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Lauren Werlinger

                    After a brief stint in journalism several years ago, the opportunity to write for a newspaper had not arisen, until now. This is my first semester on staff at the Agora, and I look forward to finding out what this […]

Features

CARES Act aids both students and campus

The college still has over $395,000 to give away to students. MCCC was granted $1.3 million for COVID-19 relief on April 9. First passed by Congress and signed in to law by the president on March 27, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act gives $2.2 trillion to Americans […]

Opinion

My newfound online optimism

To say I once disliked online classes would be an understatement. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay out home order multiple times, and  the college inevitably made the decision in May to switch to online courses this fall. This change was necessary in light of what was going on around […]

News

Campus services available yet meetings still uncertain

Despite MCCC’s limited on-campus interaction, various resources and newly renovated facilities will still be available to students this Fall Semester. President Kojo Quartey first announced in May that the Fall 2020 Semester would consist of mostly remote online classes. Student services online and in-person Ryan Rafko, director of Admissions and […]

Features

Peaceful protests reach Monroe

As protests against police brutality continue around the country, organizers in Monroe are following suit to rally people around the Black Lives Matter movement. Azia Hawthorne, 39, has lived in Monroe for eight years after moving from Chicago and said she has been to 12 BLM protests over the past two […]

Opinion

MCCC looks toward the future after COVID-19

To say COVID-19 took us all by surprise would be a tremendous understatement. In the middle of the spring semester, we were compelled by an insidious and unseen enemy to adjust, re-evaluate, reconfigure, and reassess everything that we do. Fortunately or unfortunately, we were not alone. Not only were all […]

Entertainment

Character unfolds in ‘Paper Mario: The Origami King’

I could not have imagined such 3D charm could be packed into a 2D game. “Paper Mario: The Origami King” was developed by Intelligent Systems and released on the Nintendo Switch on July 17, 2020. “Origami King” is the sixth entry in the Paper Mario series since “Paper Mario” was […]

Opinion

Cryptid Corner: Dogfolk

I may be cursed by dog people. But more likely than that, I just have very odd luck when it comes to local legends. Living in Michigan all my life and moving around several times, I’ve been to very unique rural areas with varying urban legends and myths. Most were […]

Entertainment

“The Umbrella Academy” takes on the 1960s

As the adage goes, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In the case of the members of the Umbrella Academy, however, they are simply condemned to repeat the past, or in this case, the future. Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” premiered on the […]