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VOL. 81 • No. 4

Thursday,December 5, 2013


Book buyback starts Dec. 10 By Heather Carlisle

Textbooks are crucial to every student’s education and are the second most expensive requirement to attend a college or university. From Dec. 10-13 and Dec 16, Northwest is having a textbook buyback at the campus bookstores on the Senatobia and DeSoto campuses. Students can expect to get back up to 50 percent of the book price back, depending on condition of the textbook. A check will be given to the student the same day as buyback. As for books the campus cannot accept,

there will be a booth set up with an outside used book buyer available. Their requirements may differ for buyback. For Oxford center students, the Rebel Bookstore offers a buyback program. Students may email the ISBN numbers to rebel_books@yahoo. com to receive a quote within 24 hours. Prices and eligibility will vary upon condition. They accept looseleaf copies and international editions at 20 percent less than quoted price. According to their website, the Rebel Bookstore does not accept books with water damage, missing or torn pages or cover, stains, mildew, damaged spine, and excessive writing or highlighting. Any textbook must include the CD, study guide or other supplement, if applicable. CDs must be in working condition. Students returning next semester for the

Ole MIss DeSoto 2+2 program may purchase books at the Rebel Bookstore in-store, or by phone or web. All orders include free shipping with $100 or more purchase. They offer book rentals, saving roughly 50 percent; used books, saving roughly 25 percent and eTextbooks, saving up to 60 percent, that allows highlight and note-taking on your tablet. For more information, visit their website at, or call 662234-2903. Barnes & Noble also offers a buyback program available at www. Must have $10 or more worth of books to sell. ISBN is required and quotes will vary. Students purchasing books for next semester, Barnes & Noble sells textbooks with an estimated 20 percent off cover price; book rental option with an estimated

savings of 70 percent and free return shipping at end of rental; NOOK Study buy option with estimated savings of 35 percent, and NOOK Study rental option with an estimated 55 percent savings on cover price. Barnes & Noble offers comparison sites and prices with any book. “I bought my Intro to Mass Media book, which would have cost me $100 in the campus bookstore, at www. for

$20,” Delayva Robinson, a sophomore journalism major from Mayersville, said. Returning students may also purchase textbooks at www. with ISBN number or title. Discounts include 10 percent off cover price and free express shipping with the BAM Millionaire’s Club card. Students have the option of buying in-store or ordering from their website at www.square- with ISBN number or title. Square Books is located on the Square in Oxford. For more information, visit their website or call 662-2362262. Other online rental and purchase websites include: www.bookrenter. com,,, www.,,, and

Students preparing for end of semester By Terrell Wooten

As the 2013 fall semester comes to a close and the holiday season draws near, many students will begin to prepare for the winding down of the semester. Northwest instructors will be preparing students for their last tests of the semester and making preparations for final exams. Students are now ready to put in the needed effort it takes to finish the semester off with confidence. Final exams will be Dec. 10 -16, and before any student can take any exam, they must

first pick up a clearance slip Dec. 4-6 in the Business Office. If a student does not have a clearance slip, they are not permitted to take their exams. On Monday, Dec. 16, residence halls will close for Christmas break. All campus offices will close on Dec. 18 and reopen on Jan. 7. Eligible pre-registered students will be

able to complete the registration process online on Jan. 7. On Jan. 8, pre-registered students will have to complete registration on campus in the Haraway Center, and the last day for registration will be Jan. 9.

· Residence halls close Dec. 16 · All campus offices will close Dec. 18 · Eligible pre-registered students complete registration on Jan. 7

Final Examination Schedule 2013 Fall Semester December 10-16 (Tuesday - Monday) CLASS PERIOD



MWF CLASSES 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 13 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Friday, Dec. 13 Monday, Dec. 16 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Friday, Dec. 13 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Monday, Dec. 16

7 - 9 a.m. 8 -10 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 12 - 2 p.m. 1 - 3 p.m. 2 - 4 p.m.

