Opinion

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Christianity in journalism can be beneficial

Many college journalism students are struggling to balance their faith and field of study. At the Spring National College Media Convention in New York, I attended a session titled “Christian in the Newsroom.” The session attracted about two dozen Christians, who wanted to know how other Christians were faring in […]

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The connection between Easter and Passover

The term “Judeo-Christian” is often heard and often quoted, usually in reference to the laws and culture of the United States. Still, how many people actually taken the time to consider exactly what that means? There is probably no better time of year to actually ponder that question than the […]

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Hockeytown says goodbye to Joe Louis Arena

April 9, 2017, marked the final game played at Joe Louis Arena. The final game, which was treated more like a party than a farewell, brought a 4-1 Detroit Red Wings’ victory over the New Jersey Devils. Late owner Mike Ilitch bought the franchise in 1982, and has owned almost […]

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Spring brings back American pastime

Home run! Springtime is here and in my mind, that means only one thing. Baseball is back. Winter reluctantly begins to lose its icy grip on the Midwest, the trees begin to bud, the grass starts growing, and the world seems to start afresh. New life returns to our part […]

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There is no better time to be a journalist

One of the highlights of being on The Agora is attending the College Media Association Convention in New York City.  There are many ways to get involved while attending MCCC. You can join the Student Government, become a Writing Fellow, or a Student Ambassador. All of these groups provide wonderful […]

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Leaving home is expensive

Decisions like when to “leave the nest” and move into your own place are difficult, but necessary. After being a Monroe County Middle College student for five years and graduating this May, I decided that I am going to move out and find my own place this summer. I want […]

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Find the logic beyond your perceptions

Your perceptions are your reality. This statement reflects the heart of American culture. America is the land of freedom. People are given the right to express their opinions when at another time or place they may not have for fear of persecution. The freedom to express ideas and opinions has […]

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World needs more love, understanding

This year has revealed a whole lot of ugly left in the world. With the divisive election, terrorist attacks across Europe, and shootings and crime here in America, anger and hatred run rampant in the world. This year has brought to light many things people simply close their eyes to […]

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Speed and Distance

Image drawn by Leigh W Cole. Leigh W Cole Agora Staff Does this sound blunt? It should be, the following advice is from a former over-the-road truck driver who may just keep you alive this winter.  By following the simple rule–speed and distance–you could save someone’s life, maybe even your […]

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Where do the candidates stand?

Artwork by Leigh Cole As election time draws near, it is time to look at Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s positions on the issues that matter. Lost in the cacophony of personal attacks, media hype and cult of personality are the true issues. What do the candidates really stand for? […]