Author Archives: The Collegian

Elijah Cardenas: Using Poetry to Find Yourself/by Morgan Miller

Creative talent exists across all corners of MC’s campus, taking shape in the form of writers, artists, musicians, and countless other expressive endeavors. Elijah Cardenas is one of those forms of creative talent, utilizing poetry to showcase his love of language. A junior English Writing major hailing from Texas, Cardenas has been writing poetry for a few years now. As

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The Myth of the Moderate/by Morgan Thomas

In the divisive arena of American politics, the conversation often focuses on how “polarized” things have become. Op-eds and online blogs have proliferated the idea that America must turn away from “extremism on both sides.” But in this fairy-tale world of constant compromise and middle-ground, what is actually being lost?   Recent years have seen the American political sphere shifting further

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Football Looking Forward to Spring Season/by Charlie Williams

On Aug. 12, 2020, the Gulf South Conference announced the fall football season would not be happening. Along with conferences across all levels of college football, they made the decision that a football season would not be possible with the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of stopping. When asked about the cancellation, senior linebacker Jaylan Woods said the announcement was

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Mental Health Awareness is Human Awareness/by Kyle Hamrick

I used to think that people who struggled with mental health issues were weak, unable to cope with life’s often uncomfortable realities. My friend Ben, a senior psychology major from Tupelo, Mississippi, made me realize my assessment was unbelievably wrong. On the contrary, people who struggle with mental health issues are the strongest people one might ever meet. Their struggle

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Movie Theaters Battle COVID-19 and Streaming Services/by Morgan Miller

Of the many experiences sorely missed since the intrusion of COVID-19, time spent in movie theaters ranks among them. Before life was interrupted, few things could compare to the joy of walking into your local theater, buzzing with excitement for the newest blockbuster. The smells of fresh popcorn would overwhelm the senses, and the big screen would fill the eyes

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