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Keeping campus safe with Abel

Charlie Abel has been chasing after bad guys for years, but recently he traded in his handcuffs for something more moderate. For four years, Abel has been working as a security officer at MCCC, and this past August he was named the new security supervisor on campus. “My new position […]

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Gender-neutral bathrooms coming soon

Using the restroom is an activity that many people don’t give a second thought. However, for members of the LGBTQ+ community, a bathroom break can mean facing discomfort, stress or even harassment. MCCC is taking steps to become more inclusive by adding gender-neutral bathrooms to both floors of the L […]

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Colleagues from division praise retiring Hedeen

Hedeen in his office. Is Paul Hedeen a writer who teaches, or a teacher who writes? Fittingly, the answer is an academic one – rather like Hedeen himself. Hedeen, who is turning 66 in May, has been in higher education for 38 years. The last seven of those were as […]

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Parnella Baul: from streets to success

Parnella Baul teaches Accounting Principles 1 at MCCC. Though she has faced many hardships in her life, Parnella Baul has never lost hope. “I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be as successful as I have become,” Baul said. After being homeless at 13, she […]

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Dean Hedeen publishes new novel

Paul M. Hedeen publoishes historical fiction novel, "The Butterfly." Readers will be thrown into a world surrounding many secrets of World War II in Paul M. Hedeen’s historical fiction, “The Butterfly.” “I’ve always based a lot of my joy and pleasure on good books and good writing. And I wanted […]

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Applying for Graduation

Graduates at the 2017 commencement ceremony in the H Building gymnasium.   As students flood the halls and classrooms for Winter Semester, it may be the last time on campus for many.  As we move into spring, many students seal the deal at the end of the semester with commencement. […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year just around the corner, many people are looking to clear out some old habits while ringing in the new. In an effort to make the upcoming year better than year's past, people create resolutions – or goals. MCCC student Jenna Reiber's goal is to be more […]

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Cultivating a life of excellence

Chef Kevin Thomas talks with culinary student Christine Masson. MCCC’s new community farm is getting a taste of viticulture. The campus vineyard will spread its vines to the community farm in the spring. That will make it easier to see from the road. “Because vineyards look pretty cool when you’ve […]

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Whitman woes

While viable and charming, the Whitman center seems in need of TLC. For years, MCCC has been searching for ways to improve the Whitman Center. MCCC was established in 1964, but classes were initially held at the Ida Public Schools until the current campus on Raisinville Road was available in […]

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PIG plans on providing solutions

The Psychology Interest Group is working on a secret study which will be unveiled on December, 5. The group is overseen by psychology professors Patrick Wise and Melissa Grey and currently has four student members. Student Ethan Harbaugh is one participant of the group.  “This is actually my first year […]