TTH CLASSES 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 Thursday, Dec. 12 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Thursday, Dec. 12 Tuesday, Dec. 10

8 -10 a.m. 9:30 -11:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 2 - 4 p.m.

EVENING/AFTERNOON/SATURDAY CLASSES As Scheduled Dec. 10-16 Final Examinations are given at the time and place of class meeting.

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Senatobia, Miss.

One last ride as a student at Northwest By De’Issac House

As my last days approach as a student at Northwest, I think back and reminisce on all the ups and downs of being on The Ranger Rocket newspaper staff. I think about my humble beginnings when I was coming to school everyday and not having anything to do, all while school was not very interesting to me. I remembered when I registered for school, my adviser asked me about joining the newspaper or yearbook staff. Then, I thought about how interesting newspaper is and how writing for it would be so exciting, so I signed up for the class. I remember the first day of class when I walked in and all of the faces that were staring me dead in the eye. I felt like a freshman in high school all over again. I was new to the press and photography was unknown to me. I

remember when the only type of writing I knew was English, and I knew nothing about AP style. The deadlines always seemed to be closer than they appeared. My editor was very strict, and I did not quite understand my sports editor. Everyone always seemed to be running around and to a freshman, this all was chaos. Although everything was tough, I stuck with it and starting working harder and practicing my writing and photography. At the end of the semester, I had warmed up and was ready for the media world. When the next semester came around, I knew what to expect and taught what I learned to the freshmen. I did not know it, but I was training to be the new sports editor. Then my toughest challenge so far had come. Football season had started, and I had

no idea what to do. For a sport I knew so well and had played, I was lost to it all. Halfway through the season, I got the hang of it, and I felt like I was on top of everything. The next semester came and the sports editor had quit, and the position was open. I applied for the position and got it. That was a great accomplishment for me, because that was something I wanted to do for a long time. After that, I found out what it took to run a newspaper. With the new position, I had to pick up the slack that others would not take. So, I felt overwhelmed with all the work that I had on me. I found a way to survive, and I made it. Then my last semester of my sophomore year came around, and it was the best one yet. There were a lot of good times in the newsroom,

Dear Ranger Rocket Dear Ranger Rocket, With finals getting closer, will I need to move my things out of my dorm at the end of the semester, or can I move my belongings to my new room until school starts back? Dear student, Students who will be

returning to their current room assignment may leave their belongings in their room. If you have a new room assignment, you will have to move your belongings back home if your room is not ready by the end of the semester. If the room is ready

before school gets out for break, students will be able to move in to their new room if it is vacant. If you have a question, please ask your residence hall supervisor or call the Housing Office at ex. 3305. Sincerely, Ranger Rocket

especially with the other two editors. We had grown as a family, and we all came in together and stuck it out to the end. Then, came my favorite segment that I had ever written. “Sports Talk with Mike & Ike” was born and a lot of crazy topics were thrown around. In the end, we all said our goodbyes and parted our separate ways, except for me. I ended up back here for one last ride as the editor. It was a rough ride this semester with Mrs.

Huebner on maternity leave and only a few returning reporters. We had mostly freshmen to teach the ropes. I am glad that I stayed and got this extra experience, because I got a job with my hometown newspaper. I am currently a freelancer and sell pictures to parents also. I am also doing semi-professional photography, and I just started shooting videos. Now, this is my last ride and last time writing this semester. I enjoyed my time at Northwest, and I loved

my time working for The Ranger Rocket. I have enjoyed the people I have encountered, especially the men and women in the Communications Office. So, for everyone out there, thank you for reading all of the fashion articles and the sports stories. Keep reading and embrace The Ranger Rocket, because WE ARE NORTHWEST.

