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Moving Forward With Determination To End This Virus / Kienna Van Dellen

As summer draws to a close, incoming and returning students face a new school year, bringing new challenges and experiences. While the excitement rises as we come home to campus, many of us are concerned with returning to campus with a new variant spreading rapidly across the state.  As of Aug. 12, 2021, the state of Mississippi has reached new

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Join the Collegian Staff!

The Mississippi Collegian is seeking students to fill staff editorial and business positions for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested students should grab a form from the first floor of Aven and return it to Dr. Reid Vance as soon as possible. Positions will be filled prior to the end of the semester. Applications for editorial positions (Editor in Chief, News

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Finals Week Update/by Kienna Van Dellen

Finals week is approaching, and many students are wondering what exams will look like this semester.  “Final exams are likely to be somewhat similar, but also different,” said Debbie Norris, Associate Provost and  Graduate Dean at MC. “Many faculty are creating new ways of teaching that are enhancing the learning outcomes. One example is flipping the classroom–providing recorded lectures and

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Piazza Fountain Undergoing Renovation/by Austin LaBrot

The Piazza has been quiet lately, and not just because COVID-19 restricts group gatherings. The pitter-patter, splashes, and drips of MC’s picturesque fountain are missing, because the fountain is taking a much-needed self-care hiatus for restoration. “The fountain disappeared quicker than D.B. Cooper,” exclaimed senior accounting student Riley Street, comparing the fountain’s disappearance to the perpetrator of an airplane hijacking

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Student Organizations Endure Amid Social Distancing/by Meredith Stratmann

When the first mentions of COVID-19 were whispered at the beginning of the year, few people foresaw the longer effects this virus would incite. While everyday things at Mississippi College have changed, like being required to wear a mask at all times, and daily checking in with the Campus Clear application, a number of policies regarding other university entities have

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What was your favorite quarantine hobby?

Hannah Moore:  “My favorite quarantine hobby was teaching my dog tricks! He never learned to roll over….” Evan Phillips: “My favorite quarantine hobby was making vlogs and posting them to my Instagram @_evan_phillips. You could say I’m quirky.”  Caleb Baldwin: “My favorite quarantine hobby was fishing. After hours of fishing out of a kayak, I would get bored, jump out

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What Will the “New Normal” Look Like?/by Kyle Hamrick

It has been six weeks since the dome fell over the Mississippi College community.  In that time, students, forced to adapt their daily routines of independent college life to the rhythms of home, have done their best to meet the double-edged challenge of completing the remainder of the semester online while maintaining their sanity. In a world shrunk down to

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Student Success/by Austin LaBrot

The Mississippi College Office of Student Success is typically housed in Leland Speed Library; today, it is housed on Google Meet. Regan Atkins, the office’s director, has been working tirelessly to make sure students have an outlet for all their learning needs.  Since COVID-19 was found in Mississippi, moving classes entirely online, many staff members at MC have also begun

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