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U.S. breaks record with 37 Olympic medals

The United States Olympic team made history in the 21st Winter Olympic games, taking home 37 medals. The total number of medals surpasses those won by the U.S. or any other team in any previous Winter Olympic games. In last night’s closing ceremonies, the U.S. team members held their heads high, having made […]


“The Crazies” movie review

I guess it’s hard these days to make original films. Buzzwords in the movie industry consist of remake, reboot and redux. Here is yet another by-the-numbers remake of a 70’s horror flick. “The Crazies” opens happily to shots of wide-spanning farmland under a welcoming blue sky while an upbeat Johnny […]


Granholm makes another ‘Promise’

Last month, Governor Jennifer Granholm said she wants to restore the Michigan Promise Scholarship program for the budget starting Oct. 1. The new ‘Promise’ would only cover college graduates who work in Michigan, at least part-time, for a year after completing their degree. The Michigan Promise Scholarship was eliminated this […]


History in the making for U.S. Olympic team

Over the last weekend of the Winter Olympics, the U.S. has seen much victory and controversy. A few U.S. athletes are rewriting Olympic history. Apolo Anton Ohno won his seventh medal on Saturday evening, surpassing long-track speed skater Bonnie Blair for the most Winter Olympic medals one by an athlete. […]


Proposed ceiling on contact hours rejected

The Board of Trustees rejected a proposed ceiling on contact hours at their meeting Monday night. Trustee Linda Lauer proposed a ceiling on contact hours at the board meeting on Jan. 25.  The ceiling would limit the number amount of extra tuition students paid because of of contact hours. Since […]


Shutter Island Review

Subtle hints to the truth and disorienting drug-induced dream scenes fill the two hours and 18 minutes of the film “Shutter Island.” I finished reading “Shutter Island,” the novel by Dennis Lehane that the film was based on, days before the movie’s original October release date. The original release date […]


Nuclear program receives $200,000

By Danny Shaw U.S. Rep. John Dingell visited MCCC Thursday to announce new funding for the college’s nuclear engineering technology program. The $200,000 federal earmark, sponsored by Dingell (D-Dearborn), will help the college establish its own nuclear engineering program. According to Dingell, the benefits of the new program will reach […]


United States in the lead with 12 medals

Entering the fifth day of competition in the 2010 Winter Olympics, the United States is in the lead with 12 medals won. “So far, we’re in the lead. I think we will win the most medals. It’s close to home, too, and we do have people rooting for the U.S. […]


Commercials this year disappoint viewers

“You’re not you, when you’re hungry”. One of the first commercials during the Super Bowl leads off as one of the best; a football scrimmage takes place as a player turns into Betty White and is pummeled, because he hasn’t had his snicker bar yet.Super Bowl commercials are a favorite, […]