Author: Noah Black

News

Late-start courses begin at MCCC for the fall

The Fall Semester may have already begun at MCCC, but some students are just now enrolling in and starting classes. MCCC’s late-start eight-week courses began Oct. 19 and will run until Dec. 14. Ryan Rafko, director of Admissions and Guidance Services, said in an email the planning process was a […]

Features

Student success is new VP’s focus

MCCC is making changes to ensure a larger focus on student success. With these changes, Scott Behrens has been hired as MCCC’s new vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Behrens replaces former VP Randy Daniels who retired Feb. 28 after 25 years at MCCC. Behrens holds over 25 […]

Cryptid Corner Opinion

Cryptid Corner: The Dark Watchers

There are animals which lurk in the shadows. There are people who lurk in the shadows. But what can be done when the shadows are the ones who lurk around us? Hidden among the forestry of hilltops and rocky shores, the Dark Watchers loom over humanity, casting their judging eyes […]

Entertainment

‘Crash Bandicoot’ returns in full force

Time heals all wounds. Even wounds dealt to the reputation of a 2 1/2 decade old platformer series. “Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” launched Oct. 2 for PS4 and Xbox One. “Crash 4” was developed by Toys for Bob, and published by series owner Activision. While not the fourth […]

Letters to the Editor

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 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 […]

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, […]

Cryptid Corner 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 […]