A Guide to Finals Self-Care

A Guide to Finals Self-Care

Somewhere in the midst of it all, the culture of college has made us ok with losing our ability to function normally during finals. However, this doesn't have to be true. It's possible to do finals well without sacrificing your self care. Today, I give you my (rough) guide to surviving finals while still being a person.

Transitions and Changes in College

Transitions and Changes in College

This time in your life is filled with many changes, most notably in your first experiences at college.  Included in this blog is a perspective on how to embrace the change and adapt to the alterations in your lifestyle.

Restaurants to Try in the Jackson Area

Restaurants to Try in the Jackson Area

Searching for a new favorite restaurant in Jackson? Looking to explore the area and potentially try some foods you've never had before? This blog highlights many of the local restaurants that all need to at least be experienced once in your time at MC.

A Collection of MC Memories

A Collection of MC Memories

As the semester is ending and graduation is fast approaching, another class of seniors is about to graduate. We will be leaving with a diploma and our own set of experiences that we collected during our time here, and today, I want to share some of those experiences. The stories that follow come from a handful of seniors that were kind enough to share one or two of their favorite memories from their time at MC. And, as everyone's MC experience is different, these stories are as diverse as the students that shared them.

Finding "The One:" How to Start Your College Search

Finding "The One:" How to Start Your College Search

So then, knowing that there are so many incredible colleges to choose from, how on earth do you get started with picking just one? That's a valid question & one that I asked myself more than once in my high school career. There are so many possibilities that it can be difficult to even begin looking for the right college fit. By the grace of God, I found my way to just the right place for me & today I'd like to share a few tips I picked up along my own college-search experience. 

Resurrection Power: An Easter Devotional

Resurrection Power: An Easter Devotional

On Resurrection Sunday obviously, Christ's resurrection is prominent & celebrated joyfully. It is a day of remembering the cost of salvation and rejoicing that God the Father would pay the price of his Son for such a broken world. But what about the other days of the year? What does it look like to focus upon the resurrection of our Savior on a Monday in March or a busy summer Saturday? If Christ's resurrection gives us victory over death through the Holy Spirit, what does it look to live in that resurrection power daily?

Dear High School Me...

Dear High School Me...

Reflection is a healthy part of growth in life. When we look back to our pasts & take a close look at who we used to be, not only do we see how far we've come but we can recognize the most important parts of the journey. Reflection allows us to learn from everything that life has either handed us politely or thrown quite forcefully at us. With that in mind, here are two of the Choctawk bloggers' takes on their high school selves in the form of letters.

No Major? No Sweat!

No Major? No Sweat!

So you want to go to college but you don't have a ideas for a major...well then, I've got a story for you.

Once upon a time there was a high schooler who needed to make a lot of big decisions & that freaked her out big time. Making life-altering choices such as choosing a college felt daunting when she had no idea what direction (literally or figuratively) she wanted to go in life. She felt like the unknown was far too close for comfort, & it overwhelmed the planner in her. While her doctor-aspiring friends were applying to colleges with the best pre-med programs & her future-architect-friends found schools suited to their needs, she felt as though she had nothing to go on at all in the college decision-making process. However, by the grace of God & the advice of a few people, she ended up at a school that she loves &, after some time, studying a subject she also loves. 

How to Budget at College

How to Budget at College

An underrated skill that is essential to learn in college is personal budgeting.  In this blog, Tyler shares some of his learned lessons and also much advice as to how the college student can win financially.

The Last One: A Senior's Perspective

The Last One: A Senior's Perspective

I graduate college in close to thirty days, which is both exciting and terrifying. It's cliche, but it's seriously so hard for me to believe that I'm a senior. I feel like I went to orientation last month, or even just declared my major a few weeks ago. But yet, here I am, sitting in the library working on my capstone project. I've learned that the life of a senior is really different from that of an underclassmen, but it's not something that's talked about very often. Today, I want to invite you guys into the life of a senior, because, whether you're about to graduate high school or finish your sophomore year, you'll be here one day, and I want to give you an idea of what it's like.

Doubling Up (in Majors!)

Doubling Up (in Majors!)

But what if your passions & your talents don't quite line up quite perfectly? Or what if you're incredible at a wide variety of things (people like that really do exist, I promise) & you're also passionate about them all? Or maybe if you just simply can't quite make up your mind about what to do. That's why there's such thing as a double major!

When Home is Far Away

When Home is Far Away

Here I am, not unlike hundreds of other people here on MC's campus, at a school hundreds of miles away from where I live. I wouldn't trade it for the world, namely because I know that I am exactly where I am meant to be, but there are times that it gets hard being so far from home.