Plans for studying By Heather Carlisle

Studying for finals can be a difficult task for many students. Some have rituals or go-to methods on how to prepare for the biggest tests of the semester. “Finals will make me or break me,” Davante Chatman, a junior secondary education major from Houston, Texas, said. “I study two hours for each class and then review before the test.” Chatman advises peers to stay focused when studying. Some students experience a lot of stress during prefinals week. Jessica Ellis, a fresh-

man liberal arts major from Senatobia, is on the fence with her confidence for finals. She said she studies when she gets the time but recommends plenty of rest, reading textbooks and flashcards. Other students are more optimistic going into their finals. “I’m pretty confident,” Logan Skelton, a sophomore criminal justice major from Southaven, said. “I really listen in class and get into class discussion; it helps me a lot with studying.” Skelton goes on to say, as a study tip, to go

to a quiet place with as few distractions as possible. Ransom Lancaster, a precision manufacturing and machining technology major from Nesbit, agrees with Skelton. Lancaster is confident about finals and prefers to study at his kitchen table, which is a comfort zone for him. “It is where I have always studied,” Lancaster said. “It is right beside food if I need it.” Lancaster said flashcards are also helpful to him in his studying process.

“What would you like to see more of in the Ranger Rocket?” ”What would you like to see more of in the Ranger Rocket?”

By De’Issac House, Lauren Benton & Terrell Wooten

“What is the greatest Christmas gift you have ever received?”

“My PT Cruiser”

“A race car bed”

“New Shoes”


Olivia Garrett Sophomore • Pre-Nursing Senatobia

Robert Jones

Sophomore • Secondary Education

Stacy Chapman Freshman • General College Batesville

Sarah Bollacker Freshman • Early Childhood Education Senatobia

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Cooking in the Big Apple By Terrell Wooten

Four DeSoto Center culinary students recently paid a visit to the world’s biggest urban playground, New York City. DECA adviser, Katherine Mistilis, attended the collegiate Leadership Academy Nov. 14-16 with six others: Deborah Thompson, chaperone, Lawrence Gautier, Shawn Dawson, Steven Weakley and Logan Wilbanks. The conference was sponsored by Collegiate DECA. While the students were stationed in the hospitality and culinary industry area, guest Hotel and restaurant management students visited New speaker George Ross, York City for the Collegiate Leadership Academy. (Subfrom the hit TV show mitted photo) “The Apprentice,” was their case studies. did a great job in their featured in the opening Among other events, presentations,“ Mistilis, session. there was a closing sessaid. The students got insion with Jill Greenbaum, The students and volved with a networking American Management faculty members made activity and orientationAssociation, a Dress for several other visits durto-team case study and Success and Interviewing ing their free time in team assignments also 101 session. The winNYC. They ventured off took place. ning top team from each into the city that never The following day, the track was recognized at sleeps, visiting popular students visited the Marthis time. Oxford native, hot spots such as the riott Marquis in Times Lawrence Gautier’s team 9/11 memorial, Trinity Square, Grand Hyatt won first place with their College, Central Park, next to Central Station presentation but overall, The New York Zoo, and the Intercontinental every student put forth Madison Square Garden, Hotel. Tours were given an outstanding amount and Staten Island Ferry, and there were seminars of effort into their prewhich was close enough at various hotels. On the sentations and all of the for them to snap a few third day, an executive hard work paid off. photos of the Statue of from the Marriott Mar“I was very proud of Liberty. quis visited the students, all the students as they and they also presented

Senatobia, Miss.

Catholic Student Association holds second meeting By Seth Moore

On the evening of Nov. 25, students fought the cold and wet weather to attend the second meeting of the recently formed Catholic Student Association. Students who were in attendance were treated to a warm and friendly atmosphere in which stories were told, food was shared and opinions were discussed. While the discussion was diverse in nature and explored many subjects, the primary talking point of the night was the discussion on the season of Advent led by Father Greg Schill, SCJ, who serves in the parishes throughout north Mississippi. Schill led the meeting with a brief lecture on the purpose of the Advent season. In the lecture, a biblical history of the season was outlined, leading to demonstrate the overall reason for the season. Students learned that while the season of Advent is built around Christmas, one should use more time of the season for self-reflection than getting caught up in the commercialized lens popular culture views the

