Monthly Archives: February 2020

A History of Parchman Prison and a Call for Reform / By: Kyle Hamrick, Editor in Chief

According to an article in the Jackson newspaper, the Clarion Ledger, dated Feb. 2, at least 14 inmates have been found dead in Mississippi prisons since late December 2019. Most of these wrongful deaths, the article continued, occurred at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Sunflower County, better known as Parchman Farm. The article revealed the prison’s long difficulty maintaining the

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Breaking Down Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez/by Elliot Reeder

Recently a documentary that chronicled the story of famed NFL star turned convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez was released on Netflix. As someone who is a huge football fan and who was captivated and shocked by the Hernandez arrest, investigation, trial, and conviction, I knew I had to watch it. Here is my review of the documentary as it attempted to

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Lady Choctaw Softball Team Looking to Build Off of Last Year’s NCAA Tournament Run/by Elliot Reeder

The Mississippi College softball team has quickly become one of the most consistently high-performing teams in the GSC since making the jump to Division II in 2015. Last season, the Lady Choctaws won 40 games overall and won two games in the NCAA Regionals before falling in the region final. MC head coach Brooke O’Hair believes that that run will

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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 smoothly, Brantley noted. “The Quad

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“Guava Island” and Childish Storytelling/by Meredith Stratmann

In 2019, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, produced a short film, “Guava Island.”  This short film spans just 56 minutes, but it sure is a whirlwind. I found this nugget when I was staying up late one night and streamed it on Amazon Prime. If you’re looking for something off-beat and a bit confusing, this is the film

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Choctaw Baseball Has Built a Championship-Caliber Program/by Corey Rholdon

The Mississippi College baseball team has built a championship-caliber program over the past few seasons. Just a few years ago the team was 12-34, but the past two seasons they have won a combined 64 games including a Gulf South Conference (GSC) championship. This season there are a lot of new faces, and it has gotten off to a rocky

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