Author: Noah Black

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 […]

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 […]

Opinion

‘Robotexts’ are growing increasingly frustrating

One of the most well-known issues cellphone users have is being available to virtually anyone. And I do mean anyone. Even if you never give out your phone number to a single soul, you’re still inviting a large portion of the world to your doorstep by simply activating the device. […]

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 […]