holiday through. Students examined the many parallels between the season of Advent and the season of Lent, which is primarily focused on Easter, in the meeting, and through this came to develop a much deeper understanding of traditional pillars of Catholicism. Participation of members of the Catholic Student Association in the upcoming Chili Dinner fundraiser by the Knights of Columbus was encouraged by sponsors of the club at the meeting. The fundraiser is set to take place at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church on Dec. 7. All students of Northwest are invited to meetings of the Catholic Student Association, which are held on the final Monday

of each month. As Northwest is closed for winter break on the final Monday of December, there will be no December meeting of the club. Meetings will resume on Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and continue monthly throughout the spring semester. All Northwest students are encouraged to join in the sharing of food and discussion at each of these meetings. For more information the group's Facebook page can be found at northwestcatholicstudentassociation.

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s a community college transfer, your move to The University of Mississippi will be one of the most important in your life—and also one of the smoothest. Here are just a few of the reasons why transferring to Ole Miss is the right move: • Your academic course work during your first two years will plug right into our bachelor’s degree programs and let you stay on track. • Average junior- and senior-level classes at Ole Miss have 20-30 students and are probably smaller than some of the classes you are taking now. • Our Financial Aid Office works hard to help you receive the combination of grants, scholarships, loans and employment you will need to finance your education. • Our Phi Theta Kappa scholarship is worth $6,000 ($3,000 per year for two years)! Transfer students with a 3.5 GPA on at least 48 transferable community college credit hours and membership in Phi Theta Kappa are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Please contact Jason McCormick or Ty Allushuski in the Office of Enrollment Services at 800-OLE-MISS (in Mississippi) or 662915-7226 for more details. • Our Community College Excellence Scholarship is worth 1,000 a year (a total of 2,000 over your last two years). Community College students with a 3.0 GPA on 48 transferable hours will be eligible for this scholarship. Contact Jason McCormick or Ty Allushuski in the Office of Enrollment Services at 662-915-7226 for more details.

Come and visit campus, talk with our faculty, staff and students, and see how easy it will be to take the next step!

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Senatobia, Miss.

Entertainers concert a success

Students take the stage during the Entertainers Concert on Nov. 14. (Photo by Terrell Wooten)

Entertainers members perform during their concert on Nov. 14. (Photo by Terrell Wooten)

By Terrell Wooten

The Northwest Entertainers won their way into the hearts of the audience with their soulful singing and theatrical performances in the Fine Arts Auditorium on Nov. 14. Many students, faculty and staff members, friends and familiy attended the Entertainer’s Concert to show their love and support for the talented showstoppers.

The show kicked off with a performance from the Rangerettes and following was a standout performance by the Fine Arts students to the tune, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody/Dancing on the Ceiling.” The crowd was quickly amused by the energy of the performers and audience members even started moving to the beat, clapping their

hands and encouraging the students throughout the night. “I think we did really well and all of the hard work paid off,” Shelton Case, a freshman prenursing major from Vicksburg, said. The show on Thursday night was filled with live entertainment and good music from high profile musicians such as Marvin Gaye, Sara

Bareilles, Elvis Presley, John Legend, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Olly Murs. “It was amazing and extraordinary, and I love working with these people,” Darius Lauderdale, a sophomore general college major from Memphis, said. The Entertainers members are Ashlee Blakney, Jodie Brownlee,

Shelton Case, Ardaedra Harden, Hannah Hindman, Mckenzie Johnstone, Nina Summers, Isiah Brassell, Cameron Jones, Darius Lauderdale, Maurin (Tony) Penn, Darius Rogers, Daquarius (DQ) Sculark and Taylor Samonte. “Tonight’s performance couldn’t have gone any better,” Tony Penn, a sophomore theater major from New

London, Conn., said. The Fine Arts Division will be hosting their Christmas concert on Dec.5 at 7 p.m., and there will also be the Les Fauves Holiday Art Sale that takes place on Dec. 6 in the Art Gallery from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Art matters: Briana Clarkson

Briana Clarkson, a sophomore graphic design major from Oxford, has a passion for art. (Photo by Cheyenne Fair)

By Cheyenne Fair

Many people think art is just a hobby, but to sophomore Briana Clarkson, it is a passion. Clarkson, a graphic design major from Oxford, began her artwork in elementary school, and it has become a growing passion for her ever since. “I started drawing when I was in sixth grade, and I have really gotten into it since then and have gotten progressively better,” Clarkson said. Clarkson’s inspiration

for her drawings come from Anime, which is mainly what her drawings consist of. She also enjoys the satisfaction she feels when she as well as others see her drawings come to life on paper. “It gives me a really great sense of accomplishment when I see my work coming to life on a piece of paper and when other people compliment me on what a good job I do,” Clarkson said.

