Ashton Ray

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.

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.

What is Emotional Health?

What is Emotional Health?

My sophomore year, I had a lot of breakdowns. I found myself overrun by anxiety and unable to do life well because I was so overwhelmed. I made myself do everything all the time; I never said no to anyone and I believed that, in order to "be successful" I had to act as invincible as Wonder Woman. I think it goes without saying that, at one point, I hit a wall. I crashed, completely exhausted and unsure of what to do. I thought I was healthy; I was in counseling, I was in a good place with Jesus, I was physically healthy, but I still wasn't okay.

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College Essays: Four Writers' Advice

College and scholarship essays can be incredibly stressful to write. It often feels as if so much rides on the words you pick to represent yourself in front of a committee. Why, let's be honest, it can feel as if your entire future rests in how well you can write an essay. We as writers, however, want to give you some advice to hopefully make this time less stressful. 

How to Study

How to Study

Today, all four of us are here to share with your our studying tips and tricks. We come from three different majors and four different points of view, but we're all upperclassmen, so we like to think we have a grasp of how college works.

My Summer Abroad

My Summer Abroad

Time is a funny thing. Three weeks ago today I flew back to Alabama from Rome, Italy. Two days before that, I was wandering the streets of Paris with some of my friends. And still, the four weeks prior to that I was living in Salamanca, Spain studying Spanish and learning a thing or two about life. 

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...

Lessons from my Sophomore Year

Lessons from my Sophomore Year

Hey Future Choctaws! The semester is over, which means I'm halfway done with college and I'm kind of overwhelmed by that. Sophomore year has been a lot of things and I can honestly say that I didn't anticipate any of them. Here are seven (of the one million) things I've learned this year.

10 Things to Make You Happy

10 Things to Make You Happy

Today, Elizabeth and I want to be happy. The good news is that we want you to be happy too. So on this fine Friday, as finals are breathing down your neck and stress is a thing, we're here to give you ten reasons to be happy (and procrastinate a little bit more).

Chenoa: A New Tribe, A New Sisterhood

Chenoa: A New Tribe, A New Sisterhood

Hey friends! It's Ashton on the blog today to keep y'all up to date with the happenings of MC life. As you probably know, MC doesn't have fraternities and sororities, but we have a Club and Tribe system that offers students a way to be involved on campus. Today, I'm here to tell y'all about the newest tribe on campus: Chenoa.

A Soundtrack for your Studying

A Soundtrack for your Studying

Hi friends! It's Ash and Liz here to provide with some smooth tunes to carry you through finals. We know that an essential part of studying is having the perfect background noise to both fuel your productivity and provide you with sweet relief when the stress gets to be too much. We've compiled some of our favorite study music together to make the ultimate finals playlist

Procrastination Techniques

Procrastination Techniques

Hello fellow students. It's Ashton here. Within the past ten minutes, I've eaten a tortilla, walked laps around the cubicles, and yelled at people from the tower window. I wish I had a logical reason for why I did those things, but I don't. We are a generation of procrastinators and while it affects our work progress and homework load, it is what it is. We are the #ProctastinationNation and as finals come around, it's the perfect time to embrace it.