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My newfound online optimism

To say I once disliked online classes would be an understatement. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay out home order multiple times, and  the college inevitably made the decision in May to switch to online courses this fall. This change was necessary in light of what was going on around […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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. […]

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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 […]

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A pandemic is hard for everyone

Lately, days have been hard for a lot of us. Whether it is practicing social distancing or not having a job right now, the coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s daily lives. I would like to take the time to talk about what I have been going through from almost the […]

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Unpreparedness makes me question

As the government at state and federal levels continues act against the unprecedented coronavirus, this pandemic leaves individuals in communities across the country wondering, “but what do I do if I have it?” Two weeks ago, I was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. As MCCC closed its physical doors and students began […]

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We must learn how to press ‘enter’

As our classes have been online for some time now, the amount of reading students must complete has skyrocketed. I am not an avid reader. Reading is hard for me to focus on. What makes my focus even worse is people not breaking their text into separate paragraphs. I am […]

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Kindness prevails through pandemic

I woke up and could not remember what day it was. While I haven’t completely isolated myself, being home more than 80 percent of the day for multiple days in a row is a bit much. I believe that social distancing as much as possible and normal life being somewhat […]

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My second round at the College Media Association

The Agora recently went to New York City for the College Media Association’s national event. The annual trip helps staff members of the Agora learn new skills, meet professionals from the country’s biggest news organizations and discuss college media with students from across the country. Last year the event was […]