Nolie Ramsey

A Day of Kindness

A Day of Kindness

In the midst of all the Valentine's Day hype - the blinding aisles of red and pink and shiny balloons - one important, albeit less flashy, day of February gets shoved to the side, but this day, too, celebrates love: love towards our fellow human beings. This Friday, February 17th, is one of the best days of the year: Random Acts of Kindness Day, and I think we would all benefit from sharing it. 

Best Blogs of 2016

Best Blogs of 2016

As we're about to enter a new year, the Choctawk team wanted to take a second to look back on all we've published this year. So, here are our top ten blogs of 2016. 

MC Christmas Traditions

MC Christmas Traditions

Around this time of year, MC gets extra festive. We love Christmas here, and why shouldn't we?  After all, we are celebrating of our Savior's birth, so without further ado, here are some of our Christmas traditions.

College and Real Life

College and Real Life

I had an idea of what college would be like. In all my high school musings, I always pictured myself having the time of my life in college. Late night food runs and heart-to-hearts, road trips, and cool events on campus. Even studying for classes and taking tests were fun at my imaginary college. I do not attend my imaginary college. My time at Mississippi College has been transformative. The people I've met, the texts I've read, the pages I've written, and the questions I've asked have caused me to grow.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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...

Oh the Pages You'll Read!

Oh the Pages You'll Read!

Do you like books, thrifting, wild squirrels, old records? Well, come by Alumni Gym within the next couple of days! MC's Leland Speed Library sponsors a huge used-book sale each year, and it's finally arrived. Nolie Ramsey joined me as we fangirl-ed our way through thousands of books. We have a plethora of photo evidence from our book bazaar experience. Check it out!

To Rush or Not to Rush? My General Rush Story

To Rush or Not to Rush? My General Rush Story

Hey guys, Nolie here! It's hard to believe that this time last year I was just getting settled in at MC! Welcome Week was over and classes had started. I was getting into a routine, and then something astronomical happened -- General Rush! Here's my story!