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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 […]

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Veterans honored at holiday ceremony

The Emerald Guard Drill Team performs during the Veteran's Day Recognition event Nov. 8.   Monroe radio personality Jeff Tuttle was asleep at his home in Nashville on Sept. 11, 2001. Shortly after 8:46 a.m., he was jolted awake by a phone call. It was his friend from Toronto. “My […]

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Toll returns for full-time

New full-time English faculty member Michele Persin Toll just returned after giving birth to her second child. Michele Persin Toll is the embodiment of a working mother in this modern age. Toll, a professor of English at MCCC, was hired as full-time faculty in Fall 2018 after  a year as […]

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Disagreeing over Narcan

Narcan {Photo via Creative Commons} MCCC security officers still do not carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the life-threatening effects of opioids when administered during an overdose. A story in the March 2018 issue of the Agora addressed the college’s handling of addiction on campus. In that story, social worker […]

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Fate of gerrymandering up for vote

Michigan's oddly-shaped 14th congressional district, is one example of political gerrymandering This November, Michigan voters will be given the opportunity to choose how their vote counts. Voting districts are drawn every 10 years after the U.S. Census is tallied, and in many states, including Michigan, these districts are drawn by […]

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56th District race heats up

Jason Sheppard (left), R-Temperance, and Ernie Whiteside talk during a candidate forum in the Meyer Theater last month. Citizens of the 56th District in Monroe County will be voting for a State Representative Nov. 6.  Incumbent Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance and his opponent Ernie Whiteside have been competing for votes. Jason […]

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They Call Her Q!

Qurrat Kadwani performs "They Call Me Q" at the Meyer Theater on Oct. 2. Monroe area residents experienced an emotional take on one woman’s journey to self-acceptance. “They Call Me Q,” the first solo play starring a South Asian female, was performed at the Meyer Theater on Oct. 2.  “They […]

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DTE tax cuts may cause harm to MCCC

The DTE coal plant, as seen from Woodland Beach, generates power for customers. Know your own power.  DTE uses this slogan in many of its advertisements. Currently, it is trying to make Monroe County and MCCC know its power. DTE has filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal to lower the […]

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Beneath the fedora

Professor Edmund La Clair talks to a history class during the Winter 2018 semester. (Photo by Vanessa Ray)   If History Professor Edmund La Clair could tell each MCCC student one thing, it would be to fail. “Look for opportunities to fail,” La Clair said. “Go in trying to succeed, […]

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New Political Science professor fulfills his destiny

New Political Science professor Michael Snyder lectures in one of his courses. It could be said that MCCC’s new political science professor has teaching in his blood. Michael Snyder comes from a family of teachers. “Both my parents are teachers, my younger brother is a teacher, my older brother is […]