What's a FAFSA?

What's a FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s from the Fed, and is Big Brother’s (the government's) way of assessing your family’s income and providing additional funding to help pay for school. The funding can come in three forms.

Finding Opportunity: Off-Campus Involvment

Finding Opportunity: Off-Campus Involvment

Here's the cool thing. When you move to Mississippi College, you move to Clinton and the greater Jackson area, so while you are a MC student, you are also a member of a much larger community with a ton of cool opportunities. A lot of students forget this, and don't take advantage of the opportunities in the area. 

Overwhelmed?

Overwhelmed?

The semester is a month in, and it seems as if all of the projects, parties, and papers are coming in one huge wave. With midterms right around the corner (Yes, they are happening sooner than you think), it's easy to feel overwhelmed by school, work, and personal events; however, you don't have to let this stress overtake your life. 

Senior Checklist

Senior Checklist

Senior year is here, and if you are like me (I'm also a senior, except in college), you feel a bit overwhelmed and as if you have no idea of what you are doing. Lucky for you, I have been a senior in high school (and have enlisted the help of the awesome admissions counselor, Michelle Ladner), so I'm here to help you figure out what in the world you should be doing right now. 

CoWorking: Community for Professionals

CoWorking: Community for Professionals

For those of you who know me, you know that I’ve always been a pretty free-spirited individual; because of that, I absolutely dreaded the thought of working all day in a dull and fluorescent office environment for the majority of the rest of my life. I majored in Public Relations (shoutout to the Comm. Department!) in hopes that I could at least work somewhere high-energy and fast-paced to make being in an office a little less vanilla. Regardless, I spent so much of my time in college worrying about how I was going to survive in the “real world,” because I felt like I wasn’t made to fit in the boxes I assumed I would be shoved in after graduation.

An Ode to the Library

An Ode to the Library

Directly across the North side of the Quad lies the Leland Speed Library. Upon entering the library, one is not swept up in a rapturous sense of the sublimity of knowledge. The carpeted floors, groups of arm chairs, and the circulation desk announce functionality, yes, sublimity, no. A weightiness and a seriousness characterize the library. This is because the library is, first and foremost, a symbol and center of learning. 

If I Could Do It Again: Mary's Perspective

If I Could Do It Again: Mary's Perspective

Facebook memories have been hitting me hard recently. With less than nine months left at Mississippi College, I am constantly being reminded of the best memories from the past three years, and I would be lying if I said that part of me wasn't wishing that I could go back to being a freshman. I would also be lying if I told you that these memories from my time at MC don't make me tear up a little. 

Now What?

Now What?

So, now what? What are you supposed to do now that Welcome Week is over, you've settled into all your classes, and college has become normal? Don't worry, because I've got some suggestions. 

Fall Concerts

Fall Concerts

It's time for your favorite bands to hit the road for their fall tours, which means there are so many great concerts happening in and around Mississippi.

Let's Talk About It // NSPW 2016

Let's Talk About It // NSPW 2016

While for us this is just a four day school week with a little less stress than normal, it's also National Suicide Prevention Week, and today we're going to talk about it. 

Finding Yourself in College

Finding Yourself in College

For this blog, I was told to think about what I would tell an incoming Freshman if I could only tell them one thing, and I had all sorts of great lines like "You are your biggest obstacle," "Don't Stop Believing," and "Timing is Everything," and "Don't waste your time." However, despite the potential for countless Journey references available in some of those titles, I have decided to go in a different direction. I've decided that since I can only tell you one thing, it's going to be something shocking, something antithetical to almost everything you have heard or read about college.

A New Year is Here

A New Year is Here

Friends, a new school year is coming. 

We are only four sleeps away from Move-In Day and eight from the first day of classes. Our summer is ending, a new semester is coming, and we have a lot to look forward to. 

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

You're Still Smart if You have to Try

In high school, I was able to breeze by with A's without studying at all. I could half-do my homework and never read a chapter and make it through the semester with better-than-most grades (except in math... I hate math). I didn't study, I didn't apply myself, but I never finished a class with a poor grade. I considered myself a natural genius. College taught me that I am, in fact, not. 

A Guide to Long Distance Friendship

A Guide to Long Distance Friendship

As the school year approaches, it's likely that many of your friends will move to a different college than you, and both your and your friends' lives will start to look drastically different. The dreaded long distance friendship has caused many a once 'best friends for life's to drift away, with both content to carry on without the other. If reading that causes a face to flash in your mind and a stubborn defiance to take root, declaring, "No. Never. Not our friendship," then this is the blog for you. Here are some things to consider when you and your best friend have to go long distance. 

The Balance of Responsibility & Freedom

The Balance of Responsibility & Freedom

Being a freshman is so fun because you're experiencing a plethora of new things while also learning how to grow up. You have college level courses, equip with college level home work and exams. But, you also don't have parents to update on your constant whereabouts or a curfew to honor. You have classes everyday, but you have a number of free skips. You have free weekends and friends across the hall to adventure with, but you'll have tests on some Monday mornings. You have responsibility and you have freedom, and in my opinion, in order to have a successful freshman year, you need to learn how to balance the two.

What's Up, Doc(umentaries)?

What's Up, Doc(umentaries)?

I am a huge documentary fan. I love to glimpse into someone else's life and to see their stories unfold before my eyes. 

Now, before you continue to read this blog, I need to warn you. Some of these documentaries contain strong language and thematic elements. We believe that these documentaries all contain stories that are worthwhile, even if it's just for entertainment value. Since you're aware that you might come across some elements that don't necessary align with a Christian worldview, continue reading!

Orientation Suggestions for a Better Life

Orientation Suggestions for a Better Life

Hey guys! It's Charlie, and I'm here to tell you that our final orientation is just around the corner...tomorrow, in fact. I know that some of you have already been, but a few of you saw that this blog was for orientation and immediately looked like this: