Over the past few months, the Choctawk team has been having some pretty serious discussions on religion, politics, personal tragedies, and the need we see in the world. When you come to college, you'll come across people who believe differently than you, and you'll wrestle with your own beliefs and what they truly mean for your life. We feel as if these conversations are necessary to life, necessary to find the common humanity in others. Thus, we have decided to begin a series to discuss the hard things we've encountered; this is part one.
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.
Politics are in the air as the Presidential race within each party tightens. This is especially apparent on college campuses, including Mississippi College, where the two main parties, Republicans and Democrats, are represented through student organizations. Each organization has the same overall purpose: increasing voter turnout and registration, raising political awareness, and fostering respectful discussions between opposing ideologies. Here's a look into these two organizations.