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Senatobia, Miss.

Non-traditional student finds new challenges Staff Report

Delaine Stoutenburgh says she felt like an “imposter” for the first few weeks she was a student at Northwest. Being an older, nontraditional student was a challenge for Stoutenburgh, but she has met that challenge with flying colors. The sophomore computer information systems (CIS) major will graduate in May. “When I first started last year, I expected someone to meet me in the parking lot and tell me, ‘You need to go home.’ But that didn’t happen. I’m still here,” Stoutenburgh said. Stoutenburgh is originally from Vicksburg and lived in Hernando for 23 years, before moving to Senatobia eight years ago. Her husband is a retired high school teacher, and they have one son, age 28 who is a technical director at a theatre in St. Paul, Minn. After graduating from high school, she worked as a medical biller in hospitals and clinics. Her husband was going to Mississippi State University, and she attended there for a year, studying special education. She also worked in the Print Shop at MSU and has worked in banks throughout the years.

Her most recent posistudents take courses various industries in the tion was as manager of in accounting, economeconomy,” said Amy a doctor’s office where ics, computer applicaStewart, division director she took care of medical tions, legal environment of business at Northbilling, insurance, Mediof business, business west. care, medical records communication, busiShe stated that and was an X-ray techness calculus, computer nationwide there has nician. “I have worked in the business side of things in every job I have ever had,” Stoutenburgh said. Last year, Stoutenburgh decided to return to school. She chose Northwest because of its convenient location and accessibility. “This is such a wonderful resource. I don’t understand why more people don’t use it,” she said. Stoutenburgh decided to study CIS because she recognized that it is Delaine Stoutenburgh, a sophomore computer informaa very fast growing field tion systems major understands the challenges a nonand there is a demand traditional student faces. (Staff photo) for information managers. “I only just started using computers in my applications and probeen a steady decline work in the doctor’s gramming. Students who of students majoring in office five or 10 years complete this curriculum computer related deago, and I just learned it earn an Associate of grees since the turn of piecemeal as I needed Arts degree, and can the century. it. As time went on, I de- transfer to a four-year “Northwest has also cided I needed to learn university. “According seen a decline in mato actually know what I to the Bureau of Labor jors in CIS even with the was doing,” she said. and Statistics the jobs occupational outlook The CIS major at and employment of expected to grow sigNorthwest provides a computer information nificantly in the future. I variety of courses for systems managers is believe this is a result of students interested in expected to grow 22 what students see in the the use of computers in percent from 2010 to media in regards to jobs. a business environment. 2020. This is due to We know there are going In addition to their a growing reliance on to be jobs in healthcare required core classes, information systems in professions, because

we see this everywhere. However, while valuable and necessary, health care careers are not for everyone, and not the only place to find jobs in demand,” said Stewart. CIS instructor Glynda Hall has taught Stoutenburgh in three of her classes. “She is the kind of student instructors dream of having in their class. She is attentive, participates in class by asking questions and always strives to do her best in regard to her course work,” Hall said. Stoutenburgh is the only female out of 11 students in her Java class this semester. “It is rare to see a female or a non-traditional student that does not have a computer background choose a computer science or computer management information systems major, but she did, and she has excelled. I applaud her decision to return to school and to change careers in order to better herself,” Hall added. “These guys have been doing this since they were two years old. For me it’s new and different. It’s kind of intimidating, but any time I ask for help, they are willing to help. I think one of the greatest barri-

