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Goodbye Fall 2023 and Hello Spring 2024

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In this Issue:

TigerTales

November 16, 2023

Volume 3

Northeast

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Around Campus

Spotlight 1

Spotlight 2

Student Activities

News Staff

By Lexie Cartwright

Final Exam Schedule:

Hey there Tigers! It’s that time of the year again. Our fall classes are coming to a close. We know this time of year can be very stressful, so here’s a few tips on how to make it through. First, you need to know your exam schedule, which we have included here for you. Second, you will need to do a lot of studying. The library on campus is great for finding some peace and quiet to study, or you may want to grab a coffee and study in the bookstore. Tutoring is available in the Student Success Center. Don’t forget that your professors are here to help you, so if you are struggling be sure to ask for help before finals day. Finally, do not let these exams overwhelm you. Fuel for these finals and have yourself prepared. In this time of finals, we also have to look towards Spring of 2024. Remember to meet with your advisor to plan out your schedule for next semester before you go home for the Christmas holidays. If you are a student who dorms, remember the dorms will be closed during Thanksgiving and Christmas break. It’s been a fantastic semester here at Northeast, and we are here to help you end on a good note. Good luck and good studying! Have a blessed Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!

Check out this Thanksgiving edition of Tiger Trivia with Avery Tapp and Grace Lambert!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, December 4th 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. MW (8:00-9:15) 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MW (10:50-12:05) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MW (2:10-3:25) Tuesday, December 5th 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. TR (8:00-9:15) 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TR (10:50-12:05) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. TR (2:10-3:25) Wednesday, December 6th 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. MW (9:25-10:40) 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MW (12:45-2:00) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MW (3:30-4:45) Thursday, December 7th 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. TR (9:25-10:40) 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TR (12:45-2:00) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. TR (3:30-4:45)

Fueling for Finals

December 4thNE Cafeteria - 9pm-10pmFREE Late Night Breakfast for all NE Students (provided by SGA/Student Activities)

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Around Campus

By Ellice Yager and Katie Velasquez

Northeast Library Provides a Variety of Services to Meet Student Needs

"You Should've Locked Your DoorsBy Stanton Wilson

Scarlet had woken up for her afternoon shift at her job at a local department store in her area. As she was getting ready, she turned on her T.V. to hear the afternoon news. The news reporter had stated that over a dozen young women had gone missing over the course of 2 months, and it is only a mystery regarding what had happened to them. Scarlet heard this and brushed it off. She grabbed her keys and got in her car. On the way to her 6-hour shift, she turned on the radio and played her favorite songs to get herself in a good mood. Once she got to the store, she went inside, clocked in, and threw her vest on. After 3 hours, she went to the back to take a 15-minute break. As she was scrolling through social media, she overheard her coworkers talking about the mysterious disappearances of the young women of the months. Scarlet, already hearing this twice, decided to just ignore it and try not to get involved in the conversation.

As the fall semester is winding down, the NEMCC Library is here for all of your studying needs. Don’t forget that we are open late! Our hours are 7:30AM-9:00PM Monday-Thursday; 8AM-noon on Fridays, & 6:30PM-9PM on Sunday evenings.

To reserve a group study room, simply go to www.nemcc.edu/library & fill out the group study room reservation form. Our group study rooms are equipped with white boards, TVs, collaboration tables, & some even feature green screen walls & equipment to facilitate the recording of presentations. This semester, one of our newest & most popular additions to the library has been the Keurig coffee bar. The coffee bar is available to all students and employees. We keep it stocked with a variety of coffees, hot cocoas, & creamers. Our coffee bar mascot, Maxwell the Piggy Bank, is standing by to happily receive donations to help us keep the coffee bar stocked. If you need something to do when taking a break from studying for finals, be sure to check out our large physical collection of the most popular fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, movies, & board games! All of these items are available to NEMCC students for free— simply stop at the circulation desk with your student ID to borrow them. Do you prefer reading ebooks or listening to audiobooks? We have apps for that! Libby and Hoopla are available to anyone with a Northeast email address & ID number. These apps are especially handy when you need something to read when the library is closed, so be sure to check these out during Christmas break! Hoopla also includes music, movies, magazines, TV shows, & more! During the fall & spring semesters, the NEMCC Library enjoys hosting fun activities for our students. We are also the sponsor for the student book club, Northeast & Novels, which meets a couple of times each semester. Watch for flyers in Canvas advertising our first meeting in the upcoming spring semester. Finally, coming up during finals week, we are going to have fresh popcorn and a hot cocoa bar in the library for students on Tuesday, December 5 from 5-9PM. That same night, NEMCC eSports will be hosting an open game night in the library for anyone who would like to take a break from studying. We hope to see you in the NEMCC Library!

