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Post Traumatic

Suicide is prevalent. Thankfully, as this has become more discussed, society has begun to realize the issues many face. Unfortunately, one thing that isn’t discussed as often is how the friends and family get through the grieving. While this article isn’t directly about suicide or how to continue on without […]

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The Agora: a place for passion

The Agora is not just for journalists. It is for writers, bloggers, broadcasters, photographers, artists, critics, reporters, sports analysts, and anyone else who is passionate about what they do. At the Agora, we deal with any and everything related to media. While we do feature our stories in the newspaper […]

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College student Christmas gift tips

​ Art by Cheyanne Abel It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unless you’re a college student with a parent who doesn’t know what to get you for Christmas. People are difficult to shop for, especially college students. Between working and going to classes, students may not have time […]

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Class of 2018

Graduating students, get those caps and gowns ready because commencements are right around the corner! This year MCCC has 190 students graduating. Students completing requirements for degrees during the Fall 2017 and Winter, Spring, or Summer 2018 semesters are eligible and encouraged to participate in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony.  Participation […]

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Olympics or Allstar Game?

Seven-time Allstar Sidney Crosby lines up for a faceoff. The NHL Allstar Game has become a laughing stock of pro sports.   It has been for years but the NHL reached a new level of embarrassment with the 2018 Allstar Game.  During the summer, it was unclear whether or not the NHL would […]

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The stomach flu is not the flu!

Whether it’s referred to as arguing with the worms, calling the dinosaurs, or just plain throwing up, society can set aside their differences and come to full agreement on this topic: we all hate it.  In fact, we hate it so much that whenever we hear a friend or family […]

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Black History Month still important, vital to us all

The first Black Culture Center at Kent State University is where many of the first Black History Month celebrations took place in 1970. The month was officially proclaimed by President Gerald Ford in 1976. There was a time a few years ago when I began to let the thought creep […]

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Music important part of self care

Adding music to your self care routine can be good for your soul. (Artwork by Cheyanne Abel) At the beginning of every semester, I tell myself I’m going to stay ahead in my classes, go to bed early, and do yoga. By the second week, I’m scrambling to keep up […]

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The Story of the Sea of Trees

In 864 CE, Mount Fuji erupted, flooding the land with lava and blotting out the sky. Unholy devastation was unleashed from one of Japan’s Three Holy Mountains. In the ensuing 1,154 years, a dense forest grew on the porous lava rock; so dense, in fact, that the Japanese dubbed it […]

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Death is memorialized

  Death can be hard to accept, but it is inevitable in the end. Around the world life after death is celebrated in many different ways. Depending on the location in the United States the most common presentation of the dead is in a casket or in an urn, when […]