ers an older person has coming back to school is that you think you are supposed to already know everything. For these kids out of high school it’s easy to do this. Once you get past 30, it gets a little more difficult, but there is always somebody here to support you. You will get help if you want it and you are willing to apply yourself and use it,” Stoutenburgh said. Overall, she feels her experience at Northwest has been great. Her husband is very supportive of her, and her son is very excited about her accomplishments. “Northwest has been really wonderful. Everyone has been very welcoming and helpful. I have not had a class or encountered anyone on campus that, if you have a need, will not help you,” Stoutenburgh said. For more information on the CIS major and other business majors at Northwest visit the website at or email Stewart at astewart@



PRINTING The cosmetology class on the Senatobia campus recently participated in an in-class competition to prepare their students for the upcoming SkillsUSA competitions. Winners in Fantasy Makeup were (l-r) Alexandra Lee of Nesbit, artist; and Madyson Rowsey of Batesville, model, second place and Loretha Brown of Grenada, artist; and Marissa Kizer of Horn Lake, model, first place. The instructors are Danita Denson and Corine Newsom. (Staff photo)

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662-563-4591 363 HWY. 51 NORTH BATESVILLE, MS 38606 WWW.PANOLIAN.COM The cosmetology class on the Senatobia campus recently participated in an in-class competition to prepare their students for the upcoming SkillsUSA competitions. Winners in the hairdressing competition were (l-r) Jasmine Jackson of Batesville, first place, and Leanne Fitts of Sardis, second place. (Staff photo)

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Senatobia, Miss.

Basketball is off to the races By De’Issac House

Both the men’s and women’s baksetball teams are .500 or better. The women started out as a stronger team because of the returning players, and the experience they have. The Lady Rangers have faced Southwest (twice), Jackson State, Mid South (twice), Hinds and Southern UniversityShreveport. They started out the season with a 5-2 record and their stars have shined. They are 2-0 at home and 2-2 on the road. Kristina Mays has shown that freshmen are meant to play and has shown she is a future star for any team. Mays is leading the team in points (99) and points per game (14). She is also leading the team in free throw ratio with 55 attempted and

33 made. She is a great asset to the Lady Rangers and will be leading them all season. Another freshman that has been lighting it up is Carshava Sutton. She leads the team in field goal percentage (.533). She is also in the top in rebounds with 54 rebounds total and 7.7 per game. Halle Knowles is a sophomore that is showing the rest of the JUCO her experience. She leads the team in assists with 55 total and 7.9 per game. She is also leading the team in blocked shots with 4 overall and .6 per game. Knowles contributes more on the defensive end as she is second in steals with 26 total and 3.6 per game. From behind the arc, Tanesha Woods has clutch with a percentage

Gavin Robingson and De’Sean Dockery press the defender against Arkansas Baptist. The Rangers started the season off 4-4. (Photo by De’Issac House)

of .467. The Lady Rangers are led by some great players and are hoping to make a push come playoff time.

The men’s team has been up and down, as they have started out the season with a 4-4 record. They have shown flashes of greatness as

they started the season, and sometimes they have been the total opposite. They faced Arkansas Baptist, Mid South

(twice), Hinds, Southern University Shreveport and Southwest (twice). De’Sean Dockery is another freshman that is proving his worth. He is leading the team in points with 116 and 14.5 per game. He is also leading the team in steals with 14 with and 1.8 per game. Tristian Moore is letting it fly from three point land with a .381 three point percentage. Chris Harris is crashing the boards as he is taking all the loose balls with 46 total rebounds and 5.8 per game. He is also leading the team in free throw percentage with an average of .938. The Rangers look to pick it up and make a run to show the rest of JUCO that they are a force and will not be stopped.

