Author: Jerry Meade

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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 […]

Entertainment

Dua Lipa combines past and modern pop on ‘Future Nostalgia’

Few modern albums take the risk of combining decades-old stylistic choices with new arrangements and succeed in the process. Dua Lipa is a British singer famous for her 2017 debut self-titled album along with her collaboration with Calvin Harris on the song “One Kiss.” “Future Nostalgia” was released Mar. 27 with […]

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MCCC course evaluations go digital

Electronic evaluation for all Winter 2020 classes were made available to students April 10. Jeff Peters, MCCC’s coordinator of E-Learning and Instructional support was contacted over video call to explain the process of converting the surveys to a digital format. Evaluation Kit is a tool the college has used for […]

Entertainment

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ gives players an escape

I’ve spent the last week on a private island resort, free of any worldwide pandemics. This island, named “Epicana,” is where most of my adventuring takes place in Nintendo’s newly released game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” Released March 20, the game centers on you living in a town with anthropomorphic […]

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DTE agreement to affect college funding

MCCC may lose $1.56 million in funding over the span of eight years if a tax appeal by DTE Energy is finalized. DTE Energy petitioned the Michigan Tax Tribunal to lower the taxable value of their Monroe Power Plant in May of 2018. Had the taxable value stayed the same […]

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Expanding interest charges Poetry Night

Students grabbed the wooden podium under the spotlight as they read words off their pages. The Writing Center hosted its bi-annual Poetry Night Feb. 6 in the Cellar of the A Building. Participants read works varying from favorite authors to works of their own. The event was promoted through email, […]

Features

Behind the grants

In 2019, MCCC received $330,000 from the DTE Energy Foundation for STEM Scholar Program and for PASS (Program to Accelerate Student Success). The Native American Heritage Fund gave the college $199,000 to better teach and interpret Native American culture. Another grant of $10,000 was given by Fifth Third Bank to […]

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Writing Fellows to host Valentine’s poetry night

For any student wanting to spread their own original writing, poetry night is where that can become reality. The MCCC Writing Fellows are hosting their biannual poetry night Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cellar of A Building. That same day, a bake sale will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 […]

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Jerry Meade

Hey, it’s Jerry! Not short for Jerald, pronounced just like the infamous comedian/90s sitcom star. I graduated from State Line Christian school, and as soon as I started my first semester at MCCC I knew I’d want to be a part of the Agora. I plan on getting a bachelor’s […]