Library staff hosted student bingo for Take a Break Tuesday.

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Campus Life

Classroom

Spotlight

Choir Collaboration

By Grace Lambert

Courtesy Photo

Faculty and Student Spotlight

By Kelsey Akins

In The

Each issue of TigerTales will spotlight a faculty member and student who has been recommended from their division. This month's spotlight feature comes from the Division of Math and Science.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rocky Hughes

Courtesy Photo from the 2022 performance

Our faculty spotlight this month is Dr. Rocky Hughes. Dr. Hughes teaches Biology and A&P at Northeast. Not only is he a an amazing instructor, but he also is a veterinarian after his classes. Dr. Hughes has an exciting life of raising cows for his favorite hobby! He is very passionate about teaching and loves his students almost as much as they love him. His favorite teaching memory is having students that truly want to learn what he’s teaching. Dr Hughes is intelligent, hilarious, and overall an amazing instructor. Northeast is very appreciative of him and the lives he has changed!

Our Student Spotlight for November is Emery Mills. Emery is majoring in animal science at Northeast and has plans to go to Mississippi State for veterinarian school. Emery enjoys her Biology II class with Dr. Hughes the most! She is from Hickory Flat and loves taking care of all animals! Her hobbies are training dogs and fishing. Emery says her favorite thing about Northeast is how kind the people are. Emery is the sweetest and Northeast wishes her the best on her journey!

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Our very own NEMCC Chorus will join forces once again with the ICC chorus and the NMSO children’s chorus on December 9th at Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center. This collaboration has been happening for over 20 years and about 60 Northeast students will be participating. Northeast choir instructor, Mrs. Claire Leeke, was recently asked which song she was most excited about, and her answer was “Carol of the Bells”, which she says is always a crowd-pleaser. There will be a matinee at 4 pm, and the evening performance will be at 7:30.

Student Spotlight: Emery Mills

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To purchase tickets or learn more information about this event, please go to nmsymphony.com or click the link below.

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Spotlight

Northeast Cheerleading

Courtesy Photos

By Avery Tapp

This semester has been a busy one for the Northest Cheer squad. The group, coached by Chasity Moore, has performed at volleyball, football, and now basketball games. They have also performed at Northeast Nows on Fridays for seniors in the surrounding high schools. Moore stated, "Cheer at NE allows student athletes the opportunity to do what they love at the next level while making lifelong friends. These athletes work extremely hard to be prepared for the sidelines, all the while maintaining their grades. I am honored to get to coach such talented young women here at NE." As a sophomore, this semester has flown by for me. I am so thankful for the opportunity to cheer on the Tigers the past two years. Being a part of the cheer squad has helped me gain so many new friendships that I will cherish forever. I am so excited to continue to cheer on our basketball teams throughout the second semester!

(Bottom row, left to right)Ayunna Witherspoon - a sophomore nursing major from BaldwynEmilee Grisham - a sophomore dental hygiene major from IukaAvery Tapp - sophomore psychology major from IukaMadison Burks - sophomore nursing major from BaldwynMadison Bennett - sophomore speech pathology major from TishomingoChloe Knoblock - sophomore psychology major from Red Bay, AL(Top row, left to right)Jada Shinault - freshman pre-health science major from BaldwynKinya Anderson - freshman nursing major from BaldwynHaley Russell - freshman radiology major from CorinthKiarra Mathis - freshman social work major from IngomarSavannah Burroughs - sophomore elementary education major from New SiteAnslie Mitchell - freshman accounting major from KossuthLauren Mincy - freshman dental hygiene major from ManteeAddie Trulove - freshman speech pathology major from KossuthGrace Caver - freshman elementary education major from BoonevilleMackensie King - sophomore radiology major from CorinthHannah Seago - freshman business major from BiggersvilleAllie Huddleston - sophomore general studies major from CorinthBlessin Kirksey - freshman pre-vet major from Corinth

Meet this year's squad:

GO TIGERS!