Players selected for All-Star game Staff Report

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-Star Football Classic will celebrate a big anniversary with a slight alteration. Sophomores Josh Hamilton, Taylor Rotenberry and Keith Reynolds Jr. will represent Northwest in the 40th edition of the event that returns to Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Northeast has served as the host of the annual meeting of the MACJC's best athletes for 27 consecutive years dating back to the mid1980s. It is the first time during that span in which the contest has been

moved from its usual Saturday afternoon slot. "We're really proud of the administration for helping us make that move," Tigers head coach Ricky Smither said. "It's a great game, so I'm glad that we're able to continue it. This is best for the whole state with us doing this." Sophomores from all 14 institutions of the MACJC are eligible to participate in this yearly tradition. Thirty-three players comprise both the North and South rosters with each college contributing three athletes. The all-star coaches select the remainder of the roster, but no more than eight men from one

school are allowed. Players reported to Booneville on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at noon. The gridiron standouts had three practices before the contest, one session on Tuesday while teams doubled up on Wednesday. Pearl River Community College's staff, led by Head Coach William Jones, will direct the South squad. Head Coach Jeff Tatum and the Mississippi Delta Community College coaches are in charge of the North. The MACJC All-Star Football Classic has been a springboard to the next level since its inception. Numerous athletes from past match-

ups have gone on to sign scholarships at four-year universities in NCAA Divisions I, II and NAIA. The practice sessions allow coaches at those institutions to come to one location and scout the best talent that each MACJC member has to offer. "It gives these schools an opportunity to make one trip and see a multitude of players from probably the best league in the country," Smither said. "It's huge and it helps the kids out." A full roster for the 2013 MACJC All-Star Football Classic will be released at a later date. Josh Hamilton throw up his arms after scoring a touchdown. Hamilton, Keith Reynolds and Taylor Rotenberry were chosen for the MACJC All-Star Game. (Photo by De’Issac House)

D2 • December 5, 2013

NEWS Player spotlight: Lytle Senatobia, Miss.

Sharing a holiday tradition: Terrell Wooten Holiday traditions are some of the strongest memories held within my family structure. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we all participate in a family gathering where we celebrate, eat and catch up with one another. My grandmother is the rock that holds us together in the family,

so her values and traditions mean so much to the rest of us. When it comes to putting in work in the kitchen, that lady can whip up some dishes you never knew existed, but her highly favored dish has to be her homemade punch. Ingredients: 4 Packs of red, lemon, and tropical

punch Kool-Aid packets (4 each), 3 cups of lemon juice, any clear soda of your choice (Sprite, Sierra Mist, 7Up, etc.) Put in the refrigerator for several hours or even a day before serving. (Tastes really good when cold).

Sharing a holiday tradition: Seth Moore Many families have food selections which can always be depended on to make an appearance at the table for family gatherings during the holidays. While my family often changes the menu of main courses on almost every new holiday that comes, there is always one dish to look for on the des-

sert table, and that dish is chess pie. The recipe for chess pie is relatively simple to anyone who knows their way around a kitchen. Ingredients: 1 stick of butter, 4 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, 3 tbs. plain flour, 1 cup evaporated milk, 1 pie crust (can be purchased pre-made

from most grocery stores). Mix ingredients thoroughly in a medium sized bowl. Pour ingredients into pie crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees until crust has browned and contents held in crust have thickened.

NWEA to meet on Jan. 22 By Terrell Wooten

The Northwest Education Association held their final meeting for the semester on Nov. 20. Members of the education department at Delta State came to visit, giving information about changes in their curriculum, admittance into the education program and the student teaching experiences they offer. To be admitted to the teacher education program, a candidate must obtain a GPA of 3.0 for general education coursework; have recommendation of elementary education faculty based on ratings on Dispositions Rating Scale (DRS) assessments; satisfactory score on Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) Test or 21 on the ACT Examination;

completion of College BASE examination and satisfactory completion of Philosophy Statement assessment. “Education is changing, so we have to adapt and keep up with upto-date information,” Teri Hawkins, instructor, said. NWEA has also been visited by Ole Miss and Mississippi State University representatives. “NWEA is important for us because of the detailed information we’re given by the instructors here at Northwest and the representatives from other schools,” Kassidy Bailey, a sophomore elementary education major from Senatobia, said. Dr. Angie Brock Roop, who is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for Sena-

tobia Municipal School District, will be visiting on Jan. 22 to share information about the dress code, behavior, etc. for the students observing, and on Feb. 19, Dr. Roop will be speaking to our students once again, to inform them about what schools and what they look for when hiring teachers and current changes in the education field. NWEA promotes recruitment of future educators. NWEA also encourages students to get involved in the community. NWEA meets once a month, usually on the third Wednesday. Membership dues are $20, which includes lunch at each meeting. For more information, contact Julie Correro.

