Press Play: Your Podcast Playlist

Press Play: Your Podcast Playlist

Podcasts have the power to change lives, to open our eyes, and to broaden our thoughts. If you haven't been keeping up with the Choctawk this summer, we've been trying to present ways to stay healthy and to enrich your/our lives. I fully believe that podcasts add so much to my day to day routine. Whether I'm on a run, cleaning, cooking, or driving, I have a podcast on to learn about new innovations, hear a great story, or become aware of current events. 

12 Times the Clock Tower Looked Flawless

12 Times the Clock Tower Looked Flawless

The Clock Tower which sits upon Nelson Hall is the icon for Mississippi College. Sure, campus has the Kugel and the Arches, but nothing compares to our Clock Tower, which chimes on the hour and plays beloved hymns. Not only does the Clock Tower ring throughout campus letting its students know they're late to class, but it also looks amazing in any condition or angle. Don't believe me? 

Check out these twelve times the Clock Tower looked flawless. 

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

In a few months, students will flood the campus of Mississippi College, bringing distinct perspectives and life experiences with them. College provides one of the best opportunities for you to expand your mind through classes and the different people you encounter. It's exciting, growing, and sometimes, a bit shocking and frustrating. The truth is, though, that you can encounter different minds without leaving your room. Reading provides us with a way to step into others shoes, explore lands we've never seen, and think thoughts we would have never contemplated. Do yourself a favor and read something this summer. If you don't have any ideas, we've thought of a few based on your interests. 

Summer Suggestions: For (almost) Freshmen Only

Summer Suggestions: For (almost) Freshmen Only

You're done with high school, and you're not at college yet. So what do you do? You may be tempted, as I was, to waste your time playing video games or watching Netflix while yearning to be at MC. However, I am here to tell you that you can actually prepare for your time at MC in the comfort of your own home!

Meet the Summer Staff

Meet the Summer Staff

Like most things at MC, the tower gets quieter in the summer. Most of our callers and bloggers leave for the summer to travel, work at camp, or chill at home.  A select few, though, stay in Clinton and continue to call the Tower home in the warmer months. You'll be hearing a lot from us over the next few months, so we thought a proper introduction was due. Without further ado...

How to NOT Make Your Freshman Schedule

How to NOT Make Your Freshman Schedule

Something big happens at Orientation. Something that can be intimidating and scary if you don't know what to expect: making your schedule. The good news is you will have a wonderfully qualified advisors working one-on-one with you to help your figure what classes your should take. There are some things though that your advisor may not have time to tell you, so the Choctawk is here to tell you what you shouldn't do.

A Mindful College Pursuit for Juniors

A Mindful College Pursuit for Juniors

When I was a Junior in high school, I didn't even have college on my radar. I was content with putting all college decisions off until my Senior year. However, lots of my friends were already visiting schools, meeting with coaches and departments, and researching admissions requirements, so if you're not like me and want to get started on finding the right school for you, keep reading. 

Treat Yourself Well This Summer

Treat Yourself Well This Summer

I have a confession. The other day, I sat all day on my couch and binge-watched The Office. My sole meal  for that particular day consisted of chocolate chip banana pancakes and peanut butter. Now that's out in the open, I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't spend your summer like that. With the summer heat pounding down and left-over exhaustion from classes, lazy days are sometimes needed, but the problem arises when those days become the entire summer. You only have one body, so treat yourself well this summer. What does that look like practically? We have some ideas! 

What to Do in Clinton in the Summer

What to Do in Clinton in the Summer

Throughout the school year, thousands of students call Clinton, MS home. Because there are so many things to do during that time (CAB events, informals, club meetings, class, homework, etc.), students can easily overlook the unique things Clinton itself offers, so the Tower brainstormed and thought of some of amazing things to do in our lovely town. If you are calling Clinton home this summer, visiting for a day or so, or taking notes for next school year, here are our ideas. 

What to Watch on your Summer Nights

What to Watch on your Summer Nights

Free time is something that seems foreign to students, but it's summer time and, as they say, the living is easy. Since we all get to live a few months without academic responsibilities hanging over our heads, it gives us a great opportunity to do a lot of things we don't have time for during the school year. 

It's An Experience

It's An Experience

The heartbeat of what I heard from students is this:
Mississippi College is an experience. 

Yes, MC is a block of buildings and it is made up of a few thousand students and staff members. Yes, it has its faults. Yes, it is a place to come and get an diploma. But it is so much more. 

Faithful Friends

Faithful Friends

As a twenty-one years old, I could learn a lot from my kindergartener self. As a kindergartener, I grasped the fact that sometimes I had to share my favorite toy with my friend because my friend was worth that. Somewhere along the way between my five year old counterpart and the junior in college, the concept of sacrificing for my friends became more difficult. Most of the time I know exactly how to be a good friend, but ultimately, being someone's friend proves inconvenient. 

You Can Always Go Home

You Can Always Go Home

College is a wonderful time full of new experiences, new people, and new places; however, sometimes all of the new gets in the way of the old--the old experiences, people, and places. Coming to college puts you in a strange place, caught between two homes.

Flashcards, Finals, Finished

Flashcards, Finals, Finished

I don't know about everyone else, but I am striving to turn in final projects and to take final exams. Notice I didn't say struggling, but striving. If we flashed back to Freshman year, I would not be able to say the same thing. I was struggling. Since my Freshman year, thankfully, things have changed. 

The Transfer Experience

The Transfer Experience

Transferring to a new college is completely different than coming in as a freshman, but I have realized that transfers are not that different after all. Yes, we come in older, but we are just as confused as everyone else, if not more disoriented. It takes some time to get used to a new school no matter who you are.