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Dan Shaw’s influence remains after passing

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Dan Shaw, who in addition to serving as the faculty adviser and editor of this great campus newspaper from 2008-2019, was also a community staple at the Monroe Evening News for several years, and brought a fount of knowledge and […]

Entertainment

‘No Straight Roads’ drops the beat and the ball

Know what to expect when you hit the stage with “No Straight Roads.” Developed by Metronomik and published by Sold Out LTD. “No Straight Roads” is an action-adventure game released on all platforms on Aug 5. The game puts players in control of guitarist Mayday and drummer Zuke, an indie […]

Entertainment Opinion

Can video games be considered art?

In November of 2005, renowned film critic Roger Ebert incited a storm of criticism after stating that video games as a medium should not be considered “Art.” Ebert said, “To my knowledge, no one in or out of the field has ever been able to cite a game worthy of […]

Opinion

Why are we being watched?

I am being recorded while taking tests for my online course. With this semester’s online format being new to most everyone, there are certain changes to the course formula that have taken time to get used to. I’ve learned to expect and adapt to the increase in busy work and […]

Features

Middle College classes continue in person

The Monroe County Middle College semester started Sept. 8, with all high school courses still being available in-person. Robert Krueger, MCMC principal, said students were given three different options on how to take classes this semester. One option was taking classes fully virtual from Edgenuity, a third-party vendor separate from […]

Features

Former adviser Dan Shaw passes away at 68

Dan Shaw, former MCCC professor of journalism and Agora adviser, died unexpectedly during a basketball game Sept. 28. Shaw was 68 years old. President Kojo Quartey called an all-campus meeting Sept. 29 to break the news to faculty and staff. Shaw was the faculty adviser to the Agora from 2008-2019, […]

Entertainment Opinion

Agora podcast picks to perk you up

My Brother, My Brother and Me If you’re looking for a simple advice show, well, look elsewhere. “My Brother, My Brother and Me” is an advice show for the “modren” era. Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy, are just three brothers who started a podcast and their advice should never be […]

News

Constitution Celebration Day at MCCC

In celebration of Constitution Day, a webinar was hosted Sept. 16. Michael Snyder, professor of political science, moderated this event. Panel discussants included Edmund La Clair, professor of history, and Dan Wood, professor of criminal justice. Snyder said they had the idea for a while to host an online event […]

Opinion

Cryptid Corner: The Quinkan

Every culture is scared of things that go bump in the night. Modern civilization hasn’t quite desensitized us to our fear of the dark quite yet. However, modern civilization’s fears of the supernatural are more than likely nothing compared to those of prehistoric humans. Hidden deep in the Australian outback […]

News

MCCC’s Student Government plans through the pandemic

MCCC’s Student Government has been planning a series of events through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Government at MCCC has been meeting virtually through Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another. Tom Ryder, coordinator of campus and community Events and student activities, said this is a strange time to figure […]