The Books of the Summer

The Books of the Summer

Even though you may work a job or take summer classes, hopefully you've been able to take advantage of the season & its opportunities to fill your mind with the stuff of books. If you haven't though, no worries, because you've still got time! For the last remaining month of summer, make it your goal to get through at least one book. If you're wondering where to begin, read on to discover some of the favorite books of the summer from me & some of my bibliophilic friends.

Restaurants to Try in the Jackson Area

Restaurants to Try in the Jackson Area

Searching for a new favorite restaurant in Jackson? Looking to explore the area and potentially try some foods you've never had before? This blog highlights many of the local restaurants that all need to at least be experienced once in your time at MC.

The Road to RN

The Road to RN

Ever wondered what it's like to be in nursing school? Personally, I am perfectly content in the History & Foreign Language Departments, but since I have several friends in nursing school, I've always been curious as to what goes on in Cockroft Hall, the building that houses the prestigious Mississippi College Nursing School. So, I talked to one such friend named Haley Hanks to learn a bit more about the lives of nursing school students. Here's the window she gave me into what it means to be in nursing school, as well as several tips for how to deal with everything that comes your way as a nursing student!

10 TED Talks To Watch

10 TED Talks To Watch

At TED events, people are given a platform to share their experiences and ideas. Watching TED talks is an easy way to open your mind to new ideas and stories.

Caf Hacks

Caf Hacks

Here's some simple math for you. Eating three meals a day, you'll eat 225 meals per semester (not counting weekends). If you think that's a lot, just wait. For four years in school, that puts you at a grand total of 1,800 meals, give or take. That still excludes weekends. Even if you never eat breakfast (whoops, that's me), you're still eating 1,200 meals Monday through Friday in your college career. With that being said, I personally find it pretty important that those meals be healthy & tasty. 

So then if you're a Caf-rat, if you're a to-go sort of Caf-eater, or if you eat in the Caf in any sort of capacity, read on for some tips on how to tackle eating well in MC's Caf.

The Reason for the Season: Valentine's Day & the Saint Behind It

The Reason for the Season: Valentine's Day & the Saint Behind It

Hearts, roses, chocolates, flowers, & everything red & pink; when I think of Valentine's Day, that's basically what comes to mind. All that & of course those massive teddy bears bigger than an NFL lineman that fill the shelves in the holiday sections of most stores. But what is this "lovey-dovey" holiday really about besides an excuse for single ladies to host a Galentine's Night or for cute couple to go on a even cuter date?

Valentine's Night In // Year 3

Valentine's Night In // Year 3

For the past two years, the Choctawk has contributed to your Valentine's Day by bringing your a list of our favorite rom-coms. As college students, we understand that most people can't afford a crazy nice dinner or extravagant date. So, we're here to help. For the third year in a row, here are our suggestions for how to spend your Valentine's night in. 

Valentine's Day When You're (Always) Single

Valentine's Day When You're (Always) Single

Today, as Valentine's Days and its messages of discontentment come our way, I'm going to walk us through the most common lies we can be believe about being single. 

Valentine's Day When You're (Newly) Single

Valentine's Day When You're (Newly) Single

Part of living the independent life constitutes looking out for yourself, and time apart from dating can result in incredible personal growth. As you continue reading, see if my advice applies to your situation.