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Campus Life

Classroom

Arts/Culture

Sports

News Staff

Student Activities

Intramural Progress

By Dylan Kirk

"tiger Strikes" Future Gaming for NEMCC eSports

By Diego Ramirez

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In the fall semester of 2023, NEMCC took its first steps into the world of esports, led by Mrs. Norris, who initially started the program. However, the leadership has been passed to Mrs. Stevens. All Northeast students are invited to join the esports community, with certain adjustments made for those venturing into competitive gaming. Eula Dees Library serves as the unofficial gathering spot for these gaming enthusiasts. Noteworthy victories marked recent tournaments, with Wyatt Mitchell triumphing on October 16 and Kirk Jones securing a win in the November 1 event.Looking ahead to spring 2024, monthly tournaments are planned to those seeking casual gaming enjoyment or exploring the competitive side. As the fall of 2024 approaches, Mrs. Stevens has already reached out to neighboring community colleges such as ICC, Holmes, and Mississippi Gulf Coast, gearing up for a competitive season. Guided by the regulations of the NJCAAE, with an approved game list and attachment to their guidelines, the gaming systems of choice are PC, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Mrs. Stevens, expressing her passion for esports, said she wants to share her hobby with others and create a space where people can find their fit in the world of Esports. Overwatch is her favorite game to play. She is open to any suggestions where the esports community can thrive. Follow their social media pages for any upcoming events/news. Instagram: @NEMCC_Esports Discord: https://discord.gg/rWVv4s63Vt

According to the college intramural director Emily Bell, Northeast Intramural activities are currently working on the details of future activities. They have updated the game room and extended its hours to 8pm with an update of equipment and space. They have added dart boards, games, cards, extra TVs, and plan to paint over the holidays. They are also hoping to get pool tables re-done. There are a few activities coming up in the near future. These include a pool tournament on November 29th at 6pm and Pickleball 101 on December 1st at 10am. For the pool tournament, students just show up and play. Anyone who wants to play can show up for the single elimination rounds. To sign up for Pickleball 101, there will be a QR code to scan. The instructor is is Mark Lowery, a certified pickleball instructor and Northeast alumnus.

The TigerTales journalists were recently asked about Thanksgiving. Check out their responses below:

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Katie Velasquez"I'm thankful for my boys and my husband. They really push me to do my best when it comes to school and they have all helped tremendously with me going back to school. I will be spending every second of my Thanksgiving with my boys. I couldn't ask for a better way to spend the break."

Avery Tapp"I am thankful that God has provided me with my family, friends, and the opportunity to attend NEMCC!"

Lexie Cartwright"My favorite Thanksgiving food is turkey and dressing! I could eat it all year round for every meal!"

Grace Lambert"I am thankful for the new but exciting journey I began when I became a student at Northeast."

Diego Ramirez"I enjoy spending time with family and friends during Thanksgiving. My favorite food is turkey."

Kelsey Akins"I'm thankful for my big, loud extended family. My great-grandmother hosts a big family dinner and the family travels from all over for that meal. Mamaw starts cooking prep weeks in advance. My favorite part about Thanksgiving is the look on my great-grandmother's face seeing us all together each year."

Dylan Kirk"My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting to watch football. This Thanksgiving, I plan on going to watch the Egg Bowl."

10PM had rolled around, and it was time for Scarlet to clock out. She went to her locker, grabbed her keys and wallet, put her vest in there, and walked out of the store. She called her mom, letting her know she was off work and about to head home. As she got into her car, she put her seatbelt on and decided to scroll through social media. She saw a news report, once again, reporting on the disappearance. As she swiped away the app after getting chills from reading the disturbing article, a man in the backseat claimed, “You should’ve locked your doors.”