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1826 to Close Doors, Reopen as Event Space / By: Kyle Hamrick, Editor in Chief

As students prepare to welcome Chick-fil-A and Einstein Bros. Bagels to a renovated Commons in the Fall 2020 semester, another campus favorite will be gone by the end of this semester — 1826. According to Mike Prince, Director of Food Services, 1826, the beloved cafe on the Piazza, will close its doors “for good” as a restaurant in May. However,

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Get To Know Our New Provost, Dr. Keith Elder / By: Kyle Hamrick, Editor in Chief

This summer, Dr. Keith Elder, a professor and professional in the field of public health from Birmingham, Alabama, will succeed Debbie Norris as provost and executive vice president. Elder currently serves as the program director for the Samford University School of Public Health, a program he founded four years ago in July 2016 to teach students how to “address health

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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 stage. The flooding occurred over

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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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“Rise Against Hunger” with the School of Business Service Club/by Kyle Hamrick

820 million, 21% of Africa, and 10% of the world. These three figures, according to statistics reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, represent the number of people facing hunger in the world today. It’s hard to imagine that somewhere someone, in the 21st century, doesn’t know where they will get their next meal – or

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