Entering a new year and new semester is like being born again, although it can be frightening. Even outside of the stresses of school, life can be overwhelming with many new changes and shifts. Fear and anxiety can creep up in the depths of our minds and keep us from focusing on what is most important: our relationship with Jesus. Jesus Christ makes all things new. God wipes our slate clean and gives us new life. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new
Quizzing Our Professors Normally, the teachers ask us the questions about ourselves on the first day of school. This time, we are flipping it around and asking a few teachers from the different departments questions about their lives. This edition, we have asked three professors. One is Dr. Mattox, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chair, & Professor of Biology. The next professor is Dr. Waddell, the Chair, Dean of Graduate Studies, & Professor of Education.
Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Showing gratitude is one of the easiest acts of kindness one person can give to another. There are so many powerful, yet sometimes overlooked, jobs. At Blue Mountain College, there are staff members who work long, hard hours of the day without a “thank you” being uttered their way. A simple thank you can go a long way in making people, not only in the work force but also in th
This spring's production at Blue Mountain College is a virtual play called Virtually Ever After. The BMC Theatre program is taking the stories of well-known fairy tale characters and relating their tales to COVID times. These characters will be interacting over video calls, just as many of us in the real world have become accustomed to doing. While the theme of "fairytales during a pandemic" is definitely fun, it has been quite the adjustment for the BMC Theatre program. Tryi
Winter break during a pandemic is not always as bad as it sounds. A long break is warranted after such a successful return. Compared to the rest of the world, where the restrictions are much more restrictive, I believe that Blue Mountain College did wonderfully for the first semester back. There were obstacles to overcome and unexpected problems to resolve, especially regarding online classes and the method in which to handle said classes. The quote “The road to greatness is
Despite this past year with COVID-19 and all that the world has seen, despite all we have been through, there was a surprise waiting for us upon our return to school. A snowy surprise this January 11 of the new school year has brought very much comfort as well as cheer! Blue Mountain College was having its orientation like normal, but early that day it began to snow incessantly. In silent fury, the snow flew out of the sky and everywhere onto the ground below. People said tha
Blue Mountain College recently offered two fun events for students returning for the spring semester. The first was the BSU Welcome Back party, given the moniker of “Masks and Muffins”. The other was a halfway historic event, as a Chick-fil-A food truck parked at the corner of Main Street and provided delicious sandwiches and chicken nuggets for the entirety of Tippah County. The BSU has a welcome party at the beginning of every semester and always promise a clever, alliterat