run all the way to the NCAA Division II Round of 16. The opening weekend... Continue Reading →

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The MAC Center Wants to Send You Across the Globe/by Austin LaBrot

Beth Stapleton wants to see Mississippi College students enrich their educational careers around the world.  Announced in Spring 2019, the Edward McMillan ‘MAC’ Center for Education Abroad houses all study abroad programs under one roof. The program was officially launched Aug. 1, with Stapleton as Director. Mississippi College began a $2 million campaign to fund the newly... Continue Reading →

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Continental Tire Plant Offers Internships/by Megan Hendricks

Two miles west of Clinton, the Continental Tire plant will offer paid internships appealing to Mississippi College students.  Students will receive training in different areas such as communication or recruiting. Mississippi College Law School graduate Marnise Webb was recently selected to join Continental's global human relations graduate program with training in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Students who... Continue Reading →

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Take a Seat/by Elijah Cardenas

In the flurry of new changes taking place at MC, a few new additional places for students to sit on campus may seem like a small thing. But for the residents of several of MC’s on-campus dorms, the installation of new furniture has provided a warm welcome back for the fall semester of 2019. Lobby... Continue Reading →

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Striding to the Finish By: Damon Wright

The fall sports for Mississippi College are beginning to wrap up, and these teams are no strangers to finishing strong. The Choctaw football team beat the Shorter Hawks on a late-game pick six, the men’s soccer team has come from a 2-0 deficit to beat out rival Delta State, and the women’s soccer team has... Continue Reading →

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Football’s Hot Start By Elliot Reeder

A hot start to the season has given the Mississippi College Choctaw Football team a renewed sense of energy and confidence as they head into Gulf South Conference play. The Choctaws have opened up the season with two home non-conference wins over Clark-Atlanta (31-30) and Southwest Baptist (34-9) respectively, and they have opened up the... Continue Reading →

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On Pace for Greatness By: Damon Wright

One of the key components to a consistently successful program comes down to a little thing called attention to detail. Attention to detail, a frequent saying expressed by the Mississippi College head strength and conditioning Coach Michael Shumaker, is the constant notice and appreciation of the little things that make an entire unit function. The... Continue Reading →

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Josh Robinson: GSC Player of the Week By: Sadie Wise

Mississippi College’s Joshua Robinson was named GSC Player of the Week after his top notch performance in the team’s season opener against Nova Southeastern. The senior forward is from London, England, and this is his fourth year being with the Choctaws. “I’m very happy about being named Player of the Week,” Robinson said. “I’m really... Continue Reading →

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New Year, New Coach, Same Goal By: Damon Wright

The 2018-2019 school year has begun and there is a new intoxicating aura of positivity on the Mississippi College campus. MC has ushered in Dr. Blake Thompson as its new president; he brings a youthful excitement with him and is looking to take the university to heights it has never been before. The football team... Continue Reading →

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Seeing Double By: Sadie Wise

Fall semester is in full swing at Mississippi College, which can only mean one thing: football season is upon us. With the start of a new school year comes the beginning of a new athletic year as well. The Choctaws have added a new offensive coordinator, Coach Tommy Laurendine. Coach Laurendine is joining the Mississippi... Continue Reading →

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