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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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Kojo addresses civil rights with community

Amid the events available on campus during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MCCC President Kojo Quartey gave a speech regarding civil rights and the progress society has made since the civil rights movement. Held on Jan. 21, the speech was originally meant to be performed by Manuel […]

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Andy Peters coming to Monroe

Comedian Andy Peters is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the MCCC La-Z-Boy Center. Tickets start at $15 and VIP seating is $25. Peters is a Monroe native and 2000 graduate of Monroe High School. He now lives in Los Angeles. Peters has clips from past shows on YouTube […]

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Peace marches on

Students and community members came together at the Monroe History Museum Jan. 22 for a peace march through downtown Monroe to St. Mary’s Park in celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The march brought together over 40 people of all ages and races to celebrate civil rights […]

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MCCC graduates new class of nurses

MCCC’s Registered Nursing Program alumni base grew Dec. 18. 25 students were pinned as registered nurses at Meyer Theater Wednesday night in front of a crowd of over 50 people. “While I’m sure many of you wondered whether you were going to live through nursing school, you did,” said Kimberly […]

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$1.1 million donated to MCCC by local businessman

Local businessman Gary J. Vajcner has always desired to give back to Monroe. On Monday, Vajcner was able to do just that. Vajcner donated $1.1 million dollars to Monroe County Community College at a ceremony held Monday in MCCC’s Audrey M. Warrick Student Services building. Vajcner’s donation to MCCC is […]

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Campus hosts therapy dogs during finals

Over five therapy dogs were brought to campus Dec. 12 for the annual Furry Finals event. The event was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the A Building and hosted Therapy Dogs International Chapter 307. “We visit folks to de-stress and calm people down,” said Stephanie Suydam, a […]

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Campus vending machines a gamble

Thirsty after class and want to purchase a drink or snack? You may have to go off campus for that. Students experience problems when purchasing food and drink items from vending machines on campus, including machines not accepting credit cards or cash, dispensing damaged items or sometimes not dispensing anything […]

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Clery Act reports give MCCC clean year again

MCCC’s Clery Report came back as zeros in all categories for the third consecutive year. “It’s a pretty clean report again, thankfully,” said Randell Daniels, vice president of Student and Information Services. “I’m grateful for the safety that we’ve enjoyed on this campus. I think it’s a tribute to the […]

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Email: a business’s and a hacker’s best tool of living

Spam can be dangerous. Not the meat in a can — spam emails. Email is a powerful tool created in the 20th century, but every tool with good intentions can be corrupted or misused. Jason Young, a system and security administrator, said spam is a broad term. “Generally, when you […]