Author: Liz Howell

Liz Howell is a sophomore from Zama. While trying to find her place in a new environment as both an autistic person and a homeschool student, Liz made a name for herself as "Cape Girl" during her freshman year and has been told by her professors that she is "weird and proud of it." Her major is English, and she hopes to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in American Literature before finding a teaching job at a community college or small university. She can often be found lurking somewhere around McDaniel Hall, either tutoring her peers in the Writing Center or reading on the front steps. As she seems to always be singing, one only has to follow the sound of "American Pie" floating across campus to find Liz, wherever she may be. She is currently serving as the Holmes CC Gamer's Club president, and is known as one of the geekiest people on campus. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Death By Dessert: A Killer Play

On April 17 and 18, Holmes Community College put on the Play “Death by Dessert,” directed by Holmes theater instructor Teresa Grantier. The play tells the story of Don and Donna, owners of competing restaurants that share a wall, and the death of their landlord, Mario Rossetti. While both restaurant owners and their respective employees […]

Gaming Club Elects New Officers

On April 20, the new president and vice president for the Holmes Gaming Club were elected. As the previous officers will be graduating on May 11, they wanted to be sure that the club would be left in good hands. John Miksa was voted in as president, with Curtis Osborne as his vice president. They […]

Silencing Autism Speaks

“It seems that for success in science or art a dash of autism is essential.” –Hans Asperger  Autism Speaks is the world’s leading non-profit autism awareness organization. With April being Autism Awareness month, everyone who reads this article will likely be asked to donate by one of their corporate sponsors, including retail giants such as […]

Student Spotlight: Amira Wallace

Name: Amira Wallace (pronounced A-mir-ia) Hometown: Jackson, MS Major: English Post-Holmes Plan: To go to Tougaloo College. Career Ambition: To become an author. Hobbies: Writing, watching Netflix, acting, baking Special talents/ Skills/ something interest: “I really like Kpop, and I’m great at tripping over air.” Anything else you’d like to add about your experience at Holmes: “Nothing I can think of off the […]

The Good Doctor–A Great Show

ABC’s new show, “The Good Doctor,” has been playing for five weeks now and has already been declared as the Number One Drama on network television. According to, “The Good Doctor” is “the most-watched series — new or returning — in the time period since “CSI: Miami” in 2006–07.” Why is this?   “The Good […]

Robert Pinsky Visits Mississippi

Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States, came to Mississippi this past week to do a reading of some of his works at Millsaps College in Jackson. The Holmes Goodman Campus’ Creative Writing class attended with their teacher, Chad Moorer. According to, Pinsky is “often called the last of the ‘civic’ or […]

Student Spotlight

Q: What’s your name? A: Sharissa Sakcriska. Q: What’s your major? A: Criminal justice. But I plan to double major in social justice and criminology when I go to my four-year school. Q: What’s your hometown? A: Oh, gosh. Please don’t laugh. I’m from Bentonia. Q: What would be your ultimate career ambition? A: I […]

Gaming Club–Not all Dragons

The Holmes Community College Gaming Club on the Goodman Campus is a relatively new organization. Though it was started last year, it has taken until this semester for it to truly begin gaining popularity. As it grows in popularity, the club members have been working to add new activities to their meetings. They have recently […]

Writing Center Grand Opening

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Goodman Campus Writing Center held its grand opening. Located in Room 25 in McDaniel Hall, the Writing Center has been a place for students to receive help with papers for the past few years. Despite how long it has been around, this was the first official grand opening of the […]