Monthly Archives: October 2020

Mississippi College Votes

On Tuesday, October 20, we put four polls on our Instagram story. We asked MC students and Collegian readers to cast their votes for president, Mississippi state senator, the proposed Mississippi state flag, and the legalization of medical marijuana in Mississippi.  When asked to vote for either President Donald Trump or Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United

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Social Media’s Effect on the Election/by Kienna Van Dellen

Social media’s influence on this year’s election seems to be greater than ever before. The pandemic left millions of Americans stuck in their homes with time to become more active on social media. Candidates aren’t door knocking or going out nearly as much. Social media platforms give politicians the ability to connect with voters where they are. This creates a

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Alt-Right: Age of Rage & Current Political Violence/by Meredith Stratmann

“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.” This quote from Friedrich Hegel found at the beginning of Alt-Right: Age of Rage, sums up the 2018 documentary well. Focused on the return of political violence, this one hour and 45 minute work follows two leaders. The first, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, is an activist who helped launch the

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Cross Country Teams Claim Top Finishes at Lone Home Meet/by Elliot Reeder

Saturday, Oct. 17 marked the first and only home cross country meet of the season at the Watson Invitational for the MC men’s and women’s cross country teams. The Lady Choctaws won their second straight event while the men’s team finished second.  Individually on the women’s side, redshirt sophomore Jazmin Hernandez claimed her second straight individual title as she set

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Worship Collective Releases New Album/by Morgan Miller

On Oct. 26, MC’s Worship Collective released their newest album to streaming platforms. It is their fourth album overall as well as their first Christmas album. Fittingly titled “Joyful and Triumphant,” the album comes with a story of perseverance as it was being worked on while COVID-19 overtook normal life. “When COVID hit, we had the band parts for these

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MC Goes Big Screen/by Austin LaBrot

History professor and Reconstruction-era enthusiast Melissa “Missy” Jones was interviewed by both Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) and MSNBC within the span of a week. Jones shared her knowledge on women’s suffrage and African American Mississippi ancestry.  MPB reached out to the Mississippi Humanities Council asking for an expert in the history field on women’s suffrage. The Humanities Council suggested MC’s

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The Haunting of Bly Manor Creates Both Emotion and Scariness/by Marquisha Mathis

A gigantic roller coaster of emotion and scariness all wrapped in one.  That’s how the new show “The Haunting of Bly Manor” on Netflix can be described. It is the trending follow-up series to “The Haunting of Hill House,” another hit on Netflix. It opens with an older woman known as “The Storyteller” sitting on her couch before suddenly making

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