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Black and Meade lead Agora for 2020-2021 year

The Agora recently named Noah Black as the next editor for the 2020-2021 academic year. Black is a 2015 graduate from Arbor Preparatory High School in Ypsilanti and is 23-years-old. He is pursuing a degree in Communications. “It’s more surreal than anything,” Black said. “I started off as someone with […]

Opinion

No commencement, but plenty of perseverance

This article was originally published in and is used courtesy of the Monroe News Perhaps we should add the letter “P” to Monroe County Community College’s student transcripts this year. That’s “P” as in perseverance. To state that “It’s been a long haul” for them to complete their winter 2020 […]

Entertainment

Surprise Gorillaz track honors afrobeat drummer Tony Allen

Breaking their pattern of posting a track approximately one month apart from each other, Gorillaz’ “Song Machine” initiative released a new track on May 2. The unexpected track “How Far?” features rapper Skepta and drummer and songwriter Tony Allen. The track was released earlier than previously scheduled tracks in honor of […]

Entertainment

The Phantom Thieves steal hearts again in ‘Persona 5 Royal’

This article contains spoilers for “Persona 5” and “Persona 5 Royal.” The Phantom Thieves have re-emerged from the shadows to steal hearts once again. Released in the US for PS4 on March 31, “Persona 5 Royal” follows in developer Atlus’s standing tradition of releasing updated versions of previous games in […]

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JoEllen Locher looks to new avenues

It can be difficult to walk away from one avenue in life and travel down another, especially when expectations are unmet. Assistant professor of English JoEllen Locher had expectations to fully enjoy the classroom experience at MCCC before retirement at the end of the Winter Semester, but COVID-19 destroyed that […]

News

MCCC raises tuition rates starting this fall

Tuition fees at MCCC will increase starting this Fall semester following a unanimous decision from the Board of Trustees. The Board Meeting held March 23 dealt heavily with subjects regarding tuition and changes to fees. Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, students who are residents of Monroe will be charged […]

News

Phones down on campus throughout April

Phones on MCCC’s campus have not been receiving incoming calls throughout the month of April, according to online updates on the campus homepage. Kelly Heinzerling, director of purchasing and auxiliary services, said the current phone system deployed on campus is not the source of the problem, but that the majority […]

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Quartey’s daily messages encourage MCCC employees

To combat the fear and dread the coronavirus pandemic has sparked, Kojo Quartey, president of MCCC, has been sending daily messages of encouragement to all college employees and Board of Trustee members. Quartey said he wants the messages to act as “a common thread” to keep staff, faculty and administration […]

News

CARES Act provides funds for students affected by coronavirus

MCCC students affected by the coronavirus will receive funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act was passed March 27 and will provide money to American workers, families, small businesses and students impacted by the virus. “This over $2 trillion economic relief package is designed […]

Entertainment

‘Aries’ fails to continue Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ potential

Continuing their “Song Machine” initiative, which sees a new track released almost every month, Gorillaz released their latest track, “Aries,” on April 9. “Aries” features Peter Hook from Joy Division on bass and music producer and drummer Georgia on drums, a change different from the prior iterations of “Song Machine” […]