Soccer players honored By De’Issac House

This season, both soccer teams were filled with star talent. The Rangers and Lady Rangers had players who were honored with MACJC AllState honors. Gnande Zleh, Peter Geraci and Anthony Fernandez were named to the MACJC All-State team for the Rangers. Zleh is from Memphis and started in all 13 games and ranked second on the team in goals (eight), assists (three), points (19), shots (38) and shots-on-goal (18) and had three gamewinners. He was also named to the All-Region 23 Team and earned North MVP honors at the firstever MACJC All-Star Soccer Game. Geraci is from Southaven, and he also played in the All-Star Game and started all 13 games on defense for Northwest and was part of two

shutouts. He scored two penalty kick goals and added an assist. Fernandez is from New Albany and made an immediate impact for the Rangers as a freshman, leading the team in goals (nine), assists (seven), points (25), shots (71) and shotson-goal (35). He had three game-winners on the year and a hat-trick against Co-Lin on Oct. 1. Northwest finished the year 7-4-2 and qualified for the MACJC playoffs for the first time since 2009. For the Lady Rangers were freshman midfielder Holly Newman and freshman goalkeeper Morgan Wilson. Newman is from Olive Branch, started in all 14 games and led the team in assists (eight), points (24) and shots-ongoal percentage (.824) and tied with Alex Jones for the team lead with

eight goals. She was named the Northwest Athlete of the Month for August and earned MACJC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 8. Wilson was thrown into the keeper role just three matches into the season, after an injury to starter Ashlee Rogers, and was outstanding. Having only played 5-6 matches her entire high school career in net, Wilson went 6-32 with 94 saves, two shutouts, an .803 saves percentage and a 1.88 goals against average. She was named the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week four times and the NJCAA National Keeper of the Week on Oct. 23. Northwest finished the year 8-4-2 and qualified for the MACJC playoffs for the first time since 2006.

By Rhyneal Armstrong

Sophomore guard, Leah Lytle, took the time to sit and talk to The Ranger Rocket and answer some questions. Leah is a graduate from Gateway in Memphis. She is currently a nursing major at Northwest. Q: How do you feel about the team this year? A: We have a lot of potential, great chemistry and a lot of solid players. Q: What are your goals for this season? A: To win every game we can and to share the gospel with my teammates. Q: What are your team goals? A: Play hard for 40 minutes, and we have two teams we have to beat. Q: What do you think about the freshmen on the team? A: They are very talented and well-conditioned. I will definitely come watch them play next year. Q: What do you think about the returning players? A: There are not many of us, but we get

along on and off the court, which really helps and we have a lot of

A: It’s not about points, it’s about glorifying God and little things

Leah Lytle is a starting guard for the Lady Rangers and has helped lead the team to a good start for the season. (Staff Photo)

experience. Q: What do you do during pregame? A: I listen to LaCrae, isolate myself and shoot around a little bit. Q: What is your mindset before each game?

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Senatobia, Miss.

Business and marketing management technology students toured News Channel 3 in Memphis. The tour exposed the students to a behind the scenes approach to advertising production, sales management and corporate management structure for a news station. (Photo submitted)

The Student Nurses Association held their annual food drive and auction to benefit HOPE Ministries on Nov. 20. They collected over 1,500 canned goods and nonperishable items. David Stevens served as the auctioneer for the event. (Photo submitted)

Northwest Education Association held a food drive to benefit HOPE Ministries. (Photo by Rhyneal Armstrong)

Members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society collected canned goods to benefit the local food bank in Senatobia. (Photo by Lauren Benton)


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