I consider a few different places to be my “home:” where my wife and I currently live, my hometown where my parents live, and Mississippi College. When I travel back to Clinton, I still feel the rush of excitement when I pull up to the red light on Springridge road and see the beautiful campus rise across the horizon. When I see Mississippi College, I see a place that I still consider home. I might live in Nashville, but a huge part of my heart is still at MC.
I've watched, year after year, as we all seem to feel like we have to overcommit. It's like there's something telling us that we aren't allowed to say "no" to opportunities. It's as if we believe that if we aren't busy, our time here isn't being well spent. We walk around campus, wearing busy like a badge of honor, priding ourselves on our packed schedules and endless commitments.
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.
Hey y’all, it’s Ashton! I’m a sophomore and I fell in love with MC after attending a Preview Day when I was in high school. We are hosting a Preview Day this Saturday September 13 and I wanted to share my Preview Day story with you all!